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Brown's 3-pointer helps Pitt beat Wake forest 78-76 in OT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) After getting bailed out on his first shot with the game on the line Tuesday night, Chaundee Brown came through on his second chance to give Wake Forest a 78-76 overtime victory over Pitt in a battle of teams desperate for an Atlantic Coast Conference victory.

Brown's 3-pointer from the wing with 35.1 seconds left in overtime put the Demon Deacons (9-13, 2-8 ) ahead to stay at 77-74, and they held on to snap a five-game losing streak.

Pitt's Xavier Johnson hit the first of two free-throw attempts with 6.8 seconds left to cut the lead to two, but the Panthers (12-11, 2-8) failed to grab the rebound off the second shot and time ran out for their sixth straight loss.

Jaylen Hoard had bailed out Brown at the end of regulation, plucking Brown's desperation shot from above the top of the key out of the air and dropping it in the basket with one second left to force overtime.

Brown scored eight of his 18 points in overtime, making a pair of 3-pointers after going just 1 for 6 from behind the arc in regulation.

''I knew I was taking good shots,'' Brown said. ''Our coaches believed in me. They kept telling me, `Keep shooting. Keep shooting.'''

Hoard scored 19 points and Brandon Childress and Brown added 18 apiece for the Deacons, who have heard speculation about the future of fourth-year coach Danny Manning after a series of poor performances.

Sharone Wright Jr. scored 11 points for the Deacons during a four-minute stretch as they grabbed a 61-53 lead with 5:14 left. Wright's final three points came when his driving shot climbed near the top of the backboard and dropped in after he was fouled, and he converted the free throw.

''Whether we missed a shot or made a turnover, our kids continued to battle,'' Manning said.

Johnson scored a game-high 23 points for the Panthers, including a pair of driving baskets in overtime. Jared Wilson-Frame added 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and Sidy N'Dir had 15.

The largest lead of the game was eight points by each team.

With his team leading by three after Brown's decisive 3-pointer, Childress fouled Johnson with 6.8 seconds to play, eliminating a chance for a potential tying 3-point shot.

Johnson made the first shot. The rebound of the second, which Pitt coach Jeff Capel said was not missed intentionally, was knocked out into the backcourt, where Childress tracked it down and dribbled out the clock.

''We weren't ready to go after it,'' Capel said. ''I think if we really go hard and chase the ball, we get it, or maybe we get a foul.''

The Panthers scored the game's first eight points. Johnson scored the first five on drives to the basket - the second was a 3-point play - in a cold-shooting first half for both teams. The Deacons battled back to tie in the final minute of the opening half, but Johnson drove the length of the court in the final 4.6 seconds to break the tie with a floater that was in the air as the horn sounded.

After a sluggish shooting first half, both teams shot above 50 percent in the final 25 minutes.

BIG PICTURE

Pitt: The loss leaves the Panthers only one-half game ahead of Miami, which could pull into a tie Wednesday by beating Notre Dame, in a battle to stay out of the conference cellar. The Panthers have lost their last 20 road games. Capel said he still believes his team has enough talent to be competitive with any team in the ACC.

Wake Forest: The Deacons, who averaged fewer than 50 points in their past four games, showed some offensive spark in the final 25 minutes. The road ahead is rough with Florida State, North Carolina, Notre Dame and N.C. State next on the schedule, but they get eight days to rest up. Childress regained his 3-point shooting touch, going 4 for 7 after making just 1 of 20 in his previous three games.

STAT PACK

Pitt: The Panthers committed only nine turnovers and shot well in the final 25 minutes. Their biggest problem was on the boards, where the Deacons held a 48-35 rebound advantage. They also made only 10 of 18 from the foul line.

Wake Forest: Jaylen Hoard had 17 rebounds for the Deacons, including the game-saving grab and basket to send the game into overtime. Childress regained his overall form, hitting 5 of 12 from the field, 4 of 7 from 3-point range and 4 of 5 from the line. He also had six assists and only three turnovers.

