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.

FIRST HALF:

  • 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.

SECOND HALF:

  • 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.

NOTES/HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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

WHAT’S NEXT:

  • 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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