Six Friars Score In Double Figures as PC Takes Care of Stonehill Tuesday

Providence College Press Release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College men’s basketball team defeated Stonehill College, 100-76, on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, R.I. It marked the first meeting between the Friars and the Skyhawks in 43 years. With the win, the Friars improved to 3-0 this season. Graduate student Ed Croswell (Philadelphia, Pa.), sophomore Bryce Hopkins (Oak Park, Ill.) and graduate student Clifton Moore (Ambler, Pa.) each recorded a game-high 16 points for the Friars. Croswell hauled in seven offensive rebounds. Six Friars finished in double figures in the game for the first time since Feb. 23, 2020.


  • Devin Carter (Miami, Fla.) scored the first seven points for the Friars. Hopkins capped off the team’s 9-0 start with a dunk. Stonehill took an early timeout.
  • Jared Bynum (Largo, Md.) entered the scoring column by completing an and-one opportunity. The Friars took their first double-digit lead, 14-4.
  • With just under 12 minutes left in the half, Croswell battled for the offensive rebound and scored his first basket of the game. PC led 25-11.
  • Noah Locke (Baltimore, Md.) buried a three-ball from the left corner with less than eight minutes until halftime. The Friars had a 16-point advantage, 32-16.
  • Stonehill scored 10 unanswered points as the first half progressed, cutting the deficit back to single digits. The Friars endured a three-minute scoring drought.
  • Hopkins was the only player to reach double figures before halftime.
  • Bynum and Stonehill’s Shamir Johnson traded three-pointers on the final sequence of the first half.
  • The Friars held a 47-36 lead at the half.
  • Providence shot 16-33 (48.5%) from the field, 5-10 (50.0%) from three and 10-11 (90.9%) from the free throw line.
  • Stonehill shot 15-32 (46.9%) from the field, 5-11 (45.5%) from three and 1-2 (50.0%) from the free throw line.


  • Croswell opened the half for the Friars with a second-chance basket from the interior.
  • Before the first media timeout of the half, Croswell added two more short-range buckets. PC led 56-43.
  • At the 14:24 mark, Carter deflected a Stonehill inbounds pass and took the ball coast-to-coast for a two-handed slam. The Friars led by 17.
  • Heading into the 11:44 timeout, the Friars were on a 17-4 scoring run.
  • With under nine minutes remaining, Jayden Pierre (Elizabeth, N.J.) forced turnovers on back-to-back possessions, intercepting two Stonehill passes.
  • Locke drained his fourth three-pointer of the game at the 7:39 mark. Moore converted an and-one on the next possession.
  • The Friars concluded the game on an 8-0 scoring run.


  • Providence finished 36-67 (53.7%) from the field, 10-19 (52.6%) from three and 18-21 (85.7%) from the free throw line.
  • Stonehill finished 31-58 (53.4%) from the field, 10-21 (47.6%) from three and 4-7 (57.1%) from the free throw line.
  • Six players finished in double figures for the Friars, in Croswell (16), Hopkins (16), Moore (16), Carter (14), Locke (14), and Pierre (10).
  • Every participating player made it into the scoring column for the Friars tonight.
  • The Friars out-rebounded the Skyhawks by 21.
  • Providence outscored Stonehill by a margin of 23-3 in second chance points.
  • Croswell and Hopkins each pulled down a game-high eight rebounds. Croswell had seven offensive boards.
  • Shamir Johnson led the way for the Skyhawks with 15 points, coming entirely from his five three-point baskets
  • With the win, PC improved to 82-5 all-time under Cooley in non-conference games at the AMP.
  • Head Coach Ed Cooley graduated from Stonehill in 1994 after playing basketball and serving as three-time captain. He was inducted into the Stonehill Athletic Hall of Fame in 2019.
  • Attendance – 5,887


  • The Friars will take on the University of Miami (Fla.) in the 2022 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Tip-off is set for 4:00 p.m. on ESPNews.
  • Providence holds a 16-15 all-time edge against Miami, including a 2-1 mark in neutral sites. In their last matchup, the Friars prevailed, 76-62, on Dec. 22, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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