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.