SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Frank Howard had 18 points, seven rebounds and five steals and Syracuse snapped a four-game losing streak, defeating Pittsburgh 59-45 Tuesday night.
With the win the Orange (13-6, 2-4 ACC) averted the first five-game losing streak in coach Jim Boeheim's 42-year tenure.
Tyus Battle, who scored just four first-half points for Syracuse, had 15. Oshae Brissett added 10.
Freshman Parker Stewart, who entered the game with a 7.3 scoring average, tallied a career-high 23 points for Pitt (8-11, 0-6) on 7-of-13 from beyond the arc. Kene Chukwuka had seven and Terrell Brown added six.
Clinging to a 31-29 lead with nearly 17 minutes to go, Syracuse went on a 22-8 run to extend to a 53-37 lead. Howard and Battle led the Orange down the stretch, scoring 10 and seven points, respectively. >> Read more
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