Young leads Pitt over Marquette 78-75

Pittsburgh's Jamel Artis, center, goes to the basket past Marquette center Luke Fischer (40) and guard Sam Hauser in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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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.