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Bullock leads Providence to 77-70 win over Washington

NEW YORK (AP) Among the truisms of sports is that one year's results have nothing to do with how a team will perform in a new season.

It is an adage that Providence coach Ed Cooley espoused, for all intents and purposes after Rodney Bullock scored 17 points to lift the Friars to a 77-70 win over Washington in the second game of the 2K Classic on Thursday night.

''I'm just glad we hung on,'' Cooley said. ''We're trying to learn about our team. It was a pretty competitive game.''

Kalif Young added 12 points for Providence (2-1). Drew Edwards and Alpha Diallo chipped in 11 points apiece, and Kyron Cartwright had 10.

''Our bench won the game,'' Cooley said.

Noah Dickerson led all scorers with 19 points for Washington (2-1). Jaylen Nowell finished with 14 points for the Huskies. David Crisp added 12 points and Matisse Thybulle had 10.

''I've seen Washington get better every single game they played,'' Cooley said. ''They're going to win a lot of games out west.''

Trailing 37-30 at halftime, Washington outscored Providence 13-6 in the first five minutes of the second half to tie the second all-time meeting between the Big East and Pac-12 programs at 43.

''There were a lot of plusses,'' Washington coach Mike Hopkins said. ''There were a lot of areas where we grew as a team. Our guys fought.''

So did Providence.

The Friars responded with an 11-4 run, sparked by back-to-back 3s from Bullock and Maliek White to take a 54-47 advantage. Providence extended the lead to 65-54 after Young's layup. Washington answered with a 14-4 run spanning 4:54 to cut the Friars' lead to 69-68.

''They could have collapsed when we went up,'' Cooley said. ''They made a big rush.''

Nate Watson's jumper with 2:03 left extended Providence's lead to 71-68, and Cartwright's two free throws pushed the advantage to five.

Nowell's layup cut Washington's deficit to 73-70, but he missed a free throw. On the ensuing possession, Cartwright drilled two more free throws, and Bullock's two free throws with six seconds left sealed the win for the Friars.

''We cut it to one,'' Hopkins said. ''We're still learning how to win. Those are plays you are going to have to make.''

BIG PICTURE:

Providence: There is a reason Big East coaches picked Providence to finish fourth in the conference's preseason poll. The experienced Friars were able to manage Washington's second-half surges before putting the game away at the free-throw line.

Washington: Who needs Markelle Fultz? Well, a lot of teams, actually. The Huskies may have missed the first overall pick in last June's NBA Draft most acutely in the final minute of the game.

NOTABLE:

Providence: Kyron Cartwright recorded five assists and is now 26 away from 500 with the Friars. He would become the seventh player in program history to reach the mark. Vincent Council is Providence's all-time assists leader with 725.

Washington: Good things happen when you draw fouls. Just ask the Huskies, who averaged 35 attempted free throws in wins over Belmont and Eastern Washington. Against the Friars, Washington shot just 13 of 22 (59 percent) from the free-throw line.

REPRESENTING:

Providence and Washington had representatives inside Madison Square Garden for the second of two games of the 2K Classic for the Wounded Warriors Project. National Guard service members Demettrious Dawkins and Jennifer Norris attended for Providence, and Adam Jennings (Marine Corps) and Lorenzo Campbell (Army) were present for Washington.

UP NEXT:

Providence: The Friars meet Saint Louis in the championship game on Friday.

Washington: The Huskies play Virginia Tech in the consolation game Friday.

