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Hopson, Goins lead Vols by Villanova

Scotty Hopson scored 18 points to lead No. 24 Tennessee to a 78-68 victory over No. 7 Villanova on Friday in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden.

Senior point guard Melvin Goins was the key late for the Volunteers (5-0), scoring seven of his nine points and coming up with two big steals in the final 2:17.

He also did an outstanding defensive job on Corey Fisher of the Wildcats (5-1), who finished with three points on 1-of-10 shooting from the field. In an 82-70 semifinal win over UCLA, Fisher had a career-high 26 points and was 14 of 15 from the free-throw line. He only made it to the line once against Tennessee, going 1 of 2.

Tennessee took the lead for good on a rebound basket by Hopson with 11:52 to play. Villanova was never able to get any kind of a run going as its three-guard offense couldn't get going against the Volunteers.

The Wildcats closed within 56-55 on a basket by Dominic Cheek with 7:26 to play. The Volunteers went on a 7-0 run capped by a three-pointer by Cameron Tatum with 5:35 left.

The closest Villanova could get the rest of the way was five points. Hopson, the tournament MVP, scored on a drive to make it a seven-point game; and Goins then stole the ball from Maalik Wayns and went in for a breakaway layup.

VILLANOVA (5-1): Pena 4-8 6-7 14, Yarou 4-7 7-9 15, Wayns 3-11 5-7 11, Fisher 1-10 1-2 3, Stokes 3-9 2-2 11, Cheek 3-9 3-5 10, Sutton 2-3 0-2 4, Bell 0-1 0-0 0, Armwood 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 20-58 24-36 68.

TENNESSEE (5-0): Harris 5-10 4-8 15, Williams 5-8 2-4 12, Goins 1-8 7-8 9, Tatum 6-13 2-3 17, Hopson 6-11 5-8 18, Woolridge 1-2 0-0 2, McRae 0-0 0-0 0, McBee 1-2 0-0 3, Hall 0-0 0-0 0, Pearl 0-0 2-2 2, Field s 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 25-55 22-35 78.

Halftime—Tennessee 35-30. 3-Point Goals—Villanova 4-21 (Stokes 3-8, Cheek 1-4, Bell 0-1, Wayns 0-4, Fisher 0-4), Tennessee 6-16 (Tatum 3-6, McBee 1-2, Harris 1-2, Hopson 1-3, Woolridge 0-1, G oins 0-2). Fouled Out—Fields, Fisher, Stokes, Wayns. Rebounds—Villanova 35 (Pena 8), Tennessee 41 (Harris 9). Assists—Villanova 10 (Wayns 4), Tennessee 14 (Goins 4). Total Fouls—Villanova 26, Tennessee 27. A—7,228.

No. 3 Ohio St. 66, Miami (O) 45

MIAMI (OHIO) (2-4): Mavunga 4-12 2-2 11, Winbush 1-9 0-2 3, Rollins 1-2 3-3 5, Roberts 1-5 2-2 4, Ballard 2-9 0-0 4, Sewell 0-3 0-0 0, Mock 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 4-7 3-4 13, McHenry 2-4 0-0 5, Harris 0-0 0-0 0, M cGhee 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-51 10-13 45.

OHIO ST. (5-0): Sullinger 5-9 2-3 12, Lauderdale 1-2 0-0 2, Lighty 7-12 3-5 21, Diebler 1-2 0-0 3, Buford 3-8 0-1 7, Thomas 6-9 2-3 15, Sibert 0-3 1-2 1, Craft 2-3 0-0 5, Weatherspoon 0-0 0-0 0, Smith Jr. 0 -0 0-0 0. Totals 25-48 8-14 66.

Halftime—Ohio St. 28-16. 3-Point Goals—Miami (Ohio) 5-19 (Williams 2-2, McHenry 1-2, Mavunga 1-4, Winbush 1-8, Sewell 0-1, Roberts 0-1, Ballard 0-1), Ohio St. 8-15 (Lighty 4-4, Buford 1-2, Di ebler 1-2, Craft 1-2, Thomas 1-3, Sibert 0-1, Sullinger 0-1). Fouled Out—Winbush. Rebounds—Miami (Ohio) 31 (Ballard 12), Ohio St. 33 (Lighty 6). Assists—Miami (Ohio) 7 (Mavunga, Winbush 2), Ohio St. 16 (Lighty 6). Total Fouls—Miami (Ohio) 15, Ohio St. 12. A—15,935.

