Friday , Nov , 24 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

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
point range.

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
second half.

Game Notes

Pittsburgh center Aaron Gray, the Big East Preseason Player of the Year,
finished with nine points and five rebounds.