Freshman Charles Smith poured in 26 points, including 18 free throws, as Pitt came from 14 points down in the second half to surprise stumbling Boston College, 61-55, in a Big East game at Newton, Mass.
Boston College (11-5, 2-5), which blew a 10-point lead in a 66-59 loss to St. John's Saturday and has lost five of six games, stretched a 33-25 halftime advantage into a 42-28 bulge with 15:21 left in the game.
However, Pitt (10-5, 2-3) reeled off 20 of the next 26 points to tie the Eagles, 48-48, on a layup by Smith, who had seven of those points, with 5:34 remaining.
Maryland 99, Holy Cross 75--Adrian Branch scored 26 points and Tom Jones added 19 as the Terrapins pulled away from the Crusaders at College Park, Md.
Holy Cross (4-12) was within 64-56 with 9:56 left before Jones, a junior college transfer, scored 13 of his points for the Terrapins (15-4) in the final 8:08.
Jim McCaffrey had 27 points for the Crusaders.
North Carolina 74, Jacksonville 68--Junior center Brad Daugherty scored a career-high 28 points--18 in the first half--to spark the Tar Heels past the Dolphins at Greensboro, N.C.
Daugherty was 12 for 13 from the field and 4 for 4 from the free-throw line.
North Carolina (14-3) led from the outset by making 11 of its first 12 shots. Jacksonville (8-8) got back in the game with a 27-12 surge, cutting the Tar Heels' lead to 38-37, but could never pull even.
DePaul 72, E. Washington 50--Tyrone Corbin scored 17 points and the Blue Demons rolled past the Eagles at Rosemont, Ill., to extend their homecourt winning streak to 36 games.
The Blue Demons (13-3) led, 29-17, at the half, but the Eagles (7-12) closed to 32-26 with 18 minutes to play.
Four 20-foot jumpers by Kenny Patterson helped DePaul move to a 46-30 lead with 12 minutes to play.
Georgia Tech 49, Virginia 46--John Salley and Yvon Joseph each hit a pair of free throws in the final 11 seconds as the Yellow Jackets pulled out an Atlantic Coast Conference victory over the Cavaliers at Atlanta.
South Carolina 64, Louisville 59--Mike Brittain had 16 points, 16 rebounds and 5 blocked shots as the Gamecocks beat the fading Cardinals in a Metro Conference game at Columbia, S.C.
Pacific 101, Utah State 89--Freshman forward Domingo Rosario scored a season-high 25 points as the Tigers downed the Aggies, despite 41 points by Vince Washington.