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Men's Basketball Secures Win over Pitt

The Langford brothers were unstoppable in Boston College Men’s Basketball’s 69-56 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers Sunday afternoon, following the game’s postponement due to Saturday’s snowstorm.

Makai Ashton-Langford and Demarr Langford Jr. contributed 21 and 17 points respectively, with Ashton-Langford doing so on only 13 shots. While Langford Jr. has struggled as of late, putting up less than 10 points in each of his last eight games, his efficient 17-point outing was his best since playing Holy Cross in early November.

After the Panthers took a 13-5 lead early in the first half, the Eagles went on an 11-1 run to take the lead. After several minutes of going back and forth, BC went on another 13-3 run to close out the half and never looked back. 

The Eagles’ first half success can largely be traced back to the play of Quinten Post in the paint. He scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds in the first half, and finished the game with 11 points and 10 rebounds to secure his first career double-double. On the defensive side of the ball, Post also came away with two blocks and a steal. 

Defensively, BC smothered the Panthers. Pitt shot 29 percent from the field in the first half, and went only 1-8 from behind the arc. Their second half improvements to 41-40-60 splits were significant, but still not where they needed to be to mount a comeback. This can at least partially be credited to lax defense from BC after the game seemed to be getting out of hand. 

The Eagles (9-11, 4-6), move up to a tie with Syracuse for ninth in the ACC following the win. BC will play their next game Tuesday, when they fly out to Charlottesville to take on the Virginia Cavaliers. 

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