BC faces Pitt in ACC tourney
No. 14 seed Pittsburgh (13-18, 3-15) vs. No. 11 seed Boston College (14-16, 5-13)
Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney First Round, Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina; Tuesday, 6 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh is set to meet Boston College in the first round of the ACC tournament. The only meeting between the teams this season came on Feb. 12, when the Eagles shot 46.2 percent from the field while holding Pittsburgh to just 29 percent en route to a nine-point victory.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED: Boston College has been fueled by senior leadership while Pittsburgh has depended on freshmen this year. Seniors Ky Bowman, Jordan Chatman and Jared Hamilton have combined to score 48 percent of Boston College’s points this season. On the other side, freshmen Xavier Johnson, Trey McGowens and Au’Diese Toney have collectively scored 50 percent of the team’s points this year.
FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Bowman has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Boston College field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has accounted for 28 field goals and 22 assists in those games.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Panthers have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Eagles. Boston College has 39 assists on 72 field goals (54.2 percent) over its past three outings while Pittsburgh has assists on 39 of 60 field goals (65 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Pittsburgh has attempted more free throws per game than any other ACC team. The Panthers have averaged 23.6 free throws per game.