SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Buddy Boeheim scored 24 points reaching the 20-point mark for the eighth time this season and Jimmy Boeheim scored 18 and Syracuse beat Pittsburgh 77-61.
The Orange which made 25 of 49 (51%) shots. Syracuse used a 12-3 run to start the second half and gradually began pulling away.
Jimmy Boeheim’s layup with 15:47 to go gave Syracuse its first double-digit lead (47-37). John Hugley’s dunk with 8:02 before halftime sparked a 13-0 run and the Panthers took their first lead to go up 32-25 a little more than four minutes later.
The Orange staged their own rally finishing with a 10-4 lead to go up by a point at the break.