Scores

Final

Sacred Heart 76

(4-8, 0-2 NEC)

Providence 84

(11-2, 10-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 21, 2010

    Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    SHU 41 3576
    PROV 44 4084

    Top Performers

    Sacred Heart: S. Gibson 26 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Providence: M. Brooks 25 Pts, 12 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Providence 84, Sacred Heart 76

    Associated Press

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Marshon Brooks scored 19 of his team-high 25 points in the first half and Providence overcame a career-high 26 points by Shane Gibson and a late Sacred Heart comeback to score an 84-76 non-conference victory Tuesday night.

    Providence of the Big East (11-2) built a 12-point lead against the Pioneers of the Northeast Conference with 12:03 left and then had to survive the late charge that twice brought Sacred Heart (4-8) to within three points. The Providence lead was cut to 77-74 with 1:08 left before the Friars beat the press, fed Bilal Dixon for slam dunk and earned some breathing room.

    The loss, which ended the Pioneers' three-game winning streak, kept Sacred Heart coach Dave Bike from reaching the 500-win plateau, his first shot at the milestone. Bike is No. 20 among active coaches in wins and the loss was his 451st.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHU
    PROV
    Points 76 84
    FG Made-Attempted 33-69 (.478) 28-53 (.528)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 8-23 (.348)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-6 (.500) 20-31 (.645)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 7 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 12

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