Young leads Pitt over Marquette 78-75
NEW YORK (AP) Michael Young scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Pittsburgh to a 78-75 victory over Marquette on Friday in the third-place game of the 2K Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.
Young, a senior forward whose previous career-high was 27 points as a sophomore against Chaminade, brought the Panthers (3-1) back from a 15-point deficit in the second half.
With Marquette (2-2) leading 59-49 with 13:51 to play, the 6-foot-9 Young scored the game's next 10 points, almost all on inside baskets.
From the 59-all tie with 10:36 to play there would be four lead changes and three ties. Pitt took the lead for good on a free throw by Jamel Artis with 1:03 left and he added two more free throws with 5.6 seconds left for the final margin.
Andrew Rowsey's 3-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the rim.