Sam Young dominated one of this season's biggest games with 31 points and No. 3 Pittsburgh likely secured one of the top seeds in the NCAA tournament, opening up a 14-point lead early in the second half before holding off top-ranked Connecticut 70-60 on Saturday in Pittsburgh
Pitt (28-3, 15-3 Big East) had never beaten a No. 1-ranked team in school history, only to accomplish it twice in less than a month — both times against Connecticut (27-3, 15-3), which still hasn't figured out how to slow down Young. Pitt becomes the seventh school to beat a top-ranked team twice in a season, the last North Carolina over Duke in 1998.
The Panthers had to wait for the outcome of Saturday night's game between No. 6 Louisville and West Virginia to see if they would win a share of the Big East regular season title. If West Virginia won, Pittsburgh and Louisville would be tied with the Panthers getting the No. 1 seed in next week's tournament. A Louisville win and Pitt would get the tiebreaker over UConn and the No. 2 seed.