PC Friars Run Past Houston Baptist In Season Opener At Alumni Hall
Providence College Press Release
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's basketball teamed defeated the Houston Baptist Huskies, 84-55, in Providence, R.I. in the first game of the 2K Classic which benefits the Wounded Warrior Foundation. The game marked theFriars' first game in Alumni Hall since March 1, 1972.Providence has posteda 93-62 mark (0.600) all-time inseason tournaments.
Kyron Cartwright (Compton, Calif.) registered a double-double for the Friars on 10points and 10assists.
The Friars led for 34minutes of the game and scored 25points off of turnovers.
During the first, the Friarsledby as many as 17points, 34-17 (4:46). Nate Watson (Arlington, Va.) shot 4-4 from the field to lead the Friars with eightpoints on the half.
The Friars increased their lead throughout the second, leading by as many as 30over the Huskies (3:10). In addition to Cartwright, three otherFriarsfinished indouble digits in the points, including Maliek White (Richmond, Va.) (13), Isaiah Jackson (Gainesville, Fla.) (11), and Kalif Young (Vaughan, Ontario) (10).
For the game, the Friars shot 50% from the field (31-of-62) and 44% from three-point territory (8-of-18). Jackson went 3-4from beyond the arc.
The Friars will return to action at the Dunkin' Donuts Center on Monday, Nov. 13 against No. 15/15Minnesota at 7:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.