Panthers stun No. 4 Syracuse

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 30, 2005

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Carl Krauser and Chevon Troutman led Pittsburgh's second consecutive comeback from a 17-point deficit against a ranked opponent, withstanding long scoreless stretches to drive the No. 20 Panthers to a 76-69 victory over No. 4 Syracuse on Saturday night.

Pittsburgh took command with a 13-0 run midway through the second half as the Orange failed to score for 6 1/2 minutes.

Krauser scored all 19 of his points in the second half after not scoring for nearly 23 minutes and Troutman, held scoreless for the first 14 1/2 minutes, had 18 points and nine rebounds for Pitt (14-3, 4-2 Big East).

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No. 8 Boston College 64, Georgetown 49

BOSTON (AP) - Craig Smith had 20 points and eight rebounds, and No. 8 Boston College shut out Georgetown for a 15-minute span in the first half to win 64-49 on Saturday night and extend its record to 18-0.

Jared Dudley scored 13 for BC (7-0 Big East), which is one victory short of the longest winning streak in school history - 19 straight in 1968-69.

The Eagles remain one of two unbeaten teams in the nation with top-ranked Illinois, which beat Minnesota to improve to 21-0 earlier Saturday.