HE SAID IT

''My confidence was good once I saw one go through the net,'' said Childress, who had made only 7 of 36 shots in his previous three games and missed his first two shots Tuesday before finishing strong.

UP NEXT

Pitt: at N.C. State on Saturday.

Wake Forest: at Florida State on Feb. 13.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Pittsburgh  
19:39 +2 Xavier Johnson made layup 2-0
19:12   Brandon Childress missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:10   Offensive rebound by Jaylen Hoard  
19:03   Chaundee Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:01   Defensive rebound by Jared Wilson-Frame  
18:54 +2 Xavier Johnson made layup 4-0
18:54   Shooting foul on Olivier Sarr  
18:54 +1 Xavier Johnson made free throw 5-0
18:41   Personal foul on Trey McGowens  
18:37   Brandon Childress missed jump shot  
18:35   Defensive rebound by Malik Ellison  
18:29 +3 Jared Wilson-Frame made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Xavier Johnson 8-0
18:08 +2 Jaylen Hoard made layup 8-2
17:37   Trey McGowens missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:35   Offensive rebound by Xavier Johnson  
17:25   Offensive foul on Malik Ellison  
17:25   Turnover on Malik Ellison  
17:05   Jaylen Hoard missed jump shot  
17:03   Defensive rebound by Pittsburgh  
16:52   Terrell Brown missed layup, blocked by Olivier Sarr  
16:50   Defensive rebound by Jaylen Hoard  
16:45   Out of bounds turnover on Isaiah Mucius  
16:19   Xavier Johnson missed layup  
16:17   Defensive rebound by Jaylen Hoard  
16:09 +2 Jaylen Hoard made layup, assist by Brandon Childress 8-4
15:46   Jared Wilson-Frame missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:44   Offensive rebound by Terrell Brown  
15:33   Terrell Brown missed tip-in  
15:33   Defensive rebound by Jaylen Hoard  
15:33   Chaundee Brown missed jump shot  
15:31   Defensive rebound by Xavier Johnson  
15:26   Bad pass turnover on Trey McGowens  
15:05   Lost ball turnover on Jaylen Hoard  
14:40   Malik Ellison missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:38   Defensive rebound by Ikenna Smart  
14:30   Traveling violation turnover on Brandon Childress  
14:23   Offensive foul on Terrell Brown  
14:23   Turnover on Terrell Brown  
14:08   Brandon Childress missed jump shot  
14:06   Offensive rebound by Ikenna Smart  
13:58 +2 Chaundee Brown made layup, assist by Brandon Childress 8-6
13:43 +3 Jared Wilson-Frame made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Xavier Johnson 11-6
13:12   Jaylen Hoard missed layup  
13:10   Defensive rebound by Sidy N'Dir  
13:02   Jared Wilson-Frame missed jump shot  
13:00   Defensive rebound by Ikenna Smart  
12:53 +2 Brandon Childress made jump shot 11-8
12:30   Kene Chukwuka missed layup, blocked by Ikenna Smart  
12:28   Offensive rebound by Xavier Johnson  
12:18 +2 Malik Ellison made dunk, assist by Xavier Johnson 13-8
12:00   Isaiah Mucius missed layup, blocked by Malik Ellison  
11:58   Offensive rebound by Wake Forest  
11:58   Personal foul on Trey McGowens  
11:42   Ikenna Smart missed jump shot  
11:40   Defensive rebound by Au'Diese Toney  
11:21   Kene Chukwuka missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:19   Defensive rebound by Brandon Childress  
11:11   Isaiah Mucius missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:09   Defensive rebound by Pittsburgh  
10:56 +2 Sidy N'Dir made jump shot 15-8
10:34   Chaundee Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:32   Offensive rebound by Wake Forest  
