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Even a gimpy Knight makes Pitt a Big East champ

Brandin Knight could barely walk, but nothing was going to keep him from leading Pitt to the Big East title.

Updated: March 16, 2003, 8:02 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Without Brandin Knight, the Pittsburgh Panthers are a good basketball team.

But with him, they are Big East champions.

Knight led his team, albeit gingerly, onto the Madison Square Garden floor 40 minutes before tip-off Saturday night. Then he led the Panthers to their first-ever Big East title, 74-56 over Connecticut.

"They're the toughest team in the league," UConn coach Jim Calhoun said. "And they're the best."

Knight strained a tendon in his right ...

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