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Key Players
K. Cartwright
M. Thybulle
38.0 Min. Per Game 38.0
17.5 Pts. Per Game 17.5
2.5 Ast. Per Game 2.5
1.5 Reb. Per Game 1.5
39.1 Field Goal % 38.9
50.0 Three Point % 21.4
81.8 Free Throw % 70.0
  Defensive rebound by Rodney Bullock 0.0
  David Crisp missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
+ 1 Rodney Bullock made 2nd of 2 free throws 5.0
+ 1 Rodney Bullock made 1st of 2 free throws 5.0
  Personal foul on Sam Timmins 5.0
  Defensive rebound by Rodney Bullock 5.0
  Jaylen Nowell missed 3-pt. jump shot 7.0
+ 1 Kyron Cartwright made 2nd of 2 free throws 12.0
+ 1 Kyron Cartwright made 1st of 2 free throws 14.0
  Personal foul on David Crisp 14.0
  Defensive rebound by Rodney Bullock 32.0
Team Stats
Points 77 70
Field Goals 25-49 (51.0%) 24-61 (39.3%)
3-Pointers 8-15 (53.3%) 9-27 (33.3%)
Free Throws 19-28 (67.9%) 13-22 (59.1%)
Total Rebounds 36 37
Offensive 3 13
Defensive 25 17
Team 8 7
Assists 22 11
Steals 8 11
Blocks 2 5
Turnovers 18 19
Fouls 21 23
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 9 REB, 2 AST
19 PTS, 6 REB
12T
away team logo Providence 2-1 374077
home team logo Washington 2-1 304070
Team Stats
away team logo Providence 2-1 71.4 PPG 39 RPG 14.4 APG
home team logo Washington 2-1 69.8 PPG 34.6 RPG 11.6 APG
Key Players
00
R. Bullock F PPG RPG APG FG%
15
N. Dickerson F 12.3 PPG 7.5 RPG 0.9 APG 55.6 FG%
Top Scorers
R. Bullock F 17 PTS 9 REB 2 AST
N. Dickerson F 19 PTS 6 REB 0 AST
51.0 FG% 39.3
53.3 3PT FG% 33.3
67.9 FT% 59.1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Bullock 17 9 2 5/11 2/3 5/7 1 31 1 1 1 0 9
K. Young 12 5 0 5/8 0/0 2/3 5 26 2 1 3 1 4
A. Diallo 11 4 5 4/5 0/0 3/4 3 26 1 0 5 1 3
K. Cartwright 10 2 5 2/5 2/5 4/5 2 28 1 0 3 0 2
I. Jackson 2 1 2 1/4 0/0 0/1 1 12 0 0 4 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Bullock 17 9 2 5/11 2/3 5/7 1 31 1 1 1 0 9
K. Young 12 5 0 5/8 0/0 2/3 5 26 2 1 3 1 4
A. Diallo 11 4 5 4/5 0/0 3/4 3 26 1 0 5 1 3
K. Cartwright 10 2 5 2/5 2/5 4/5 2 28 1 0 3 0 2
I. Jackson 2 1 2 1/4 0/0 0/1 1 12 0 0 4 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Edwards 11 4 0 3/4 2/2 3/3 1 18 1 0 1 0 4
N. Watson 5 0 0 2/4 0/0 1/3 4 13 0 0 0 0 0
M. White 4 1 6 1/3 1/2 1/2 1 19 0 0 0 0 1
J. Lindsey 3 2 0 1/4 1/3 0/0 2 20 1 0 0 1 1
M. Ashton-Langford 2 0 2 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 7 1 0 1 0 0
E. Holt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Planek - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dickens - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Fonts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 77 28 22 25/49 8/15 19/28 21 200 8 2 18 3 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Dickerson 19 6 0 6/10 0/0 7/10 5 28 0 1 3 2 4
J. Nowell 14 4 2 6/14 1/3 1/2 2 38 6 0 4 2 2
D. Crisp 12 2 4 4/14 4/12 0/1 4 33 1 0 2 1 1
M. Thybulle 10 3 2 4/13 2/8 0/0 2 35 4 1 6 2 1
S. Timmins 6 8 0 2/4 0/0 2/4 4 18 0 3 2 6 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Dickerson 19 6 0 6/10 0/0 7/10 5 28 0 1 3 2 4
J. Nowell 14 4 2 6/14 1/3 1/2 2 38 6 0 4 2 2
D. Crisp 12 2 4 4/14 4/12 0/1 4 33 1 0 2 1 1
M. Thybulle 10 3 2 4/13 2/8 0/0 2 35 4 1 6 2 1
S. Timmins 6 8 0 2/4 0/0 2/4 4 18 0 3 2 6 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Green 5 5 2 1/3 1/3 2/3 3 22 0 0 2 0 5
N. Carter 3 1 0 1/2 1/1 0/0 1 10 0 0 0 0 1
M. Carter III 1 0 1 0/0 0/0 1/2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
C. Johnson 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 5 0 0 0 0 1
H. Wright 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
D. Kingma - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Bowman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Duruisseau - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Baruti - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Crandall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 70 30 11 24/61 9/27 13/22 23 200 11 5 19 13 17