Panthers pound Seminoles for Colonial Classic title
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Antonio Graves led a balanced Pittsburgh
scoring attack with 17 points as the third-ranked Panthers pummeled Florida
State, 88-66, to claim the Colonial Classic championship.
Mike Cook had 15 points to go along with nine assists for the Panthers (6-0),
who shot a sizzling 62.5 percent from the floor, including 8-of-11 from three
Ronald Ramon had 12 points and Tyrell Biggs added 11 for Pittsburgh, which
had five players in double figures.
Toney Douglas scored a game-high 23 points for the Seminoles (4-1), who were
off to a 4-0 start for the second time in the past five years.
Douglas’ three pointer with just under eight minutes left in the first brought
Florida State within five, 30-25. However, the Panthers embarked on a 13-0 run
capped by Ramon’s three pointer with just over four minutes to play
that made it 43-25.
Pittsburgh took a 50-30 lead into the break and was never threatened in the
Pittsburgh center Aaron Gray, the Big East Preseason Player of the Year,
finished with nine points and five rebounds.