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PITTSBURGH -- Another second-half lead gone -- this time against crosstown rival Pittsburgh -- and Duquesne coach Jim Ferry wondered if his young team was on the verge of an emotional collapse. Keanu Neal Jersey .It very easily could have been `Here we go again, Ferry said.Only it wasnt. Not with Mike Lewis II, Emile Blackman and Tarin Smith knocking down jumpers. Not with the Dukes holding Pitt star Michael Young in check over the final 20 minutes. Not with the Dukes finally pushing back after spending the last 15 years getting pushed around by the bigger, deeper and more talented Panthers.Lewis II scored 10 of his 15 points over the final 20 minutes, including five straight during a late game-turning surge to lift Duquesne to a 64-55 upset on Friday night. Emile Blackman led the Dukes (4-5) with 21 points and Tarin Smith added 12 for Duquesne, which beat the Panthers (6-2) for the first time since 2000 in a rivalry that dates back to 1932.We were really pumped for this game, Dukes guard Rene Castro said. We know the history of it. We know we hadnt won in a long time. We were glad to change it.Young finished with 19 points for Pitt but struggled to get much going with senior forward Jamel Artis watching from the bench in a sweatsuit while serving a one-game suspension for failing to live up to the standards of a University of Pittsburgh basketball player. Cam Johnson added 14 points and Chris Jones chipped in 11 but Young made just 1 of 11 shots in the second half and the Panthers made just 3 of 22 3-pointers and none in the second half.There was nothing about our play that was good enough to win, said Pitts first-year coach Kevin Stallings.Three days after throttling Maryland on the road in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the Panthers looked appeared to be in control after going up by 10 late in the first half. The Dukes, however, responded by getting to within a point at the break and kept rolling. A 3-pointer from the corner by Lewis up Duquesne up 47-38 with 12:35 to go. Pitt responded with a to briefly reclaim the lead on a Ryan Luther lay-up.The Dukes, who have struggled to close out games at times -- most notably in losses to Canisius and Tennessee-Martin -- didnt back down this time. Castro and Blackman drilled back-to-back 3s and Duquesne never trailed again then celebrated when the student section stormed the court at PPG Paints Arena.I think its just really big for our team, Blackman said. We really needed this.BIG PICTUREDuquesne: The victory gives Ferry a massive boost at a time he desperately needed it. The Dukes were picked to finish near the bottom of the Atlantic 10 and still have issues but the play of its backcourt should give them a serious uptick in confidence at least in the short term.Pitt: Young needs help, particularly when Artis is not on the floor. Pitts bench managed just two points in all and shot a combined 1 of 8 from the field. Mike had a bad night and that caused some panic in our team and we didnt have enough firepower to solve the problem, Stallings said.HUGE LOSSStallings anointed Artis his teams point forward before the season began and hes lived up to responsibility for the most part. Artis put up a brilliant 22-point, six-rebound, three-assist performance in the romp over the Terrapins not far from his hometown of Baltimore. Stallings stressed its just a one-game penalty for Artis and considering the issues Pitt had moving the ball -- getting just nine assists on 20 field goals -- they certainly need him.Hopefully we wont have to be without him very much, Stallings said. Hes a pretty good player and his numbers speak to that but we have to do as a team what we have to do in order to be successful with whomever is in the game.UP NEXTDuquesne: heads a couple blocks from campus to play at PPG Paints Arena again next Tuesday to take on Robert Morris.Pitt: hosts Buffalo on Wednesday before a trip to New Jersey to face Penn State in the Never Forget Tribute Classic on Dec. 10.---More AP College Basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org Matt Schaub Jersey . -- The goal posts lying flat on the field, Arizonas fans lingered on the field, congregating around the locker room entrance nearly 30 minutes after rushing out of the stands. Wes Schweitzer Jersey .com) - Following a late-game loss to the reigning NBA champs, the Toronto Raptors will look to sustain their recent high-level play as they travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers. http:///...-collins-jersey.html . Walcott is available for Saturdays home match against Southampton as Arsenal looks to extend its two-point lead at the top of the Premier League. The Gunners are currently the second highest scorers in the league but Wenger insists Walcott will add something extra to his team. KL Rahul, who had aggravated an injury to his left forearm in the nets in Mohali, has been released from the India squad but is expected to be fit in time for the fourth Test against England in Mumbai on December 8. Allrounder Hardik Pandya has had to leave the team as well, having hurt his right shoulder while training at the PCA Stadium. The BCCIs medical staff have advised him to consult a specialist to decide the future course of action. No replacements were named by the board in its media release.Rahul had picked up his problem while batting in the Visakhapatnam Test - which was his comeback from a hamstring injury picked up in September. His career has been a bit stop-start. Soon after making a century in his first Test series, in Sydney, he contracted dengue and missed a one--off match in Bangladesh. LaRoy Reynolds Jersey. He was brought back into the XI when M Vijay was injured in Sri Lanka, but didnt play the home Tests against South Africa. Rahul reclaimed his place and became Indias first-choice opener on the tour of the Caribbean, when he made a century and a fifty. His unavailability in Mohali led to Parthiv Patel - on a comeback of his own - opening the batting for India.Pandya was with the Test squad for the first time, his pace and one-day form impressing the selectors. He was the only uncapped player in the squad by the time he picked up the injury, with Jayant Yadav making his debut in Visakhapatnam and Karun Nair in Mohali. Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Discount NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '