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Pittsburgh's Ashton Gibbs hits buzzer-beater against Providence

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Pittsburgh's Ashton Gibbs hit a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer last night to lift the Panthers past Providence, 73-71.

With 3.5 seconds remaining and his team trailing by one, he took the ball the length of the court before launching his decisive heave.

Gibbs, who had 25 points in the game, helped Pitt secure a double bye in the upcoming Big East tournament.

"He's one of the best shooters in the country," Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said afterward. "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."

See, math can be fun.

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