Sam Young scored 22 points to lead Pittsburgh to the Big East tournament championship game for the seventh time in eight years, this time with a 68-61 victory over Marquette (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 25 AP) on Friday night.
Dominic James made two free throws after being fouled with less than a second remaining in overtime and No. 24 Marquette rallied after squandering an 11-point lead to surprise No. 6 Pittsburgh 77-74 on Sunday.
Marquette point guard Travis Diener hurt his ankle at practice Monday and is doubtful for Tuesday's game against South Dakota State and questionable for Saturday's game against rival Wisconsin (No. 22), according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report.