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Work ethic takes Young to higher level

Pitt's overlooked star finds motivation on and off the court

Updated: March 26, 2009, 4:38 PM ET
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com

Sam Young had promised to do a backflip on the court if he were to lead Pittsburgh out of the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament at Dayton.

Instead, after Sunday's 32-point performance against Oklahoma State, Young was summoned for an immediate postgame interview. By the time he finished talking, Louisville and Siena had taken the floor for the next game. "That messed my flow up," Young said.

Chalk it up as one of the biggest upsets of the tournament's first weekend. ...

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