The Latest: Michigan beats Providence for Tip-Off title

The Latest: Michigan beats Providence for Tip-Off title
Michigan's Ignas Brazdeikis (13) goes up to the basket between Providence's Jimmy Nichols Jr. (5) and David Duke (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off college basketball tournament at the Mohegan Sun arena (all times local):

3:55 p.m.

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.


10 a.m.

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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