Santa Clara claimed its second postseason title in three seasons, winning the College Basketball Invitational in a decisive third game 80-77 over George Mason on Friday night in Fairfax, Va.

Broncos senior Kevin Foster scored 24 points and was named the CBI MVP after setting the tournament scoring record (158 points in six games).

Marc Trasolini added 20 points, including 16 in the second half. Evan Roquemore had 19 points, including four free throws in the final 20 seconds.

The Patriots' Patrick Holloway missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

"I'm so glad I could end with a win," said Foster, who graduated from Santa Clara last week.

Foster finished his college career with 431 3-pointers, tied for No. 4 in NCAA history. He also finished with 2,423 points, second all-time in the West Coast Conference and No. 1 in the Bay Area.

"I am really proud of our guys," Broncos coach Kerry Keating said. "Our five seniors are leaving behind quite a legacy."

The Broncos, who won the CollegeInsider.com tournament in 2011, traveled 8,427 miles during the CBI. They finished 26-12.

That's one win short of the school record (27-2 in 1968-69).

Roquemore broke the school mark for assists in a season with 196.

Sherrod Wright had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Patriots (22-16).


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