Nov. 27, 2013
Stanford vs. Pitt • Barclays Center • November 26, 2013
Pitt 88, Stanford 67
*With its 88-67 win over Stanford, Pitt won the Progressive Legends Classic Championship Game. Pitt swept its slate of four Progressive Legends Classic with victories against Howard (84-52), Lehigh (77-58) and Texas Tech (76-53). It marked Pitt’s second Legends Classic championship as it claimed the 2008 title. Including four wins in the 2008 Legends Classic, Pitt is now a combined 8-0 in Legends Classic games.
*Pitt’s Lamar Patterson was named tournament Most Valuable Player after averaging 23.5 points per game in Pitt’s two contests in Brooklyn. Cameron Wright (12.5 ppg., 3.5 spg.) was named to the all-tournament team. Joining Patterson and Wright on the all-tournament team included Stanford’s Dwight Powell, Texas Tech’s J. Crockett and Houston’s T. Thomas.
*Pitt is now a perfect 6-0 on the year. It has won each of its games by 20 or more points.
*Pitt led 43-28 at halftime, its smallest halftime lead of the season. The Panthers converted 14 of their 15 first half free throw attempts and hit five 3-pointers. Pitt also assisted on 10 of its 12 field goals made.
*Pitt converted 30 of its 34 free throw attempts for a season-best 88.2 percent. The last time Pitt shot 88.2 percent was against Delaware at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 23, 2012 (15-17).
*Tonight against Stanford, senior Lamar Patterson finished with career-highs for scoring (24 points) and free throws made and attempted (9-11). He also led Pitt with six assists, hit 6-10 field goals and finished with two steals. Against Texas Tech on Tuesday night, Patterson registered career-highs for scoring (23 points), field goals made (tied, eight) and steals (five). He also finished with four assists and 4-7 3-point shooting. Patterson has now registered three 20-point games on the year and four for his career. He has now scored in double figures in five of six games on the year and in 42 career contests.
*With a career-high tying 13 points, junior Cameron Wright registered his fourth double figure scoring game in six contests this year and eighth career contest. Wright also grabbed six rebounds and finished with three assists. He played a career-high 32 minutes.
*With 14 points, Talib Zanna registered his 30th career double figure scoring game and third of the season.
*Durand Johnson finished with 14 points, one shy of his career-high. Johnson reached double figure scoring for the third time this year and fifth time in his career.
*James Robinson finished the contest with 10 points, five assists and no turnovers. He reached double figure scoring for the ninth time in his career and second time on the season.
*Pitt improved to 44-20 overall in games played in the New York City/New Jersey area since the 2000-01 season.