Nov. 30, 2008
Pitt vs. Washington State, November 29, 2008, Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.
*Pitt defeated Washington State 57-43 in the Legends Classic Championship Game. The Pitt team was awarded a championship trophy following the contest.
*Pitt’s Sam Young was named the Legends Classic Tournament Most Valuable Player. DeJuan Blair earned All-Tournament honors.
*Pitt held Washington State to 43 points, the lowest scoring output for an opponent vs. the Panthers since Auburn was held to 41 points on December 4, 2005.
*Pitt scored just 57 points in the game. The 57 points marked the lowest scoring output by Pitt since it scored 54 vs. Michigan State in the 2008 NCAA Tournament (March 22, 2008).
*Pitt finished with only seven assists on the evening. The seven assists marked the second lowest assist total in a game during the Jamie Dixon Era. Pitt registered just five assists vs. Louisville (March 6, 2008) and seven assists vs. Central Florida (March 19, 2004).
*The win gave Pitt its 11th win in the last 12 contests in the New Jersey-New York area. Over the last seven years, Pitt improved to 28-9 in games played in the region.
*The win also improved Pitt to a combined 17-6 in neutral site games over the last three seasons.
*The win gave Pitt its seventh consecutive 7-0 start to a season.
*Sam Young led the Panthers with 15 points. Twelve of his 15 points were scored in the first half. Young has now reached double figure scoring in 50 of his last 55 games played. He has also registered 69 career double figure scoring contests.
*Levance Fields scored 14 points in the contest, his 51st of his career.
*DeJuan Blair grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds, his 22nd double figure rebounding game. Blair has now grabbed at least 10 rebounds in five of Pitt’s seven games this year.
*Jermaine Dixon finished with a season-high five rebounds.
*Washington State and Pitt met for the first time in series history.
*With the win, Pitt Head Coach Jamie Dixon improved to a perfect 31-0 in November games. Combining his November and December games, Dixon is now 64-3 in those contests. Dixon also improved to 67-4 all-time vs. non-conference opponents.
*Dixon is in his sixth season as head coach at Pitt and now owns a 139-40 overall record.
*Pitt limited Washington State to 43 points on the evening. The Panthers have limited each of their first seven opponents to less than 70 points. Since Jamie Dixon became head coach, Pitt has held 145 of its 179 opponents under 70 points.