FAIRFAX, Va. (CBS / AP) — Kevin Foster had 24 points, Marc Trasolini had 20 points and Evan Roquemore added 19 points and Santa Clara defeated George Mason 80-77 to win the College Basketball Invitational Finals in three games on Friday night.
George Mason freshman guard Patrick Holloway’s 3-point attempt to send the game into overtime clanked off the back iron as time expired.
Tournament MVP Foster hit a 3-pointer with 1:11 remaining to put the Broncos back on top for good at 75-73. Foster averaged 26.3 points over six games.
Just one year after going winless in the West Coast Conference, Santa Clara (26-12) won its second postseason tournament in three seasons.
George Mason, which went to the Final Four in 2006, played its final game as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The Patriots will be moving to the Atlantic 10 in July.
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