10:18   Sharone Wright Jr. missed jump shot  
10:16   Defensive rebound by Kene Chukwuka  
10:08   Au'Diese Toney missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:06   Defensive rebound by Olivier Sarr  
10:01 +2 Jaylen Hoard made layup, assist by Sharone Wright Jr. 15-10
9:44 +3 Jared Wilson-Frame made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Sidy N'Dir 18-10
9:24   Shooting foul on Kene Chukwuka  
9:24 +1 Olivier Sarr made 1st of 2 free throws 18-11
9:24 +1 Olivier Sarr made 2nd of 2 free throws 18-12
8:56   Xavier Johnson missed jump shot  
8:54   Defensive rebound by Jaylen Hoard  
8:34   Jaylen Hoard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:32   Defensive rebound by Khameron Davis  
8:09   Xavier Johnson missed jump shot  
8:07   Defensive rebound by Brandon Childress  
8:00   Chaundee Brown missed layup, blocked by Jared Wilson-Frame  
7:58   Offensive rebound by Olivier Sarr  
7:54   Olivier Sarr missed layup  
7:52   Defensive rebound by Xavier Johnson  
7:54   Personal foul on Brandon Childress  
7:45 +2 Malik Ellison made layup, assist by Terrell Brown 20-12
7:16   Shooting foul on Terrell Brown  
7:16   Olivier Sarr missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:16 +1 Olivier Sarr made 2nd of 2 free throws 20-13
6:47   Xavier Johnson missed jump shot  
6:45   Defensive rebound by Chaundee Brown  
6:40   Michael Wynn missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:38   Offensive rebound by Jaylen Hoard  
6:28   Brandon Childress missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:26   Defensive rebound by Malik Ellison  
6:14   Xavier Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:12   Offensive rebound by Kene Chukwuka  
6:08   Kene Chukwuka missed layup  
6:06   Defensive rebound by Wake Forest  
5:54 +3 Brandon Childress made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chaundee Brown 20-16
5:25 +2 Kene Chukwuka made layup, assist by Xavier Johnson 22-16
5:11   Jaylen Hoard missed jump shot, blocked by Kene Chukwuka  
5:09   Offensive rebound by Michael Wynn  
5:07   Michael Wynn missed layup  
5:07   Offensive rebound by Olivier Sarr  
5:07   Personal foul on Malik Ellison  
5:07 +1 Jaylen Hoard made 1st of 2 free throws 22-17
5:07 +1 Jaylen Hoard made 2nd of 2 free throws 22-18
4:42   Khameron Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:40   Personal foul on Sharone Wright Jr.  
4:26   Khameron Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:24   Defensive rebound by Brandon Childress  
4:17   Isaiah Mucius missed jump shot  
4:15   Defensive rebound by Xavier Johnson  
4:11   Personal foul on Sharone Wright Jr.  
4:04   Xavier Johnson missed jump shot  
4:02   Offensive rebound by Kene Chukwuka  
4:02   Kene Chukwuka missed tip-in  
4:00   Defensive rebound by Wake Forest  
3:50   Bad pass turnover on Brandon Childress, stolen by Khameron Davis  
3:31   Au'Diese Toney missed layup  
3:31   Offensive rebound by Au'Diese Toney  
3:31   Personal foul on Chaundee Brown  
3:23   Traveling violation turnover on Xavier Johnson  
2:59 +3 Chaundee Brown made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaylen Hoard 22-21
2:26   Xavier Johnson missed layup, blocked by Isaiah Mucius  
2:24   Offensive rebound by Kene Chukwuka  
2:13 +2 Kene Chukwuka made tip-in 24-21
2:07   Ikenna Smart missed jump shot  
2:05   Offensive rebound by Ikenna Smart  
2:04   Lost ball turnover on Ikenna Smart, stolen by Jared Wilson-Frame  
2:00 +2 Au'Diese Toney made layup, assist by Jared Wilson-Frame 26-21
