UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Yuri Collins scored 21 points and Saint Louis beat Providence 76-73 on Sunday night in the third-place game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-off.
A three-point play by Collins gave the Billikens a 74-73 lead with 26 seconds remaining. Providence’s Jared Bynum missed a jumper with six seconds left and Francis Okoro made two free throws for the Billikens with four seconds remaining.
Collins had five rebounds, seven assists, and three steals for the Billikens (4-1). Javonte Perkins scored 14 points and Okoro finished with 10 points, while adding nine rebounds.
The Friars (3-2) were led by Bryce Hopkins, who recorded 20 points and nine rebounds. Bynum added 15 points for Providence. Ed Croswell had 11 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks.
Providence led 36-30 at halftime.
Both teams play on Wednesday. Saint Louis hosts Paul Quinn and Providence hosts Merrimack.