Providence vs Rhode Island

Providence 80, Rhode Island 61

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KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - Bryce Cotton scored 16 of his game-high 19 points in the second half to lead Providence to its seventh straight victory in an 80-61 nonconference win over Rhode Island on Friday night.

The Friars, the first road team to win a game in this annual series in the last nine years, improved to 11-2 under new coach Ed Cooley, while the loss was the eighth straight for the Rams (1-11). Rhode Island is off to the program's worst 12-game start since 1974-75.

Providence (11-2), winning for the first time in five tries at Rhode Island's Ryan Center, led by just two points at the half and then ran away over the final 20 minutes.

Cotton, averaging 15.4 points per game, nailed back-to-back 3-pointers in an 8-0 spurt that turned a 41-40 lead to 49-40, and the Friars extended the lead to 12, 57-45, with 12:03 left in the game.

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Providence Friars
L. Henton, F313-92-49328
R. Giplaye, F50-00-21010
G. Coleman, G398-120-162216
B. Cotton, G395-137-843219
V. Council, G366-153-666415
B. Kofane232-44-410138
K. Batts163-41-42037
B. Dixon71-14-43026
T. Bancroft10-00-00000
C. Carter10-00-00010
L. Goldsbrough10-00-01010
M. Grant10-01-20001
Totals 28-5822-3550152180
 48.3%62.9% 
Rhode Island Rams
O. Outerbridge, F306-140-040213
J. Holton, F265-105-760515
M. Powell, G294-93-405213
T. Buchanan, G220-20-03130
A. Malone, G151-72-22144
B. Baron260-73-44433
J. Wilson241-123-34225
R. Brooks172-30-24114
A. Malhoit31-10-00012
L. Shengelia30-10-02020
D. McKoy20-00-00000
R. Harris10-02-20002
A. Kemp10-00-00010
B. Vedder10-00-00000
Totals 20-6618-2433142661
 30.3%75% 
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Georgetown12-622-1125
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St. Johns10-821-1244
Xavier9-923-1430
Seton Hall6-1216-1597
DePaul6-1212-20197
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Dayton13-527-932
Rhode Island13-523-1066
VCU12-626-1015
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Geo. Wash.10-822-1384
St. Bona.10-818-13121
UMass10-817-1581
La Salle8-1017-16101
Saint Joes7-1113-18178
Duquesne6-1212-19223
Fordham4-1410-21238
George Mason4-149-22222
Saint Louis3-1511-21272
 
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