Friars depart Mohegan Sun with tough loss
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Yuri Collins scored 21 points and Saint Louis beat Providence 76-73 on Sunday night in the thirdplace game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-off.
A three-point play by Collins gave the Billikens a 74-73 lead with 26 seconds remaining.
Providence's Jared Bynum missed a jumper with six seconds left and Francis Okoro made two free throws for the Billikens with four seconds remaining.
Collins had five rebounds, seven assists, and three steals for the Billikens (4-1).
Javonte Perkins scored 14 points and Okoro finished with 10 points, while adding nine rebounds.
The Friars (3-2) were led by Bryce Hopkins, who recorded 20 points and nine rebounds.
Bynum added 15 points for Providence. Ed Croswell had 11 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks.
Providence led 36-30 at halftime.
Both teams play on Wednesday. Saint Louis hosts Paul Quinn and Providence hosts Merrimack.
The title game saw Donta Scott score 24 points, and all five Maryland starters reached double figures in scoring, and the Terrapins defeated Miami 88-70 on Sunday in the championship game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off.
Maryland remains undefeated in Kevin Willard’s first season as coach, largely due to an explosive first half in which Scott had 17 points, six rebounds and three assists and the Terrapins drained seven 3-pointers to lead 47-34 at the break.
The Terps shot 63% and dominated the boards with a 24-8 rebounding advantage.
Maryland (5-0) extended its lead to 18 points early in the second half and still led by 18 with about 10 minutes to go.