Scores

Final

Pittsburgh 81

(11-5, 0-3 Big East)

DePaul 84

(10-4, 1-1 Big East)

Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

7:00 PM ET, January 5, 2012

Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

1 2 T
PITT 38 4381
DEP 31 5384

Top Performers

Pittsburgh: T. Zanna 16 Pts, 7 Reb

DePaul: B. Young 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 5 Stl

DePaul 84, Pittsburgh 81

Associated Press

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Brandon Young scored 26 points, including a three-point play with 1.3 seconds left, as DePaul beat Pittsburgh 84-81 Thursday night.

Young scored the game's last seven points for the Blue Demons (10-4, 1-1 Big East) after Pitt (11-5, 0-3) held an 81-77 lead with 17.2 seconds remaining. Young's layup cut the Panthers' lead to two points; then Pitt's Isaiah Epps missed two free throws.

Young drove through the Panthers' defense for a basket and he was fouled with 1.3 seconds left. He made the free throw for a one-point lead, then Pitt threw the inbounds pass away. Young was fouled and made two more free throws.

Cleveland Melvin scored 20 points and Moses Morgan added 13 for DePaul, which before Thursday had won just two regular-season Big East games since 2008-09.

Talib Zanna had 16 points and eight rebounds and Ashton Gibbs finished with 13 points for Pittsburgh.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PITT
DEP
Points 81 84
FG Made-Attempted 30-68 (.441) 31-65 (.477)
3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 10-22 (.455)
FT Made-Attempted 16-25 (.640) 12-19 (.632)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
Largest Lead 12 6

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