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Syracuse snaps two-game skid against Pitt with 77-61 win

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Syracuse beats Pitt

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.

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