Santa Clara 65, Villanova 64
Evan Roquemore hit two go-ahead free throws with 4.3 seconds
remaining as Santa Clara finished with a 10-0 run to beat Villanova
65-64 in Sunday’s third-place game of the 76 Classic.
After JayVaughn Pinkston missed the front end of a 1-and-1,
Roquemore was fouled while grabbing the rebound. His free throws
completed a nine-point comeback over the final three minutes.
Raymond Cowels scored 20 points on six 3-pointers for Santa
Clara (4-2). Roquemore had 15 points and nine assists.
Mouphtaou Yarou finished with 19 points and seven rebounds for
Villanova (4-2). Maalik Wayns and Dominic Cheek had 10 points
The Broncos trailed by nine with 2:56 remaining. Yannick Atanga
and Cowels hit jumpers before Roquemore scored the game’s final six
points, all on free throws.
Santa Clara went 10 off 11 from the free-throw line.