Scores

Final

South Florida 54

(6-5, 2-2 away)

Loyola Mary 50

(3-9, 2-4 home)

    4:00 PM ET, December 23, 2005

    Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

    1 2 T
    USF 34 2054
    LMU 19 3150

    Top Performers

    South Florida: J. Holmes 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl

    Loyola Marymount: M. Knight 9 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl

    South Florida 54, Loyola Marymnt 50

    HONOLULU (AP) -- James Holmes scored 24 points Friday to lead South Florida to a 54-50 victory over Loyola Marymount for seventh place in the Rainbow Classic.

    Melvin Buckley had 10 points and Solomon Jones added nine points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls (6-5).

    Holmes' 3-pointer from the left wing gave South Florida a 52-50 lead with 30 seconds remaining. Loyola Marymount turned the ball over then missed a 3-pointer with less than 5 seconds to go, and South Florida's Chris Capko made two free throws to seal the victory.

    Chris Ayer led Loyola Marymount (3-9) with 12 points and Matthew Knight added nine.

    South Florida led 34-19 at halftime and by as much as 16 early in the second half. Loyola Marymount then outscored the Bulls 23-7 over the next 10 minutes, tying the game at 42 on John Montgomery's 3-pointer with 9:48 remaining.

    Ayer's hook shot with 1:47 left gave Loyola Marymount a 50-49 lead, the Lions' first lead since they went up 2-0 to open the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USF
    LMU
    Points 54 50
    FG Made-Attempted 18-45 (.400) 19-47 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-13 (.538) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-18 (.611) 7-10 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 1

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