Scores

Final

Providence 77

(18-10, 8-7 Big East)

South Florida 72

(12-17, 3-12 Big East)

    7:00 PM ET, February 28, 2007

    USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida

    1 2 T
    PROV 33 4477
    USF 33 3972

    Top Performers

    Providence: H. Hill 28 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 6 Blk

    South Florida: K. Gransberry 25 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Providence 77, South Florida 72

    Associated Press

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Herbert Hill had 28 points and 16 rebounds, leading Providence past South Florida 77-72 on Wednesday night.

    Hill had eight points, including a pair of rebound baskets, as Providence (18-10, 8-7) opened the second half with a 12-2 run to take 45-35 lead with 16 minutes left.

    Jonathan Kale had a key rebound basket after a Hill miss that put Providence ahead 75-72 with 13.3 seconds left. South Florida, which put together a late 10-1 run to pull within 73-72, had a chance to tie it in the final seconds, but Melvin Buckley's 3-pointer was off the mark.

    South Florida (12-17, 3-12) got 25 points and 14 rebounds from Kentrell Gransberry. USF has lost six straight games.

    Keyed by Gransberry's eight points, South Florida used an 12-4 run to get within 65-62 at the four-minute mark.

    Providence responded with 6 consecutive points, including a 3-pointer and a layup by Sharaud Curry. The guard finished with 17 points and five assists.

    Gransberry had 13 points and seven rebounds in the first half, helping South Florida battle back from a 7-point deficit for a 33-all tie at intermission. Hill scored eight points and pulled down seven rebounds during the opening 20 minutes.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PROV
    USF
    Points 77 72
    FG Made-Attempted 30-55 (.545) 24-60 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 2-18 (.111)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-21 (.619) 22-30 (.733)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 2

    2006-07 Season

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