Scores

Final

Marist 63

(3-1, 2-1 away)

Minnesota 56

(2-2, 2-2 home)

2:00 PM ET, November 23, 2006

HP Field House, Orlando, Florida

1 2 T
MRST 30 3363
MINN 21 3556

Top Performers

Marist: J. Smith 16 Pts, 13 Reb

Minnesota: D. Coleman 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast

Marist 63, Minnesota 56

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- James Smith scored 16 points and Will Whittington added 14 Thursday, leading Marist to a 63-56 victory over Minnesota in the Old Spice Classic at Disney World.

Smith also had 13 rebounds as Marist (3-1) held on after Minnesota (2-2) trimmed a 13-point deficit to two early in the second half. Smith's basket started a 13-5 spurt that turned a 35-33 edge into a 48-38 advantage.

Minnesota made one more run, but couldn't get closer than three the rest of the way. Smith made a layup and two free throws to put Marist up 52-45 with seven minutes left, then Ryan Stilphen made a pair of key baskets to keep Minnesota from getting close down the stretch.

Lawrence McKenzie led Minnesota with 17 points, but was only 3-of-12 on 3-point attempts. The Golden Gophers missed 22 of 31 shots from beyond the arc and shot 34 percent overall while being outrebounded 42-39.

Dan Coleman had 15 points and Limar Wilson 10 for Minnesota, which has lost two straight after opening the season with victories over North Dakota State and Long Island.

Jared Jordan and Ben Farmer scored 11 apiece for Marist, which has won three straight since opening with a 17-point loss at Ohio.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MRST
MINN
Points 63 56
FG Made-Attempted 23-56 (.411) 23-67 (.343)
3P Made-Attempted 9-28 (.321) 9-31 (.290)
FT Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 1-2 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 8 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 15 0

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