2:50 PM ET, March 22, 2009
University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
DAYTON, Ohio -- As his teammates buzzed around him during warmups, Sam Young lost himself in the funky sounds pumping through his headphones.Young, Pittsburgh's poet in motion whose words are his second love after basketball, let the sweet, sweet music carry him far away.
• Behind a 32-point effort from Sam Young, Pitt escaped Oklahoma State's upset bid, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the second time in the last three seasons.
• It's the Panthers' fifth trip to the Sweet 16 in the last eight seasons.
• Jamie Dixon's 162nd win broke a tie with Everett Case (NC State) for most victories in the first six seasons as a head coach.
• Oklahoma State hasn't been to the Sweet 16 since 2005, which was also the last time they made the NCAA tournament.
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Pitt and center DeJuan Blair dominated the stats in rebounds, putbacks and blocks against Oklahoma State, helping the Panthers advance to the Sweet 16 through a hard-fought win against the Cowboys.
|2nd Chance Pts.||21||7|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-54 (.481)||28-57 (.491)|
|3P Made-Attempted||12-28 (.429)||11-28 (.393)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-12 (1.000)||17-26 (.654)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||12 (0/0)|
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