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.