By The Associated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Vincent Council scored seven of his 12 points in the closing 5:21, including a key 3-point play off his only basket of the game, to lift Providence to a 77-68 win over Robert Morris in the second round of the NIT on Monday night.
Providence will play Baylor in the quarterfinals on Wednesday night.
BYU 90, MERCER 71
PROVO, Utah -- Brandon Davies had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead BYU over Mercer and into a quarterfinal against Southern Miss on Wednesday.
SOUTHERN MISS 63, LOUISIANA TECH 52
Southern Miss (27-9) led for nearly the entire game and by double-digits for much of the second half. Reserve Rashard McGill added 10 points.
Raheem Appleby scored 17 points to lead Louisiana Tech (27-7). The Bulldogs won 18 straight games earlier in the season, but lost four of their last five. Louisiana Tech shot just 19 of 54 (35.2 percent) from the field.
Southern Miss plays BYU in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
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