Scores

Final

Ohio 71

(7-3, 2-2 away)

St. John's 69

(4-3, 4-1 home)

    10:00 PM ET, December 19, 2007

    Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

    1 2 T
    OHIO 25 4671
    SJU 28 4169

    Top Performers

    Ohio: L. Williams 24 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast

    St. John's: E. Lawrence 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Ohio 71, St. John's 69

    Associated Press

    HONOLULU (AP) -- Leon Williams' layup with 0.2 seconds remaining gave Ohio a 71-69 victory over St. John's in the opening game of the Rainbow Classic on Wednesday.

    Williams had a double-double for Ohio (7-3), scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

    Bubba Walther added 15 points and Jerome Tillman 11 for the Bobcats.

    D.J. Kennedy led the St. John's (4-3) with 17 points and Eugene Lawrence added 16.

    After two free throws put Ohio up 69-66, Lawrence nailed a 3-pointer from the right wing to tie the game at 69 with 1.6 seconds remaining.

    Walther then inbounded the ball the length of the court to Williams for the game-winning layup.

    Ohio used a 12-2 run to lead by as much as nine, 54-45, with 7:01 remaining.

    But the Red Storm responded with an 11-4 spurt of their own to pull to within two, 58-56, with 2:06 to go.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    OHIO
    SJU
    Points 71 69
    FG Made-Attempted 20-47 (.426) 26-49 (.531)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 25-34 (.735) 10-16 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 7

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