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Thursday, March 13, 2008
PITT upsets Louisville
Go PITT!!! Pitt pulled through and upset Louisville in the Big East tournament. This is critical to get a good seat in the March Madness NCAA tournament. Sam Young had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and hit a pair of free throws with less than a minute left in overtime to help Pittsburgh beat No. 13 Louisville 76-69. Pittsburgh, which has knocked Louisville out of three straight conference tournaments, advanced to play either third-seeded Notre Dame or No. 6 seed Marquette on Friday night in the semi-finals. The Panthers are now 4-0 at Madison Square Garden this year, and 21-8 dating to the 2001-02 season. In other Pittsburgh sports news, Laraque was suspended for his elbowing Buffalo Sabres Nathan Paetsch in the head yesterday. He got a three game penalty. Laraque is one of the NHL's most feared fighters with 1,024 career penalty minutes. Paetsch had to be helped off the ice and remains out indefinitely with a concussion. The three-game suspension will cost Laraque more than $20,000 in salary. Lastly the Bucco's beat the Yankees 5-3. Whod of thought. That is probably the last time we will hear something good about the Pirates until we hear their seson is over in the fall.