The Latest: S. Carolina routs GW for 3rd place at Tip-Off
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off college basketball tournament at the Mohegan Sun arena (all times local):
Chris Silva scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead South Carolina to a 90-55 rout of George Washington in the consolation game of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off tournament.
A.J. Lawson added 19 points and nine boards for the Gamecocks (3-2), who put the game away early against the winless Colonials (0-5).
South Carolina scored the first 18 points, capped by a 3-pointer from Tre Campbell less than 5 minutes into the game. He was 3-for-3 from behind the arc in first half.
A 3-pointer by Lawson seven minutes later pushed the lead to 40-6. The Gamecocks went into halftime up 56-18 at the half and cruised after intermission, leading by as many as 42 points.
Terry Nolan Jr. led George Washington with 13 points. The Colonials shot 28 percent from the field, including just four baskets on 27 shots in the first half, when the game was decided.
Ignas Brazdeikis scored 20 points to lead No. 18 Michigan to a 66-47 victory over Providence and the championship of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off tournament.
Jon Teske added 17 points for the Wolverines (5-0), who had three straight wins away from home in the past week.
David Duke had 12 points for Providence (3-2), which was held to just 28 percent shooting by a Michigan defense that has given up an average of 47 points per game.
Providence made just two of 18 shots from 3-point range.
Michigan, which had 15 3-pointers in its semifinal win on Saturday, was 6 of 18 from 3-point range. But the Wolverines outscored the Friars 32-22 in the paint, led by Brazdeikis and Teske, who converted 14 of their 24 shots.
Michigan led 35-22 after closing the first half on a 14-2 run. Consecutive 3-pointers from Isaiah Livers pushed the lead to 44-29, and the Wolverines pulled away late.
No. 18 Michigan looks to close out a big week with a tournament trophy when it faces Providence for the championship of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off Tournament.
The Wolverines, who beat No. 8 Villanova on the road Wednesday, followed that up with an 84-61 victory Saturday over George Washington in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s annual in-season tournament.
Michigan (4-0) will be playing what amounts to a road game Sunday at the Mohegan Sun arena in Connecticut, which is about 60 miles from the Friars’ campus in Providence.
The Friars made it to the championship game with a come-from-behind 76-67 victory over South Carolina on Saturday.
South Carolina and George Washington play in the consolation game later Sunday.
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