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Player spotlight: Providence G Kris Dunn

Providence needs to win this week and that starts with a strong performance from point guard and team leader Kris Dunn. A former four-star recruit from Connecticut, Dunn has had a fine season and is averaging 17.1 points, 6.6 assists, 5.9 rebounds and three steals per game while shooting 44 percent from the field and just over 36.5 percent from three-point range. However, Dunn is...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Georgetown-Providence Preview

Providence hasn't won since a tight contest at Georgetown two weeks ago. These Big East rivals meet again Saturday, with the visiting Hoyas looking to hand the 20th-ranked Friars a fourth straight defeat. Providence (18-7, 6-6) is in danger of dropping out of the Top 25 after a 96-91 loss in double overtime at Marquette on Wednesday. The Friars were swept by a Golden Eagles team...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Marquette student who heckled Providence’s Kris Dunn coming through on $10 bet

Providence had a rough go of it when visiting Big East foe Marquette Wednesday night, losing 96-91 and falling to 6-6 in Big East play. Providence star Kris Dunn was stifled throughout the affair, coming away with only 17 points in 39 minutes. As such, Dunn was the subject of constant heckling from the Marquette crowd, especially in crunch time. An example of that was while Dunn...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Marquette silences No. 20 Friars despite Bentil’s dazzling 42 points

MILWAUKEEProvidence coach Ed Cooley summed up his team's night in two words."Devastating loss," Cooley told reporters as soon as he walked to the podium after a 96-91 loss in double overtime to Marquette on Wednesday night.Not even Ben Bentil's career-high 42 points and six 3-pointers could prevent the 20th-ranked Friars from losing their third straight game.Jajuan Johnson scored...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Far from Ghana, Providence's Ben Bentil has found a home

The moment Providence sophomore big man Ben Bentil realized he had a new family – a second family, really – came during a basketball game in high school.This was a few years ago, before Bentil would become the Robin to Kris Dunn’s Batman in college basketball’s best one-two punch for the Providence Friars. But at the time Bentil was just a big kid with a promising athletic...
Via FOX Sports
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Bentil plays, but No. 11 Friars can't catch No. 3 Wildcats

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Ben Bentil played for Providence despite an injured ankle, scoring 18 of his 20 points in the second half against No. 3 Villanova. But it wasn't enough to overcome the Wildcats, with the No. 11 Friars falling 72-60 on Saturday. It's the second straight loss for Providence (18-6, 6-5 Big East) and third in the past four games. The Friars are just 2-4 in league...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 3 Villanova too much for No. 11 Providence despite late rally

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Darryl Reynolds had 19 points and 10 rebounds and third-ranked Villanova held off a late rally to defeat No. 11 Providence 72-60 on Saturday.The win avenges Villanova's overtime loss at home to the Friars last month, its lone Big East loss this season.Ryan Arcidiacono added 16 points to help the Wildcats (20-3, 10-1) earn their 12th victory in 13 games.Villanova...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

‘Nova, Providence dealing with injuries ahead of Saturday’s rematch

It’s pretty clear that the Big East is going to come down to three teams this season. The Villanova Wildcats, Providence Friars, and Xavier Musketeers are the only teams in competition for the conference title and may be the only ones to make the NCAA Tournament. The former two teams face off in a big rematch on Saturday as the Wildcats visit the Friars. It looks like both teams...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Providence adjusting from latest bite from injury bug

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) You'll have to pardon Providence coach Ed Cooley if he doesn't seemed too panicked about having his top player on the training table days before the 11th-ranked Friars' biggest home game of the season. It's just that his team has been dealing with one health-related issue or another for most of this season. Cooley said Thursday that starting forward Ben...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Providence needs to look in the mirror after losing to DePaul

Providence College lost to DePaul in Chicago on Tuesday night. Just let that fact sink in. This was the 11th-ranked team in the country losing to a program that hasn’t won more than 12 games in a season since 2007. What does that make Providence? Providence did lose the Big East’s leading scorer, Ben Bentil, in the second half. Bentil went down with an ankle injury that will...
Via The Student Section
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Opinion: Ben Bentil is Big East’s most underrated player

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Kris Dunn trailed behind DePaul’s Billy Garrett Jr. and swiped down, attempting to make one of his signature steals, and push Providence back into a game that they trailed 68-63 with 1:31 remaining Tuesday at Allstate Arena. But instead of making a potentially game-saving pilfer, Dunn was whistled for a foul, sending Garrett to the line to ice two free throws...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Dunn, Bentil help No. 10 Providence fend off Georgetown

WASHINGTON (AP) Ben Bentil and Kris Dunn provided a frontcourt-backcourt one-two punch that Georgetown couldn't contain as No. 10 Providence held off several second-half charges for a 73-69 victory on Saturday night. Bentil and Dunn each scored 26 points as the Friars (18-4, 6-3 Big East) held off a Hoyas team looking to pull off its second upset of a top 10 team in the past two...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Providence-Georgetown Preview