1:40   Shooting foul on Jared Wilson-Frame  
1:39   Brandon Childress missed 1st of 3 free throws  
1:39 +1 Brandon Childress made 2nd of 3 free throws 26-22
1:39 +1 Brandon Childress made 3rd of 3 free throws 26-23
1:14   Jared Wilson-Frame missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:12   Defensive rebound by Wake Forest  
44.0 +3 Brandon Childress made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chaundee Brown 26-26
14.0   Sidy N'Dir missed jump shot  
12.0   Offensive rebound by Au'Diese Toney  
6.0   Au'Diese Toney missed layup  
4.0   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Mucius  
4.0   Chaundee Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4.0   Defensive rebound by Jared Wilson-Frame  
4.0   Personal foul on Jaylen Hoard  
1.0 +2 Xavier Johnson made floating jump shot 28-26
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:43 +3 Brandon Childress made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaylen Hoard 28-29
19:14   Xavier Johnson missed jump shot  
19:12   Defensive rebound by Chaundee Brown  
18:50   Shooting foul on Malik Ellison  
18:50 +1 Jaylen Hoard made 1st of 2 free throws 28-30
18:50 +1 Jaylen Hoard made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-31
18:41   Bad pass turnover on Trey McGowens, stolen by Brandon Childress  
18:22 +2 Olivier Sarr made hook shot 28-33
17:57   Au'Diese Toney missed layup  
17:55   Offensive rebound by Terrell Brown  
17:49   Terrell Brown missed layup  
17:49   Defensive rebound by Olivier Sarr  
17:49   Brandon Childress missed layup, blocked by Jared Wilson-Frame  
17:47   Defensive rebound by Xavier Johnson  
17:38   Shooting foul on Olivier Sarr  
17:38 +1 Trey McGowens made 1st of 2 free throws 29-33
17:38   Trey McGowens missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
17:38   Defensive rebound by Olivier Sarr  
17:11   Sharone Wright Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:09   Defensive rebound by Au'Diese Toney  
17:00   Xavier Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:58   Offensive rebound by Au'Diese Toney  
16:48   Au'Diese Toney missed tip-in  
16:48   Defensive rebound by Jaylen Hoard  
16:48   Bad pass turnover on Sharone Wright Jr., stolen by Terrell Brown  
16:41   Au'Diese Toney missed layup  
16:39   Offensive rebound by Jared Wilson-Frame  
16:34 +2 Jared Wilson-Frame made tip-in 31-33
16:28   Shooting foul on Terrell Brown  
16:28 +1 Jaylen Hoard made 1st of 2 free throws 31-34
16:28   Jaylen Hoard missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
16:28   Offensive rebound by Wake Forest  
16:24   Traveling violation turnover on Jaylen Hoard  
16:14 +3 Jared Wilson-Frame made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Xavier Johnson 34-34
15:48 +2 Chaundee Brown made layup, assist by Brandon Childress 34-36
15:48   Shooting foul on Jared Wilson-Frame  
15:48   Chaundee Brown missed free throw  
15:48   Offensive rebound by Jaylen Hoard  
15:46 +2 Jaylen Hoard made layup 34-38
15:16 +2 Kene Chukwuka made layup, assist by Xavier Johnson 36-38
15:05   Offensive foul on Jaylen Hoard  
15:05   Turnover on Jaylen Hoard  
14:44   Sidy N'Dir missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:42   Defensive rebound by Olivier Sarr  
14:21   Bad pass turnover on Olivier Sarr, stolen by Jared Wilson-Frame  
14:14 +3 Sidy N'Dir made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jared Wilson-Frame 39-38
13:46   Traveling violation turnover on Sharone Wright Jr.  
13:20   Lost ball turnover on Jared Wilson-Frame, stolen by Chaundee Brown  
