Scores

Final

Syracuse 71

(20-8, 9-5 Big East)

Providence 67

(17-10, 7-7 Big East)

12:00 PM ET, February 24, 2007

Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island

1 2 T
SYR 34 3771
PROV 38 2967

Top Performers

Syracuse: A. Rautins 19 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl

Providence: H. Hill 29 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 8 Blk

Syracuse 71, Providence 67

Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Andy Rautins scored 19 points and Demetris Nichols hit a key 3-pointer in the final minute as Syracuse beat Providence on Saturday for its fourth straight win, 71-67.

The shot by Nichols came with 37 seconds remaining and gave Syracuse a 68-65 lead. Nichols finished with 18 points, including 14 in the second half, for Syracuse (20-8, 9-5). Rautins scored his points on 7-of-12 shooting, including five 3-pointers.

Herbert Hill scored 29 points on 13-of-16 shooting and added 14 rebounds and 8 blocks for Providence (17-10, 7-7). Geoff McDermott added 14 rebounds.

Providence outrebounded Syracuse, 51-38, and had a 44 to 26 edge in points scored down low. But Syracuse made 12 of 29 3-point attempts while Providence hit just 4 of 22 3-pointers.

Syracuse led by as much as nine points late in the first half, but Providence went on a 20-7 run to take a 38-34 halftime lead.

The teams stayed close throughout the second half. Providence's Brian McKenzie 3-pointer with 1:47 tied the game for the third time in the second half, 65-65.

Both teams missed shots on their next possessions before Nichols' 3-pointer gave Syracuse the lead for good.

The Friars missed a layup and were forced to foul. Syracuse then put the game away on free throws by Paul Harris and Eric Devendorf.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SYR
PROV
Points 71 67
FG Made-Attempted 25-62 (.403) 26-74 (.351)
3P Made-Attempted 12-29 (.414) 4-22 (.182)
FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 11-15 (.733)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 9 4

2006-07 Season

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