Scores

Final

Memphis 51

(5-3, 2-2 away)

(11) Pittsburgh 70

(6-0, 6-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, December 7, 2004

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

1 2 T
MEM 23 2851
#11PITT 41 2970

Top Performers

Memphis: S. Banks 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Pittsburgh: C. Krauser 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

Pitt pounces on Memphis at Jimmy V Classic

NEW YORK (AP) -- Carl Krauser scored all but two of his 17 points at the free throw line to lead No. 11 Pittsburgh to a 70-51 victory over Memphis on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic.

The Panthers (6-0), who have held all their opponents this season to less than 60 points, improved their record at Madison Square Garden since 2002 to 12-3.

Chris Taft had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Pittsburgh, which opened the game with a 12-2 run and had its first 20-point lead at 30-10 with 9:04 left in the first half.

Memphis (5-3) shot just 29 percent (9-for-31), including 1-for-9 from 3-point range, as the Panthers took a 41-23 halftime lead.

The Tigers' forward combination of Rodney Carney and Sean Banks, who entered the game averaging 19.6 and 17.3 points, respectively, each went 3-for-11 from the field and had seven points in the opening half.

Banks finished with 18 points on 7-for-19 shooting and Carney had 11 points and was 4-for-18.

Krauser struggled from the field (1-for-9) but he went 15-for-18 from the line and had six assists and seven rebounds. His free throws with 9:30 left gave Pittsburgh its biggest lead of the game, 61-37.

Chevon Troutman had 12 points for Pittsburgh and Antonio Graves and Mark McCarroll each had 10.

The Panthers finished with a 51-35 advantage on the boards and they were 25-for-42 from the free throw line, while Memphis went 10-for-17.

Pittsburgh's success at Madison Square Garden is hardly surprising since seven Panthers are from the New York City area.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MEM
PITT
Points 51 70
FG Made-Attempted 19-62 (.306) 21-51 (.412)
3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 3-8 (.375)
FT Made-Attempted 10-17 (.588) 25-42 (.595)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 24

2004-05 Season

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