Santa Clara vs George Mason

    Santa Clara beats George Mason for CBI championship

    CBSSports.com wire reports
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    FAIRFAX, Va. -- Kevin Foster had 24 points, Marc Trasolini had 20 points and Evan Roquemore added 19 points and Santa Clara defeated George Mason 80-77 to win the College Basketball Invitational Finals in three games on Friday night.

    George Mason freshman guard Patrick Holloway's 3-point attempt to send the game into overtime clanked off the back rim as time expired.

    Tournament MVP Foster hit a 3-pointer with 1:11 remaining to put the Broncos back on top for good at 75-73. Foster averaged 26.3 points over six games.

    Roquemore, an 81 percent free throw shooter for his career, hit all seven of his attempts for the game including four in the game's final 19 seconds. The junior point guard scored six of the final 10 points for Santa Clara (26-12)

    Just one year after going winless in the West Coast Conference, Santa Clara (26-12) won its second postseason tournament in three seasons. The Broncos and coach Kerry Keating won the 2011 College Insider.com tournament.

    Trasolini scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half as the Broncos shot 62.1 percent in the second half.

    Sherrod Wright led George Mason (22-16) with 24 points and 10 rebounds and Jonathan Arledge added 16 points, but it wasn't enough for the Patriots.

    Santa Clara took its first lead of the game at 47-46 on a Trasolini layup with 15:27 remaining. The Broncos kept that lead until a Jonathan Arledge tip-in with 5:27 remaining put the Patriots back on top at 68-66 after an 8-2 run.

    For the game, George Mason shot 41.8 percent while Santa Clara hit 50 percent of its shots. The Broncos had 15 assists to 11 turnovers while George Mason managed just 11 assists and committed 16 turnovers.

    George Mason, which went to the Final Four in 2006, played its final game as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. A founding member of the CAA since 1985, the Patriots will be moving to the Atlantic 10 in July.

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    Santa Clara Broncos
    M. Trasolini, F348-114-661120
    Y. Atanga, F110-00-12030
    K. Foster, G388-193-414324
    E. Roquemore, G346-127-746319
    R. Cowels III, G314-90-07139
    J. McArthur192-30-03004
    N. Harrison121-10-23032
    B. Clark90-22-21212
    J. Clarke60-00-00100
    D. Johnson40-00-00010
    R. Garrett20-10-00000
    Totals 29-5816-2230151880
     50%72.7% 
    George Mason Patriots
    E. Copes, F333-51-411147
    J. Arledge, F216-143-471216
    S. Wright, G379-164-5101224
    B. Allen, G293-113-36449
    C. Edwards, G212-30-01426
    P. Holloway201-60-01022
    P. Bennett141-40-03032
    V. Vaughns143-62-42019
    M. Gujanicic110-22-22012
    Totals 28-6715-2246112177
     41.8%68.2% 
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    St. Marys14-224-316
    BYU10-619-1097
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    Santa Clara9-715-14148
    LMU6-1013-14164
    San Diego5-1112-16198
    Pepperdine5-119-19225
    Pacific4-1210-19220
    Portland2-149-19230

    Atlantic 10
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    VCU12-222-524
    Dayton12-221-526
    Rhode Island9-517-954
    Richmond9-515-11102
    George Mason8-618-9120
    St. Bona.8-616-1096
    La Salle8-614-11101
    Davidson7-714-11105
    Geo. Wash.6-814-13140
    Fordham6-812-15194
    Saint Louis4-109-18251
    UMass3-1113-14185
    Saint Josephs3-1110-16166
    Duquesne3-1110-17221
     
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