Friars Win: (5) Xavier 72, Providence 81

 

1H 2H Final
(5) Xavier 32 40 72
Providence 40 41 81

Stat Leaders

Points Rebounds Assists
Xavier Kanter: 24 Kanter: 11 Macura: 5
Providence Cartwright: 19 Jackson: 6 Cartwright: 9

Starting Lineups

Xavier
#3 Quentin Goodin
#55 JP Macura
#5 Trevon Bluiett
#22 Kaiser Gates
#0 Tyrique Jones
Providence
#24 Kyron Cartwright
#11 Alpha Diallo
#21 Jalen Lindsey
#5 Rodney Bullock
#0 Nate Watson

Recap

  • Providence welcomed 5th-ranked Xavier to the Dunkin‘ Donuts Center for a 12pm tip. Rodney Bullock returned to the lineup after missing the previous game against Marquette due to the flu. The Friars recovered well from their loss to the Golden Eagles with a solid 40 minute effort led by their defense, especially in the first half. This win marked Providence’s first victory over a top-5 team at the Dunk since they defeated #1 Pittsburgh on February 24, 2009.
  • Providence was led by Kyron Cartwright with 19 points.
  • Xavier was led by Kerem Kanter with 24 points.
  • Providence improves to 11-6 on the season and their record in Big East play is now 2-2.
  • The Friars get a few days off before heading out to Chicago to face DePaul on Friday.That game tips at 8:30pm on FS1.

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