Rankings: Pittsburgh (NR), Boston College (NR)
Day & Time: Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 9:00 p.m. Eastern
Arena: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Line: Boston College +2.5
TV: ACC Regional Sports Network / NESN
Announcers: Steve Martin (play-by-play), Eddie Fogler (analyst)
Radio: WEEI 850 AM, bceagles.com
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Danya Abrams (analyst)
Pittsburgh News: Cardiac Hill
All-Time Series: 30-17, Pittsburgh
First Meeting: Pittsburgh 76, Boston College 66 (December 18, 1959)
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Pittsburgh 66, Boston College 59 (February 26, 2014)
Last Five Meetings:
L - Pittsburgh 66, Boston College 59 (February 26, 2014)
L - Pittsburgh 72, Boston College 50 (February 28, 2005)
L - Pittsburgh 62, Boston College 53 (March 12, 2004)
L - Pittsburgh 68, Boston College 58 (January 28, 2004)
L - Pittsburgh 61, Boston College 48 (March 14, 2003)
Common Opponents: all the ACC ones
School Connections: Christian served as an assistant coach at Pittsburgh from 1996-99 under Ralph Willard. He guided the development of Vonteego Cummings, a two-time All-Big East player who went on to play for the Philadelphia 76ers and Golden State Warriors.
Notable Alumni: Mike Ditka, Dan Marino, Art Rooney II, Marty Schottenheimer, Mark Cuban
Head Coaches: BC: Jim Christian (1st year, 7-5); Pitt: Jamie Dixon (12th Year, 298-100)
Last Year: The Panthers finished 26-10 overall, 11-7 ACC (5th). NCAA Tournament Third Round.
Last Game: Boston College fell to Duke, 85-62, in the ACC opener. Pitt fell to N.C. State, 68-50.
He's a Dude: Michael Young, sophomore forward. The forward from nearby Duquesne, Pennsylvania has scored in double digits 11 times this year, including each of the last six games. Young scored a season-high 27 points and added 15 rebounds in a 81-68 victory over Division II Chaminade in the Maui Invitational earlier this season.
"Fun" Fact: The Panthers have won the last seven meetings dating back to both program's time in the Big East Conference. The Eagles are just 8-13 at home all-time vs. the Panthers. Jim Christian is 0-1 vs. Pitt.