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Providence beats S. Carolina in Tip-Off tourney

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - David Duke scored 20 points to rally Providence to a 76-65 win over South Carolina and into the finals of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off tournament on Saturday.

Alpha Diallo added 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Friars (3-1).

Hassani Gravett scored 14 points to lead four players in double figures for South Carolina (2-2).

The Gamecocks led 35-27 at halftime and by nine points early in the second half. But A.J. Reeves scored eight of his 10 points during a 10-0 Friars' run that put Providence on top 44-43.

The teams went back and forth before three straight dunks gave the Friars a 54-49 lead. Consecutive 3-pointers from Duke and Isaiah Jackson made it 65-54, and brought the raucous pro-Providence crowd to its feet.

Providence will play Michigan on Sunday for the tournament title. South Carolina with face George Washington in the consolation game.

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Key Players
A. Lawson
A. Diallo
35.3 Min. Per Game 35.3
20.3 Pts. Per Game 20.3
4.3 Ast. Per Game 4.3
10.3 Reb. Per Game 10.3
38.5 Field Goal % 53.2
29.2 Three Point % 52.6
52.0 Free Throw % 60.0
  Bad pass turnover on T.J. Moss, stolen by Alpha Diallo 12.0
  Offensive rebound by South Carolina 13.0
  Hassani Gravett missed 3-pt. jump shot 15.0
+ 1 Isaiah Jackson made 2nd of 2 free throws 20.0
+ 1 Isaiah Jackson made 1st of 2 free throws 20.0
  Personal foul on Justin Minaya 20.0
+ 3 A.J. Lawson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Justin Minaya 21.0
+ 1 Alpha Diallo made 2nd of 2 free throws 31.0
+ 1 Alpha Diallo made 1st of 2 free throws 31.0
  Personal foul on Hassani Gravett 31.0
  Alpha Diallo missed 2nd of 2 free throws 43.0
Team Stats
Points 67 76
Field Goals 25-62 (40.3%) 22-56 (39.3%)
3-Pointers 6-25 (24.0%) 4-13 (30.8%)
Free Throws 11-14 (78.6%) 28-34 (82.4%)
Total Rebounds 38 39
Offensive 8 9
Defensive 23 23
Team 7 7
Assists 8 13
Steals 6 5
Blocks 2 3
Turnovers 12 11
Fouls 28 18
Technicals 1 0
14 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST
20 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo South Carolina 2-2 353267
home team logo Providence 3-1 274976
Team Stats
away team logo South Carolina 2-2 72.7 PPG 40.2 RPG 12.9 APG
home team logo Providence 3-1 71.4 PPG 39 RPG 14.4 APG
Key Players
2
H. Gravett G 11.4 PPG 3.8 RPG 2.4 APG 41.8 FG%
3
D. Duke G 7.1 PPG 2.6 RPG 2.1 APG 38.7 FG%
Top Scorers
H. Gravett G 14 PTS 7 REB 1 AST
D. Duke G 20 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
40.3 FG% 39.3
24.0 3PT FG% 30.8
78.6 FT% 82.4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Minaya 10 4 2 4/6 0/1 2/2 5 24 0 0 0 2 2
A. Lawson 10 4 3 4/12 1/6 1/4 4 23 1 0 4 0 4
C. Silva 6 3 0 1/2 0/1 4/4 4 13 0 0 1 1 2
M. Kotsar 4 4 0 2/6 0/0 0/0 4 29 2 2 0 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Minaya 10 4 2 4/6 0/1 2/2 5 24 0 0 0 2 2
A. Lawson 10 4 3 4/12 1/6 1/4 4 23 1 0 4 0 4
C. Silva 6 3 0 1/2 0/1 4/4 4 13 0 0 1 1 2
M. Kotsar 4 4 0 2/6 0/0 0/0 4 29 2 2 0 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
H. Gravett 14 7 1 6/11 2/5 0/0 3 34 2 0 2 2 5
T. Moss 12 2 1 5/10 2/5 0/0 0 20 1 0 1 0 2
F. Haase 5 2 0 1/3 1/2 2/2 4 17 0 0 1 0 2
T. Campbell 4 4 1 2/7 0/3 0/0 2 24 0 0 1 1 3
K. Bryant 2 0 0 0/5 0/2 2/2 0 11 0 0 1 0 0
J. Cudd 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 0 1 0 1
E. Hinson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bolden - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Nelson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Couisnard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Frink - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 67 31 8 25/62 6/25 11/14 28 200 6 2 12 8 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Duke 20 3 2 8/15 2/4 2/4 2 34 0 0 3 1 2
A. Diallo 17 9 7 5/8 0/0 7/9 3 34 3 1 2 3 6
A. Reeves 10 2 0 2/7 1/3 5/5 1 20 2 0 1 1 1
J. Nichols Jr. 4 4 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 3 18 0 1 2 1 3
K. Young 3 2 1 1/4 0/0 1/1 2 14 0 0 0 2 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Duke 20 3 2 8/15 2/4 2/4 2 34 0 0 3 1 2
A. Diallo 17 9 7 5/8 0/0 7/9 3 34 3 1 2 3 6
A. Reeves 10 2 0 2/7 1/3 5/5 1 20 2 0 1 1 1
J. Nichols Jr. 4 4 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 3 18 0 1 2 1 3
K. Young 3 2 1 1/4 0/0 1/1 2 14 0 0 0 2 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Jackson 9 3 1 1/5 1/4 6/7 2 30 0 0 2 0 3
N. Watson 9 8 1 2/8 0/1 5/6 4 26 0 1 0 1 7
M. Ashton-Langford 4 0 0 1/3 0/1 2/2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
E. Holt 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
M. White 0 1 0 0/3 0/0 0/0 0 8 0 0 1 0 1
K. Monroe 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Edwards - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Fonts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 76 32 13 22/56 4/13 28/34 18 200 5 3 11 9 23