Scores

Final

Saint Mary's 81

(5-1, 0-0 away)

Providence 75

(4-3, 3-1 home)

    5:30 PM ET, November 30, 2008

    Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

    1 2 T
    SMC 48 3381
    PROV 28 4775

    Top Performers

    Saint Mary's: P. Mills 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Providence: J. Kale 20 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Stl

    Saint Mary's 81, Providence 75

    Associated Press

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Patrick Mills scored 24 points and Diamon Simpson had a season-high 18 points as Saint Mary's repelled a late rally to defeat Providence 81-75 in the fourth-place game of the 76 Classic on Sunday.

    Omar Samhan added 16 points and Ian O'Leary had a season-best 13 points for the Gaels (5-1), who are off to their best start since the 1993-94 season.

    Jonathan Kale scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Friars (4-3). Weyinmi Efejuku added 11 points.

    Saint Mary's held a 60-49 lead with 11:53 to play before Providence narrowed the deficit to 72-66 with 4:44 left. But Mills made a 3-point shot with 3:58 remaining, then scored on a lay-in that extended the Gaels' lead to 77-67 with 1:08 left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SMC
    PROV
    Points 81 75
    FG Made-Attempted 26-54 (.481) 29-66 (.439)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 4-22 (.182)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-31 (.710) 13-22 (.591)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 22 0

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