13:17 +2 Chaundee Brown made layup 39-40
13:17   Shooting foul on Jared Wilson-Frame  
13:17 +1 Chaundee Brown made free throw 39-41
12:50 +2 Malik Ellison made layup, assist by Kene Chukwuka 41-41
12:24   Shooting foul on Khameron Davis  
12:24 +1 Brandon Childress made 1st of 2 free throws 41-42
12:24 +1 Brandon Childress made 2nd of 2 free throws 41-43
12:07   Xavier Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:05   Offensive rebound by Malik Ellison  
11:57 +2 Malik Ellison made dunk 43-43
11:37 +3 Brandon Childress made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chaundee Brown 43-46
11:26   Xavier Johnson missed layup  
11:24   Defensive rebound by Ikenna Smart  
11:04   Bad pass turnover on Chaundee Brown  
10:41 +3 Xavier Johnson made 3-pt. jump shot 46-46
10:31   Michael Wynn missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:29   Offensive rebound by Ikenna Smart  
10:22   Lost ball turnover on Ikenna Smart, stolen by Xavier Johnson  
10:14 +2 Trey McGowens made layup, assist by Xavier Johnson 48-46
9:55   Isaiah Mucius missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:49   Defensive rebound by Pittsburgh  
9:29   Terrell Brown missed jump shot  
9:27   Defensive rebound by Jaylen Hoard  
9:07   Jaylen Hoard missed jump shot  
9:05   Defensive rebound by Malik Ellison  
9:05   Personal foul on Isaiah Mucius  
8:41 +2 Xavier Johnson made layup 50-46
8:40   Lost ball turnover on Jaylen Hoard, stolen by Trey McGowens  
8:40   Shooting foul on Jaylen Hoard  
8:40 +1 Trey McGowens made 1st of 2 free throws 51-46
8:40   Trey McGowens missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
8:40   Defensive rebound by Jaylen Hoard  
8:20 +3 Sharone Wright Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Brandon Childress 51-49
7:58 +2 Sidy N'Dir made layup 53-49
7:42 +3 Sharone Wright Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Michael Wynn 53-52
7:22   Trey McGowens missed jump shot  
7:20   Defensive rebound by Jaylen Hoard  
7:07 +2 Sharone Wright Jr. made jump shot 53-54
6:34   Malik Ellison missed jump shot  
6:32   Offensive rebound by Sidy N'Dir  
6:24   Terrell Brown missed layup, blocked by Jaylen Hoard  
6:22   Defensive rebound by Jaylen Hoard  
6:15 +2 Michael Wynn made layup, assist by Jaylen Hoard 53-56
5:59   Traveling violation turnover on Terrell Brown  
5:30   Brandon Childress missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:28   Offensive rebound by Jaylen Hoard  
5:23 +2 Jaylen Hoard made layup 53-58
5:14   Lost ball turnover on Xavier Johnson, stolen by Brandon Childress  
5:10 +2 Sharone Wright Jr. made layup, assist by Brandon Childress 53-60
5:10   Shooting foul on Jared Wilson-Frame  
5:10 +1 Sharone Wright Jr. made free throw 53-61
4:56   Kene Chukwuka missed layup, blocked by Jaylen Hoard  
4:54   Offensive rebound by Trey McGowens  
4:51   Shooting foul on Brandon Childress  
4:51   Trey McGowens missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4:51 +1 Trey McGowens made 2nd of 2 free throws 54-61
4:20   Shot clock violation turnover on Sharone Wright Jr.  
4:00 +2 Sidy N'Dir made layup 56-61
3:39   Isaiah Mucius missed jump shot  
3:37   Defensive rebound by Malik Ellison  
3:28 +2 Xavier Johnson made layup 58-61
3:02   Bad pass turnover on Olivier Sarr, stolen by Jared Wilson-Frame  
2:55 +2 Sidy N'Dir made dunk, assist by Jared Wilson-Frame 60-61
2:35   Chaundee Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:33   Offensive rebound by Olivier Sarr  
2:27   Olivier Sarr missed layup  
2:25