Pitt Stays Perfect; Duke Doesn't

Fields's last-second trey in OT wins it for Panthers at MSG, 65-64
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Dec 20, 2007 11:46 PM CST
Pittsburgh's Levance Fields, center, drives the baseline against Duke's Jon Scheyer, right, in overtime during college basketball action on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007 at Madison Square Garden in New York....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A Madison Square Garden matchup between two 10-0 teams lived up to its billing, as #11 Pittsburgh beat #6 Duke in overtime, 65-64, on Levance Fields's three-pointer with four seconds remaining. The Panthers had clawed their way back from a 12-point halftime deficit, outrebounding the Blue Devils 34-20 following the intermission.

Brawny freshman DeJuan Blair had 15 points and a whopping 20 boards for Pitt. Two winning streaks ended for Duke: a seven-game run at the Garden, and seven years of December games without a loss. The Panthers improvement over the course of the game was remarkable; at one point in the first half, Pitt had seven straight possessions ending in turnovers.