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Ashton Gibbs at home at the Garden

Jersey native leads Pitt past Texas -- and shows NYC hoops fans what they're missing

Updated: November 20, 2010, 9:46 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- In the second half of a championship game at Madison Square Garden -- albeit a November championship game -- a local kid took over.

Pittsburgh guard Ashton Gibbs -- the team's leading scorer last season, and again this season -- had been having a quiet night. He came in averaging 17.8 points per game, but had only five in the first half Friday.

With 15:03 remaining, No. 4 Pitt led No. 22 Texas by the slimmest of margins, 39-38 after a Longhorns 3-pointer.

Then ...

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