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Thursday, 06 March 2008 17:45
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 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -Weyinmi Efejuku scored 25 points and Providence beat No. 13 Connecticut 85-76 Thursday night to keep alive its chances of qualifying for the Big East tournament.
Jeff Xavier added 21 points for the Friars (15-14, 6-11), who swept the Huskies this season. Providence closes its regular season at home against Villanova on Saturday. The Friars are tied for the 12th and last spot available in the tournament that starts next week in New York.
Stanley Robinson and Hasheem Thabeet both had 16 points to lead Connecticut (23-7, 12-5), which had already clinched a first-round bye in the conference tournament. The Huskies close the regular season Saturday at home against Cincinnati.
Thabeet had 13 rebounds as the Huskies finished with a 44-30 advantage on the boards. The Huskies were hurt by 21 turnovers, eight above their season average, and they shot 39.4 percent from the field (26-for-66), including 5-for-23 from 3-point range.
Georgia Tech 80, No. 24 Clemson 75
ATLANTA (AP) - Zack Peacock hit four straight free throws in the final 16 seconds for Georgia Tech. The Tigers (21-8, 9-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) were coming off the largest second-half deficit in school history in a 73-70 victory at Maryland five days ago. But Clemson never led after Moe Miller's 3-pointer with 11:52 left in the game.
Terrence Oglesby, who hit the winning 3-pointer against the Terrapins, missed a 26-footer with 22.5 seconds that would've tied the game at 76.
Neither team scored a field goal after Clemson guard Demontez Stitt's 3-pointer cut the lead to 74-72 with 2:16 remaining.
Anthony Morrow led Georgia Tech (13-16, 6-9 ACC) with 16 points.
 

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