Friars Hold Off Holy Cross

Council leads Providence past Holy Cross 82-77

      PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -Council leads Providence past Holy Cross 82-77
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      PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Vincent Council scored 19 points, dished
out 11 assists, and brought down seven rebounds as Providence
defeated Holy Cross 82-77 on Tuesday night.

      Early in the second half, the Friars (5-2) appeared to take
control, leading 66-51 with just under 11 minutes left, but Holy
Cross (2-5) put together an 18-3 run, punctuated by an R.J. Evans
3-pointer, to tie the game at 69.
      The score remained close, but a three-point play by Providence
freshman LaDontae Henton with 25 seconds left gave the Friars the
lead to stay.

      The Crusaders' Phil Beans attempted a desperation 3-pointer to
tie the game with 4 seconds left, but the ball caromed off the
backboard directly into the hands of Bryce Cotton, who quickly drew
a foul and made both free throws to end the game.

      Evans and Dave Dudzinski led the Crusaders with 21 points
apiece, and Dudzinski added 11 rebounds.

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