Rankings: Pittsburgh (NR), Boston College (NR)
Day & Time: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 9:00 p.m. Eastern
Arena: Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Line: Boston College +8.5
Radio: WEEI 850 AM, bceagles.com
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Danya Abrams (analyst)
Pittsburgh News: Cardiac Hill
All-Time Series: 31-17, Pittsburgh
First Meeting: Pittsburgh 76, Boston College 66 (December 18, 1959)
Last Meeting: Pittsburgh 61, Boston College 60 (OT) (January 6, 2015)
Last Meeting at The Pete: Pittsburgh 68, Boston College 58 (January 28, 2004)
Last Five Meetings:
L - Pittsburgh 61, Boston College 60 (OT) (January 6, 2015)
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)
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
Head Coaches: BC: Jim Christian (1st year, 9-17); Pitt: Jamie Dixon (12th Year, 306-106)
Last Year: The Panthers finished 26-10 overall, 11-7 ACC (5th). NCAA Tournament Third Round.
Last Game: Boston College fell to Notre Dame, 87-70. Pitt defeated Syracuse, 65-61.
He's a Dude: Jamel Artis, sophomore forward. Averaging 13.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, he leads all Panthers scorers. After BC limited Artis to just four points in the first meeting, Artis has scored in double digits in 12 straight games, including 32 points on 11-of-17 shooting in a win over Bryant.
"Fun" Fact: The Panthers have now won eight straight in the series going back to both programs' time in the Big East. Jim Christian is 0-2 all-time vs. Pitt.