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Final

Virginia 79

(10-9, 1-7 ACC)

Providence 98

(10-11, 0-7 Big East)

    7:30 PM ET, February 2, 2005

    Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island

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    UVA 39 4079
    PROV 40 5898

    Top Performers

    Virginia: D. Smith 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Providence: D. McGrath 27 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    McGrath scores 27 in Providence's rout of Cavs

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Donnie McGrath tied an NCAA record for three-point field goals without a miss, going 9-for-9 for a career-high 27 points and Ryan Gomes added 20 points, helping Providence end a seven-game losing streak with a 98-79 win over Virginia Wednesday night.

    McGrath was one 3-pointer short of the school record, set by Donta Wade on Dec. 23, 2000 against Notre Dame. He shares the NCAA record with Evansville's Markus Wilson (9-for-9 vs. Tennessee-Martin on Nov. 18, 1998), and Old Dominion's Mark Poag (vs. VMI on Nov. 25, 1997).

    Dwight Brewington had 17 and Tuukka Kotti 15 for Providence (10-11).

    Gomes, held to five points in the first half, scored nine of Providence's first 11 after halftime.

    Devin Smith led Virginia (10-9) with 24 points. The Cavaliers have lost seven of eight, while Providence remains winless in the Big East.

    Providence hit its first seven shots of the second half, taking a 61-51 lead on McGrath's 3-pointer with 14:28 to play.

    After McGrath's sixth 3-pointer made it 66-56, the Cavaliers scored the next seven points, closing the gap to three on Gary Forbes' layup with 8:14 to play.

    With the Friars still holding a three-point lead, McGrath hit consecutive 3-pointers, 17 seconds apart, to make it 74-65 with 6:41 left.

    The win spoiled the return of former Providence coach Pete Gillen, who coached the Friars from 1994-98 and led them to the Elite Eight in 1997.

    The Friars led 40-39 at the half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UVA
    PROV
    Points 79 98
    FG Made-Attempted 26-63 (.413) 31-54 (.574)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-24 (.375) 14-25 (.560)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-27 (.667) 22-27 (.815)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 21

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