11:30 PM ET, March 23, 2009
McKeon Pavilion, Moraga, California
MORAGA, Calif. -- Patty Mills screamed over the final buzzer and waved both arms joyously skyward, goading the raucous Saint Mary's fans into what might have been the first storm-the-court celebration in the history of the NIT's second round.This was no ordinary early-round game in college hoops' consolation tournament, however. After winning a full-tilt duel with Davidson's Stephen Curry, Mills wanted to leave his fans with one last memory to match this entertaining matchup.
• The Gaels advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT with a 12-point win over Stephen Curry and Davidson. Curry finished with 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
• Patrick Mills led the Gaels with 23 points and 10 assists on 9-for-22 shooting. Mills was 1-for-10 from 3-point range and 8-for-12 from two-point range.
• Davidson shot just 36.8 percent for the game.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-68 (.368)||31-66 (.470)|
|3P Made-Attempted||11-24 (.458)||5-20 (.250)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-13 (.538)||13-20 (.650)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|
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