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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...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 12 Providence beats St. John's 83-65

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Kris Dunn had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists to lead No. 12 Providence to an 83-65 victory over St. John's 83-65 on Saturday, the Friars' eighth straight win. Dunn scored 12 straight points for the Friars in the second half after the Red Storm closed within 56-50 with 9:30 remaining. Providence led 43-31 at halftime and went up by as many as 17...
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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...
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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...
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December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler drops Big East Opener, 81-73 to Providence

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...
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December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 10 Providence beats Massachusetts 90-66

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Ben Bentil scored a career-high 32 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead No. 10 Providence to a 90-66 victory over Massachusetts on Monday night. Kris Dunn returned to the Friars (12-1) after missing the previous two games with a stomach virus. The preseason All-America had 14 points and 11 assists in 24 minutes. Providence moved into the Top Ten for...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn's status uncertain heading into UMass game

Providence ends its non-conference on Monday night at UMass.The Friars could be without point guard Kris Dunn for the third straight game, according to Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal.Dunn has missed the past five halves for No. 14 Providence. Dunn's absence began at halftime against Boston College on Dec. 9, failing to return for the second half. He remained sidelined for...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence-UMass Preview

Not having the reigning conference player of the year in the lineup for multiple games might significantly hamper other teams, but Providence has been doing just fine without Kris Dunn. Still, the 14th-ranked Friars surely wouldn't mind having him back after a two-game absence when they host UMass and its high-scoring trio Monday night. Dunn averaged 15.5 points and a Big East...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

No Dunn, no problem: Friars win fifth straight (VIDEO)

For the second straight game (and fifth consecutive half) the Providence Friars were without National Player of the Year candidate Kris Dunn, who is battling a stomach virus.But behind Ben Bentil's second double-double of the season, the Friars knocked off Rider, 73-65, for the team's fifth win in a row. Bentil ended with 19 points and matched a season-high with 12 boards.Providence...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bentil leads No. 14 Providence to 73-65 win over Rider

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Ben Bentil had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 14 Providence beat Rider 73-65 on Saturday night in the Friars' second straight game with star Kris Dunn. Jalen Lindsey added 13 points and 13 rebounds for Providence (11-1), and fellow sophomore Rodney Bullock had 16 points and 11 boards. Rider's Jimmy Taylor scored 22 points. Dunn missed his second consecutive...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Providence will be shorthanded vs. Bryant

Providence played only six guys in the second half of Wednesday's 66-51 win over Boston College. This Saturday when the Friars host in-state foe Bryant, the rotation likely won't be much deeper.Kris Dunn (illness) and Ben Bentil (ankle) missed the second half of Wednesday. That's in addition to the absence of starter Ryan Fazekas, who was out due to a case of mononucleosis.According...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Bentil to receive x-ray on ankle

Providence Friars forward Ben Bentil will receive an x-ray on his injured left ankle, according to Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk. Bentil injured his ankle in yesterday’s win against Boston College and, hopefully, he won’t miss extended time. He is probably the most improved player in the Friars this year, posting 17.9 points and 7.2 rebounds in his sophomore...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence holds off BC without Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil (VIDEO)

Providence's two-touchdown lead over Boston College looked safe entering the second half. That was until Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil remained in the locker room after halftime.Dunn was ruled out for the remainder of the game with an illness. Bentil, who scored 16 points and eight boards in 16 minutes, had exited the floor late in the first half after rolling his left ankle. With their...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Bentil will have X-ray on injured left ankle

Providence held on for a 66-51 win over Boston College on Wednesday night at home.The Friars, who left by 14 at half, played the entire second half without the services of their two players, Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil.Dunn left the game at halftime with an illness. Bentil beat Dunn to the locker room, limping off the court with less than two minutes to go in the first half.Bentil...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bullock scores 17 as No. 15 Providence beats Boston College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Rodney Bullock scored 17 points for No. 15 Providence in a 66-51 win Wednesday night over Boston College, which played its first game since several team members fell ill to a restaurant-related virus. The Boston Public Health Commission said lab testing confirmed the presence of a gastrointestinal illness at a Chipotle restaurant near the BC campus. More...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence-Rhode Island Preview

