Scores

Final

UNC Asheville 67

(1-4, 0-1 away)

Providence 72

(3-2, 2-0 home)

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

11:00 AM ET, November 18, 2012

Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1 2 T
UNCA 25 4267
PROV 32 4072

Top Performers

UNC Asheville: J. Atkinson 16 Pts, 13 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl

Providence: B. Cotton 30 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

Providence 72, UNC Asheville 67

Associated Press

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico -- Bryce Cotton scored 30 points to lead Providence to a 72-67 win over UNC Asheville in the seventh-place game at the Puerto Rico Tipoff on Sunday.

Kadeem Batts had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Friars (3-2). LaDontae Henton also scored 15.

Cotton missed Providence's 55-52 overtime loss to Penn State on Friday because of injury.

Providence coach Ed Cooley thought his team looked tired after its fifth game in nine days.

"We were able to execute in the last four minutes -- scratch, claw, whatever we could do to get a win today," he said. "Bryce was Superman today on the floor."

The Bulldogs led 64-63 on a layup by Trent Meyer with just over 3 minutes left, but Providence took the lead for good on a jumper by Lee Goldsbrough.

Meyer led Asheville (1-4) with 20 points. Jeremy Atkinson had 16 points and 13 rebounds.

"Like our other games, we've had problems with our inconsistency," Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach said. "Our execution of defense was weak at times. . This is one we should have won. It's because we were not there with offensive execution."

Providence shot 55 percent from the floor but was just 12 of 21 from the foul line.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNCA
PROV
Points 67 72
FG Made-Attempted 26-71 (.366) 27-49 (.551)
3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 6-16 (.375)
FT Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 12-21 (.571)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 13

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