On Sunday, in a game in which Pitt’s head coach, Jeff Capel, was out to due to COVID protocols, the Panthers fell to Boston College by a score of 69-56 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
After leading by as much as eight points early on, Pitt, led by Associate Head Coach Milan Brown, had its eyes set on another win in ACC play. However, Makai Ashton-Langford and Boston College had other plans.
Ashton-Langford caught fire in the second half, hitting each of his first five field goals, including two threes, and knocking both of his free throws in the half. He finished the win with 21 points and led the way alongside his brother, DeMarr Langford, who added 16. The Eagles never let the Panthers get comfortable on offense, holding them without a field goal for more than nine minutes at the end of the first half and continuing the defensive dominance in the second.
Pitt was led by guards Femi Odukale and Jamarius Burton, who contributed with 16 and 15 points, respectively.
Another bright spot for Pitt on the night was Ithiel Horton, who played in just his second game of the year after serving two separate suspension stints. Horton hit 4 of his 12 field goals, including 3 of his 7 three-point attempts, and finished with 11 points in the loss.
Forwards Mo Gueye and John Hugley struggled offensively for most of the contest, combining for just 14 points on five made field goals from the two.
What can't MO do?!
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Pitt (8-13, 3-7 ACC) will return to the court in its net game on Wednesday, Feb. 2 against Wake Forest. That game will tip off at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.