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N.J. native lifts No. 2 Pitt over Rutgers

Updated: January 30, 2011, 1:44 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Pittsburgh junior guard Ashton Gibbs grew up 25 minutes from the Louis Brown Athletic Center in nearby Scotch Plains.

Leave it to the hometown kid to stick the dagger in the hearts of the home crowd.

Gibbs' deep 3-pointer with four seconds left on the shot clock and 58 seconds remaining proved to be the knockout punch, as No. 2 Pitt prevailed in a defensive heavyweight bout over upset-minded Rutgers 65-62 on Saturday night.

"I had lots of family and ...

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