Scores

Final

DePaul 75

(8-9, 1-5 Big East)

Providence 76

(8-8, 1-4 Big East)

    7:30 PM ET, January 21, 2006

    Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    DEP 31 4475
    PROV 41 3576

    Top Performers

    DePaul: S. Mejia 30 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Providence: R. Hanke 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Providence 76, DePaul 75

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Randall Hanke led the way with 19 points and Donnie McGrath had 16, including the go-ahead basket with 40 seconds to play, as Providence won its first Big East game of the year 76-75 over DePaul on Saturday night.

    Sam Mejia had a game-high 30 points, including 20 in the second half, for DePaul (8-9, 1-5), and Draelon Burns had 13.

    McGrath hit an 18-foot fadeaway with 40 seconds left to put the Friars ahead 74-72. The Blue Demons were called for an offensive foul on their next possession, and then fouled Weynimi Efejuku, who sank two free throws with 7.7 seconds left to clinch the game.

    Mejia hit a 3-pointer for the final score.

    The Friars (8-8, 1-4) led by as many as nine in the second half, but DePaul went on a 17-5 run for a 72-68 lead with two minutes left. Herbert Hill made a basket and Sharaud Curry added two free throws to tie the game. Efejuku had 13 and Hill finished with 12 points.

    The Blue Demons took a 16-12 lead in the first half on Lorenzo Thompson's layup with 12:58 left. But the Friars used a 29-15 run to take a 41-31 lead at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DEP
    PROV
    Points 75 76
    FG Made-Attempted 27-59 (.458) 26-52 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 5-20 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-19 (.895) 19-25 (.760)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 11

    2005-06 Season

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