Scores

Final

Maine 74

(4-4, 1-0 Am. East)

Providence 104

(6-4, 5-3 home)

    7:30 PM ET, December 21, 2004

    Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island

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    MAINE 32 4274
    PROV 51 53104

    Providence 104, Maine 74

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Ryan Gomes equaled his season-high with 25 points, and Providence coasted to a 104-74 win over Maine on Tuesday night.

    Donnie McGrath added a season-high 17 points for the Friars. Gomes, who scored 25 points for the third time this season, added 10 rebounds.

    Providence (6-4), took control early, pulling out to an 18-4 lead on Rob McKiver's 3-pointer 5:09 into the first half. Maine, which started 1 for 7 from the field, went nearly five minutes without a basket.

    Ernest Turner led Maine (4-4) with 14 points, and Kevin Reed had 12.

    McGrath's runner in the lane pushed PC's lead to 32-11 midway into the half, the first of four times the Friars opened a lead of 20 points or more in the opening half.

    The Friars led 51-32 at halftime.

    In the second half, McGrath's consecutive 3-pointers 18 seconds apart pushed PC's lead to 65-35 with 16:04 to play, and the Friars led by at least 19 points the rest of the way.

    The teams combined for 33 free-throw attempts in a foul-filled first half.

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