Providence has been fairly solid this season down the stretch while Georgetown just turned in what could be considered one of the best clutch efforts in college basketball this season. The 10th-ranked Friars are one of four teams in the country that are unbeaten on the road as they face the Hoyas on Saturday night in a matchup featuring the Big East's top three scorers. Providence...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Butler drops fourth straight vs. ranked foe, 71-68 to Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Ben Bentil scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half, and 16th-ranked Providence rallied late to outlast No. 18 Butler 71-68 on Tuesday night.Rodney Bullock added 16 points for the Friars (16-3, 4-2 Big East), who improved to 3-1 this season against ranked opponents. It was Providence's second victory over Butler this season.The Friars fought through some...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Hall of Toughness: Gordon's Leadership Boosts Seton Hall in Upset over Providence

Derrick Gordon/usatoday.comby John Fanta@John_FantaProvidence, RI-- Derrick Gordon recognized Kris Dunn as the best player in the country on Saturday evening. But, unlike many of the opposing guards that Dunn, a National Player of the Year candidate has faced, Gordon isn’t afraid of the Providence star because he’s seen him before.When Gordon was given the start on Saturday...
Via College Hoops Digest
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Seton Hall-Providence Preview

Kris Dunn saved Providence at the end of another woeful offensive performance, giving the Friars a split of two games they would probably like to forget. Dunn and the 12th-ranked Friars will try to break out of their shooting funk Saturday while trying for a fifth consecutive win over a Seton Hall team trudging through a rough stretch of schedule. Dunn's fadeaway jumper at the...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA Draft stock watch: Providence G Kris Dunn

There’s no doubt that Kris Dunn is an incredibly fun player to watch. He and teammate Ben Bentil have been instrumental in re-establishing the Providence Friars as a strong force to be reckoned with in the Big East, and odds are that the junior from Connecticut will make the leap to the NBA after this season. But, like any draft prospect, Dunn is a young man that teams should scout...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Dunn beats buzzer, gives No. 12 Friars 50-48 win over Jays

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Kris Dunn hit a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer and scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half as No. 12 Providence overcame its worst shooting of the season to defeat Creighton 50-48 on Tuesday night. The Friars (15-2, 3-1 Big East) took their first lead with under 5 minutes to play after trailing by as many as 12 points in the first half. Maurice Watson tied...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn's game-winner vs. Creighton

Kris Dunn caused a turnover, which tied the game at 48-48. But the Providence point guard had enough time left. The 6-foot-3 Dunn cleared space with Creighton's Khyri Thomas to sink the game-winner on Tuesday night kn the Friars' 50-48 win at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.Dunn finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
Via FOX Sports
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Providence G Kris Dunn is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

Providence Friars guard Kris Dunn has been named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week, according to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Dunn, a junior from Connecticut, averaged 23 points, eight rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game last week as Providence beat Butler and St. John’s to improve to 14-1 on the year and rise to No. 8 in the rankings. Dunn shot...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Marquette-Providence Preview

While Kris Dunn continues to play well despite having the city of Providence on his shoulders, Marquette's freshmen are finding the going a little bit tougher in Big East play. Looking to make up for an ordinary effort in last season's series, Dunn will try to lead the eighth-ranked Friars to their best start in 50 years Tuesday night against the visiting Golden Eagles. Dunn finished...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn, Jalen Brunson earn Big East weekly honors

Kris Dunn becomes the second consecutive Friar to be named Big East Player of the Week. The Providence junior guard began conference play by averaging 23.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game in wins over No. 9 Butler and St. John's.Dunn, the preseason Big East Player of the Year, is averaging 17.5 points, 7.3 assists and 6.4 rebounds per game this season, propelling...
Via FOX Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn dunks through traffic, No. 12 Providence tops St. John's

It's no secret Providence's Kris Dunn is good ... really good.The reigning Big East co-Player of the Year scored 26 points and added nine rebounds, six assists and three steals as the 12th-ranked Friars dispatched the visiting St. John's Red Storm 83-65 on Saturday."Every game Kris plays, this whole city is getting on his shoulders. That's why he came back to school," Providence...
Via FOX Sports
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn dunks over St. John's defender

More than midway through the second half St. John's cut No. 12 Providence's lead to six.In need of a spark, Kris Dunn scored eight consecutive points to put the Friars back up by double figures.Dunn began the individual rally with a 3-pointer. Next time down the floor, he used a flat screen from Ben Bentil to get into the lane. The 6-foot-3 Dunn rose up over the 6-foot-11 Yankuba...
Via FOX Sports
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

With outside touch in second half, No. 12 Providence rallies past No. 9 Butler

INDIANAPOLIS -- Rodney Bullock scored a career-high 25 points, Kris Dunn came close to a triple-double and No. 12 Providence rallied to beat No. 9 Butler 81-73 on Thursday in the Big East opener for both teams.Dunn had 20 points, seven rebounds and nine assists to help the Friars (13-1) to their seventh straight win.Kelan Martin led Butler (11-2) with 20 points, and Roosevelt Jones...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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