Unbeaten Pitt kept rolling along Tuesday night, going on a 21-8 run late in the first half to take a 43-28 halftime lead and the Panthers never looked back in an 88-67 win over the Stanford Cardinal in the championship of the Legends Classic in Brooklyn.
Pitt (6-0) has won its games by an average margin of 31.3 points and Tuesday’s game with the Cardinal (5-2) turned into another rout.
Twice in the second half, Stanford was able to get to within 12 points of the Panthers, but they could get no closer.
Lamar Patterson paced Pitt with 24 points and six assists, Talib Zanna and Durand Johnson had 14 points each, Cameron Wright scored 13 points to go with five rebounds and James Robinson tossed in 10 points.
For the Cardinal, Dwight Powell led the way with 20 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots. Anthony Brown added 15 points and Chasson Randle scored 10.
In the third-place game of the tournament played earlier Tuesday at the Barclays Center, Texas Tech beat Houston 76-64.
Stanford returns home on Sunday to face South Dakota State. Tipoff at Maples Pavilion is 5 p.m. Pacific.