Duke falls to No. 4 Pitt at Cameron Indoor Stadium, 77-67

After rallying from 18 points down in the second half to beat Wake Forest last Saturday, Pitt gave coach Kevin Stallings his 100th career victory. On Saturday, Stallings’ team did the same to play…

Duke falls to No. 4 Pitt at Cameron Indoor Stadium, 77-67

After rallying from 18 points down in the second half to beat Wake Forest last Saturday, Pitt gave coach Kevin Stallings his 100th career victory. On Saturday, Stallings’ team did the same to play spoiler.

In the final regular-season game for the Panthers (16-4, 7-2 ACC), their biggest stars took over. Freshman guard Terrell Brown was again a one-man show, scoring 23 points to help Pittsburgh emerge with a 77-67 victory over No. 18 Duke in the regularly scheduled ACC game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Jared Wilson-Frame, the other freshman star of the 2014-15 NCAA tournament, finished with 22 points. Seventh-ranked Duke (17-4, 6-3) didn’t get its star back until it was too late, turning the ball over 25 times.

Pickett wasn’t one of Duke’s fiercest defenders, and he would probably take offense at being mentioned with fellow star Grayson Allen when it comes to the ACC’s most ferocious defenders. But he turned in his second consecutive double-double, with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Pitt, which hadn’t won at Cameron since 1974, turned Allen over 12 times. He finished with 10 points and six turnovers.

Scott Woodward, who was also the interim coach when Duke last lost to Pitt, four years ago, joined Coach Mike Krzyzewski in the arena on Saturday to see the Warriors of Girls Leadership mentor, police, firefighters and other police officials and their families participate in the star-studded tribute for Eric Garner. They sang “Joy to the World” and “America the Beautiful” and received more than 5,000 signatures on a petition against racial profiling and police violence.

The final 3 by Pickett and Wilson-Frame before the break put Pitt ahead 29-27, and before the interval, Brown stopped a Duke fastbreak and assisted Wilson-Frame on a 3-pointer.

Brown’s driving layup with 21 seconds left gave Pitt its first lead at 36-35 before Duke tied it on Christain Dawkins’ free throws. But Pitt’s senior center, Michael Young, soared for a one-handed dunk with 4.8 seconds left in the half, then threw down a follow dunk with 2.1 seconds to go in the half for a 47-39 lead.

It didn’t seem likely at that point that Pitt would keep Duke from winning the ACC’s Coastal Division for the fifth straight year. The only true road win against Power Five opponents this season for Pitt, which entered the contest among three top-25 teams at home.

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