Talib Zanna scored 11 of his 21 points in the closing 9 1/2 minutes to help Pittsburgh snap a three-game losing streak with a 66-59 win over Boston College on Wednesday night.
With the competition wide open for the Heisman Trophy, Boston College running back Andre Williams has become a bit of a rising contender.
Pitt’s inaugural season will feature some big named college basketball programs, including both Duke and North Carolina.
Following Wednesday’s game against Montreal, the Pens will play in Boston on Friday. It will likely be the first major sporting event in that city since the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins signed draft pick defenseman Philip Samuelsson to a three-year entry level contract.