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March 14, 2007
PC Friars eliminated from NIT
If the post-season is supposed to deliver plenty of thrills along with much-needed experience, the Providence Friars saw large handfuls of both at Carver Arena.
Despite fighting tooth-and-nail the entire game, the Friars wilted in overtime and lost at Bradley, 90-78, in a first round National Invitation Tournament game. PC forced overtime when Weyinmi Efejuku nailed a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining but the Braves responded by out-scoring the Friars in o.t., 16-4.
The Braves (22-12) will move on and play at Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon. PC ends its season at 18-13 and losers in its last three games.
After Efejuku’s tying trey, Bradley opened the overtime by scoring eight of the first 10 points to grab a 82-76 lead. The Friars tried to close the gap but three missed free throws in the extra session prevented another comeback.
Efejuku led the Friars with 28 points while Herbert Hill added 19.
Posted by Corey Bourassa at 10:24 PM to College Sports
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