|Providence||Bullock: 19||Lindsey: 12||Cartwright/White: 5|
|Seton Hall||Carrington: 21||Delgado: 15||Carrington/Jones: 5|
- Providence used a 17-2 run to jump out to 15 point lead almost halfway through the first 20 minutes of action. Seton Hall fought back, though. Providence took a 5 point lead into the halftime locker room after Rodney Bullock was fouled by Desi Rodriquez resulting in a Flagrant 1 foul that gave Providence 2 shots and the ball back for Bullock was then fouled again with 1.3 seconds left in the half. Bullock made all 4 free throws during that span to put Providence up, 41-36, at the half. Bullock led Providence with 13 points in the first half and he added 4 rebounds and 2 blocks. Angel Delgado was Seton Hall’s scoring leader with 11 points and he grabbed 5 rebounds. Providence was 14/34 from the field, including 4/10 from beyond the arc in the first half. Seton Hall shot 13/30 and 5/9 from deep. The Friars were 9/10 from the free throw line, while the Pirates were 5/9 at the charity stripe in the first stanza. Providence’s largest lead of the first half was 15 at the 8:52 mark and the Friars got 12 of their 41 points off the bench.
- The second half saw Seton Hall take back the lead and then the game was on a seesaw much of the way. Bullock only had 2 points in the second half at the under-4 media timeout and the Friars as a team only had 15 points in the second half at the under-4 media timeout after notching 41 points in the first 20 minutes. Seton Hall didn’t score for about 3 and a half minutes until Desi Rodriguez made 1 of 2 free throws to tie the game at 61 before the game went to overtime after Providence bungled their final possession, resulting in a shot clock violation that gave the Pirates 3.2 seconds to try to win the game. The Pirates opted to run the ball to midcourt and call their final timeout with 1.0 left on the clock before Myles Powell airbablalled a 40 footer to take the game to overtime.
- Overtime was back and forth with each team making big play after big play. In the end it was a tough Powell finish with 7.9 that would be the game-winner for Seton Hall. Ed Cooley, inexplicably, left a timeout in his pocket both at the end of regulation and overtime.
- It’s clear that Providence does not have a go-to scorer, even at this late date in the season.
- Bullock led the way for Providence with 19 points with 9 of his points coming at the free throw line where he’s shot 9/10. He was just 4/12 from the field on the game.
- Kyron Cartwright took the final shot for Providence which would be his 11th miss on 17 shots. He finished with 13 points and 5 assists open the night.
- Emmitt Holt scored 14 points but struggled to guard Delgado on the other end.
- Kalif Young, who got the start in this game in place of Emmitt holt, more than held his own against arguably the Big East’s toughest big man in Angel Delgado. Young’s play won’t be quantified much in the box score but his defense on Delgado and even a savvy play to seal Delgado on the block to allow Cartwright to rush the rim from the right wing for an easy layup in the first half.
- Delgado finished the game with 19 points and 15 rebounds but did most of his damage when guarded by Holt. The Friars held Delgado to just 1 offensive rebound in the first half but he pulled down 3 more in the second half and was able to score in the post.
- Seton Hall was led by Carrington’s 21 points and the Pirates shot 42.6% from the field for the night, including 8/20 from beyond the arc. They were also 12/14 at the free throw line, which is a much better percentage than they normally shoot.
- Providence shot 38.5% from the field, including 5/18 from the free throw line. They were also 15/19 from the free throw line and were outrebounded, 41-36.
- The Friars return home looking for revenge against the Butler Bulldog at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The game tips Saturday, February 11th at 4:00pm EST. The game will be televised on CBSSN. This game falls on Providence’s Alumni & Family Weekend. Tickets are VERY limited.
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