A runner-up showing at the Wooden Legacy tournament has earned Providence some national respect. Kris Dunn has already had it for quite some time. The preseason All-American will try to stay hot as the 23rd-ranked Friars seek their best start in five years in their first road game Saturday night against rival Rhode Island. Providence (7-1) jumped into the poll for the first time...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kris Dunn's putback dunk vs. Hartford

Providence junior guard Kris Dunn recorded his first triple-double of the season and second of his career in the Friars' 89-66 win over Hartford on Wednesday night at home.Dunn scored 16 points, dished 14 assists and grabbed 10 boards. He also had the play of the night. With 16:32 remaining in the second half, Dunn cleaned up a miss by Junior Lomomba with a one-handed, putback dunk...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dunn posts triple-double, No. 23 Providence improves to 7-1

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Kris Dunn had 16 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds, leading No. 23 Providence past Hartford 89-66 Wednesday night.Dunn posted the second triple-double of his career. He achieved the feat with 6:32 remaining with his 10th rebound.Ben Bentil led the Friars (7-1) with 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting while Jalen Lindsey added 15 points off the bench. Lindsey swished...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence's Kris Dunn, Marquette's Henry Ellenson earn Big East weekly hoors

For the second time this season, Providence point guard Kris Dunn was named Big East Player of the Week. Dunn led the Friars to an upset win over No. 11 Arizona in the Wooden Legacy on Friday night.In four games, the redshirt junior guard averaged 20.0 points, 7.3 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game. The week began with Dunn flirting with a quadruple-double in an 83-76...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dunn, Providence upset No. 11 Arizona in Wooden semifinal

FULLERTON, Calif. — Kris Dunn scored Providence's last 10 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 31 seconds left, and the Friars hung on to upset No. 11 Arizona 69-65 Friday night in the semifinals of the DirecTV Wooden Legacy.Ben Bentil scored a career-high 21 points for the Friars (6-0) and Dunn finished with 19 despite playing in foul trouble most of the game.Ryan Anderson...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence beats Evansville 74-64 in Wooden

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) Ben Bentil scored a career-high 24 points, Kris Dunn added 18, and Providence beat Evansville 74-64 on Thursday night in an opening-round game at the Wooden Legacy. Four players scored in double figures for the Friars (5-0), including Junior Lomomba with 13. Evansville (3-1) was led by D.J. Balentine with 18 points, and Egidiju Mockevicius with 13 points...
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November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kris Dunn flirts with a quadruple-double in Providence's win over NJIT

Providence stayed perfect on the season with an 83-76 win over NJIT on Monday night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence.With 9:01 remaining in the second half needed only one rebound, three assists and three steals in order to record a quadruple-double. He finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists (one turnover) and seven steals.According to Matt Norlander of CBS...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence superstar Kris Dunn nearly snags quadruple-double

Providence point guard Kris Dunn is one of the best basketball players to ever step foot on a Friar court. He has been a huge piece on their team the last few years and he nearly pulled off a bit of history Monday night. He and the Friars played New Jersey Institute of Technology and in the game, Dunn recorded 22 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, and seven steals. That means he...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Providence defeats Illinois in a wild finish

Providence left the door open for Illinois, missing three of four free throws in the final minute of regulation. Trailing 60-59 with 21 seconds left, Illinois had the ball with no timeouts.The Fighting Illini would get three cracks at the game-winner, but Malcolm Hill missed a layup, Michael Finke failed to clean up the miss with a putback dunk and Hill's deep, but open 3-pointer...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence's Ed Cooley, Kris Dunn preview season

Kris Dunn surprised many when he decided to return to Providence for a junior season. After battling through shoulder injuries his first two years, Dunn stuffed the stat sheet on a nightly basis, earning Big East co-Player of the Year honors with Villanova's Ryan Arcidacono. Dunn coming back to the Friars not only puts him in the national player of the year conversation, but it...
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November 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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