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College, Video / Mar 5, 2010 / 2:00 pm

Pitt’s Ashton Gibbs Silences Providence At The Buzzer

This past summer, we had Pitt’s Ashton Gibbs as one of Team USA’s 5 Breakout Stars after their U19 Gold Medal victory in the FIBA World Championships. While he only played 10.8 minutes a game during his freshman year, the strong guard with a nice jumper has been given plenty of playing time (35.3 mpg) this season, and he’s produced. Leading the team with 16.3 points per game, it was just another day in the office last night.

“I’m always going to be confident with my shot,” said Gibbs after the game. “I just wanted to keep it [and take the shot]. I’ve been in enough pressure-packed games to keep my composure in any type situation.”

“He’s one of the best shooters in the country,” said Pitt coach Jamie Dixon. “He can make shots. It was just a big-time shot. It was a play we worked on … they knew how long 3.5 seconds were. He knew how much he could go [before shooting], how far he could go.”

While many people thought that Pitt would be in a rebuilding year this season after losing Sam Young, DeJuan Blair and Levance Fields, but after last night’s win, the Panthers (23-7, 12-5) secured a double bye in next week’s Big East tournament.

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  • jackass

    goddammmnnn i love this game

  • Russ

    …was at the game. Pretty uneventful(read:boring) until the end. Pitt had no answer down low for peterson from providence.Bbut he is their only good player, it’s not a good look that the game was that close for Pitt. Too many missed free throws in the last 2 minutes on both sides. Hell of a shot though. He showed some versatility by scoring in the paint off some curls as well.

  • Russ

    …was at the game. Pretty uneventful(read:boring) until the end. Pitt had no answer down low for peterson from providence. But he is their only good player, it’s not a good look that the game was that close for Pitt. Too many missed free throws in the last 2 minutes on both sides. Hell of a shot though. He showed some versatility by scoring in the paint off some curls as well.