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    December 7, 1996

    Providence explodes to 82-59 Win Over Notre Dame

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Jamel Thomas poured in a game-high 27 points on 11-for-18 shooting from the field to lead host Providence to an 82-59 victory over Notre Dame today at the Providence Civic Center.

    Thomas scored 18 of his 27 points in the first half as Providence built up a convincing 42-24 halftime lead. God Shammgod added 10 points in the half and finished the game with 18.

    Pat Garrity paced Notre Dame in its Big East opener with 20 points and eight rebounds. Garrity was 10-for-11 from the foul line. Derek Manner added 11 points and six rebounds for the Irish.

    Notre Dame (2-2 overall, 0-1 Big East) shot just 35 percent from the floor for the game, while Providence (5-2 overall, 1-1 Big East) shot 47 percent. Notre Dame also committed 23 turnovers, compared to just 11 for Providence.

    NOTRE DAME (59)
                          fg    ft    rb
                   min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
    Macleod         23   5-7   1-4   2-6  1  1   11
    Garrity         37  5-11 10-11   3-8  3  2   20
    Gotsch           9   0-1   0-0   0-1  1  2    0
    White           20   1-5   0-1   0-4  3  0    2
    Miller           6   0-0   0-0   0-1  0  1    0
    Wyche           14   2-5   0-0   1-3  1  5    5
    Lalazarian      24  3-10   0-0   4-7  0  2    7
    Friel           21  3-10   0-0   0-3  1  2    9
    Dillon          21   1-7   0-0   1-3  1  4    3
    Young           15   0-2   0-0   1-5  1  2    0
    Hickey          10   1-2   0-2   2-4  0  2    2
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    TOTALS         200 21-60 11-18 14-45 12 23   59
    _______________________________________________
    Percentages: FG-.350, FT-.611. 3-Point Goals:
    6-20, .300 (Garrity 0-2, White 0-2, Wyche 1-3,
    Lalazarian 1-4, Friel 3-7, Dillon 1-2). Team
    rebounds: 2. Blocked shots: None. Turnovers: 23
    (Wyche 4, Garrity 3, Macleod 3, White 3, Dillon
    2, Gotsch 2, Lalazarian 2, Miller 2, Friel,
    Hickey). Steals: 6 (White 2, Garrity, Gotsch,
    Macleod, Wyche).
    PROVIDENCE (82)
                          fg    ft    rb
                   min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
    D Brown         30   6-9   2-2   3-7  0  1   15
    Croshere        31   2-8   1-2   2-7  2  1    5
    Garces          22   4-9   2-3   3-5  1  5   10
    Shammgod        33  7-13   4-9   0-2  5  4   18
    Thomas          33 11-18   3-6   2-5  1  3   27
    Murdock         14   0-2   2-2   2-8  2  0    2
    Pointer          3   1-2   0-0   0-0  1  0    2
    Wright          20   1-4   1-2   0-1  6  0    3
    A Brown          3   0-2   0-0   1-2  0  1    0
    Adams            1   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
    N'diaye          9   0-1   0-1   0-3  0  4    0
    Cordella         1   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
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    TOTALS         200 32-68 15-27 13-40 18 19   82
    _______________________________________________
    Percentages: FG-.471, FT-.556. 3-Point Goals:
    3-13, .231 (D Brown 1-3, Croshere 0-2, Shammgod
    0-1, Thomas 2-4, Murdock 0-1, Wright 0-2). Team
    rebounds: None. Blocked shots: 4 (N'diaye 2,
    Shammgod, Thomas). Turnovers: 11 (Croshere 2,
    Shammgod 2, Thomas 2, D Brown, Garces, N'diaye,
    Pointer, Wright). Steals: 12 (Thomas 4, Croshere
    3, Shammgod 3, D Brown, Wright).
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    Notre Dame         24   35  -   59
    Providence         42   40  -   82
    __________________________________
    Technical fouls: None.  A: 11,758. Officials:
    Jodi Silvester, David Day, John Corbett.
    

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