Friars Lose: (1) UNC 85, 9) Providence 66


Final Score
(9) Providence 66
(1) UNC 85
Leading Scorer Leading Rebounder
(9) Providence Dunn: 29 Lindsey: 4
(1) UNC Johnson: 21 Johnson: 10

  • Kris Dunn was saddled with foul trouble again in the first half, but still managed 10 points on 4/5 shooting in limited minutes. He and the Friars came out hot in the second half and the game was largely back and forth with the Tar Heels holding a minimal lead Dunn picked up his 4th foul with 8:44 left in the second half, however. He didn’t sit long though. Ben Bentil picked up his 4th foul with more than 8 minutes left in the game. At the time he was leading Providence with 19 points. Less than a minute later, Bentil picked up his 5th foul chasing an offensive rebound. At the time, UNC led by 13 points. The game was at a tipping point already and Bentil fouling out sent it over the edge.
  • Dunn finished with 29 points on 10/16 shooting. He finishes his Friar career high up on a number of all-time lists and honors.
  • Bentil finished with 19 points on 6/16 shooting.
  • Kyron Cartwright was the third leading scorer but only managed 9 points.
  • The Friars end their season with a record of 24-12.

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4 thoughts on “Friars Lose: (1) UNC 85, 9) Providence 66”

  1. Congratulations team and Coach Cooley on a great season. Bentil came out of no where and totally excelled. Players jelled and a good record was realized.

    The loss was against one of the best programs in the country. I think this was a loss waiting to happen. They were too big and talented upfront. They played at home. This could have been closer had shooting been better. Defense was great for the first 25 then started to implode. The refs called the plays where it was hard to defend.

    Good luck on the off season and get ready to excel 2016-17. Go Friars!

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  2. The team played much better when Dunn was on the bench!! As was the norm almost all season…Dunn killed them with crucial turnovers and stupid fouls!!

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