No. 9 Syracuse 53, Michigan 50

MICHIGAN (3-1): Smotrycz 2-10 0-0 6, Morgan 5-10 1-2 11, Novak 1-5 0-0 3, Morris 3-10 0-0 6, Hardaway Jr. 3-12 1-2 8, Douglass 4-7 0-0 11, Vogrich 1-2 0-0 3, Horford 0-0 0-0 0, McLimans 1-5 0-0 2, Christian 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-62 2-4 50.

SYRACUSE (5-0): Jackson 5-10 0-1 10, Joseph 8-14 3-5 22, Melo 0-0 0-0 0, Jardine 2-10 5-6 11, Triche 3-7 0-0 6, Waiters 1-5 0-1 2, Fair 1-2 0-0 2, Keita 0-0 0-2 0, Southerland 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-48 8-15 53 .

Halftime—Michigan 31-29. 3-Point Goals—Michigan 8-32 (Douglass 3-6, Smotrycz 2-7, Vogrich 1-2, Novak 1-4, Hardaway Jr. 1-8, McLimans 0-1, Morris 0-4), Syracuse 5-14 (Joseph 3-6, Jardine 2-4, Waiters 0-2, Triche 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Michigan 37 (Morgan 8), Syracuse 39 (Jackson 12). Assists—Michigan 11 (Morris 6), Syracuse 11 (Jardine 5). Total Fouls—Michigan 19, Syracuse 9 . A—6,273.

No. 21 Temple 65, Georgia 58

TEMPLE (3-1): Allen 2-5 0-0 4, Randall 7-9 0-0 18, Eric 5-10 0-1 10, Fernandez 3-9 0-0 7, Moore 3-9 8-12 14, Wyatt 4-6 2-2 10, DiLeo 0-1 0-0 0, Jefferson 1-2 0-5 2. Totals 25-51 10-20 65.

GEORGIA (3-2): Thompkins 5-14 3-5 13, Price 2-4 2-2 6, Leslie 5-11 4-5 14, Ware 1-2 0-0 3, Robinson 6-12 3-5 16, Thornton 0-0 0-0 0, Barnes 1-3 2-3 4, V. Williams 1-1 0-0 2, Bucklin 0-0 0-0 0, D. Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Nolte 0-2 0-0 0, Brantley 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 21-54 14-20 58.

Halftime—Temple 31-29. 3-Point Goals—Temple 5-14 (Randall 4-6, Fernandez 1-5, Wyatt 0-1, Allen 0-1, Moore 0-1), Georgia 2-9 (Ware 1-2, Robinson 1-3, Nolte 0-1, Brantley 0-1, Leslie 0-1, Thomp kins 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Temple 32 (Moore 8), Georgia 33 (Leslie 7). Assists—Temple 13 (Fernandez, Jefferson, Moore 3), Georgia 9 (Leslie, Robinson, Thompkins 2). Total Fouls—Temple 17, Georgia 19. A—2,932.

No. 23 BYU 77, S. Fla. 75, 2OT

BYU (5-0): Davies 1-10 2-6 4, Hartsock 3-10 0-0 6, Emery 6-15 3-4 20, K. Collinsworth 2-6 1-2 5, Fredette 10-25 8-8 32, Abouo 3-8 1-6 8, Magnusson 0-2 1-2 1, Zylstra 0-1 1-2 1, Martineau 0-1 0-0 0, And erson 0-0 0-4 0, Rogers 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-78 17-34 77.

SOUTH FLORIDA (3-3): Anderson Jr. 4-6 0-0 8, Gilchrist 5-10 3-5 14, Poland 4-12 2-2 12, Burwell 2-4 5-7 9, Robertson 2-5 1-2 6, Dority 0-0 0-0 0, Haynes 1-3 0-0 3, Noriega 2-6 0-0 5, Famous 2-5 4-4 8, Fitzpatric k 2-3 5-6 10. Totals 24-54 20-26 75.

Halftime—South Florida 28-23. End Of Regulation—Tied 61. End Of 1st Overtime—Tied 69. 3-Point Goals—BYU 10-26 (Emery 5-13, Fredette 4-8, Abouo 1-2, Zylstra 0-1, Hartsock 0-1, K. Collinsworth 0-1), South Florida 7-19 (Poland 2-4, Fitzpatrick 1-1, Gilchrist 1-2, Robertson 1-3, Haynes 1-3, Noriega 1-4, Burwell 0-1, Famous 0-1). Fouled Out—Anderson Jr., Robertson. Rebounds—BYU 40 (Abouo 8), South Florida 50 (Anderson Jr. 13). Assists—BYU 15 (Fredette, Hartsock 4), South Florida 10 (Burwell 4). Total Fouls—BYU 19, South Florida 26. Technical—Gilchrist. A—1,100.

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