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Gray scores 24 points, Houston beats Providence 70-59

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Rob Gray scored 24 points and Houston defeated Providence 70-59 on Wednesday night in the Hall of Fame Holiday Classic.

Gray provided the spark in a couple of offensive bursts in the second half, scoring eight straight points during a 13-6 run to start the second half that expanded an eight-point lead to 44-29. He later scored seven unanswered points to put the Cougars (10-2) ahead 56-35 with 12 minutes left.

The Friars (8-4) cut the lead to eight after four straight points from Isaiah Jackson, 62-54, with 4 1/2 minutes left but wouldn't get closer.

Gray recorded his 32nd career 20-point game and seventh this season. Galen Robinson Jr. and Armoni Brooks added 12 points each and Corey Davis Jr. 10.

Rodney Bullock scored 24 points with eight rebounds for the Friars. Jalen Lindsey added 11 and Jackson 10.

The game came on the 52nd anniversary of the only other meeting between the programs, a 102-89 victory for Houston on Dec. 20, 1965.

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Key Players
R. Gray
K. Cartwright
24 G
27.3 Min. Per Game 27.3
9.4 Pts. Per Game 9.4
6.0 Ast. Per Game 6.0
3.4 Reb. Per Game 3.4
49.6 Field Goal % 41.7
41.3 Three Point % 45.2
88.2 Free Throw % 82.6
+ 3 Jalen Lindsey made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Makai Ashton-Langford 15.0
+ 1 Galen Robinson Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 21.0
+ 1 Galen Robinson Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 21.0
  Personal foul on Makai Ashton-Langford 21.0
  Defensive rebound by Corey Davis Jr. 42.0
  Rodney Bullock missed 3-pt. jump shot 44.0
+ 1 Devin Davis made 2nd of 2 free throws 50.0
+ 1 Devin Davis made 1st of 2 free throws 50.0
  Personal foul on Drew Edwards 50.0
  Defensive rebound by Devin Davis 51.0
  Alpha Diallo missed 3-pt. jump shot 53.0
Team Stats
Points 70 59
Field Goals 24-57 (42.1%) 20-54 (37.0%)
3-Pointers 7-20 (35.0%) 6-21 (28.6%)
Free Throws 15-22 (68.2%) 13-21 (61.9%)
Total Rebounds 42 35
Offensive 9 7
Defensive 29 24
Team 4 4
Assists 12 14
Steals 9 4
Blocks 2 0
Turnovers 9 12
Fouls 19 18
Technicals 0 0
24 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
24 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Houston 10-2 313970
home team logo Providence 8-4 233659
Team Stats
away team logo Houston 10-2 75.3 PPG 44.4 RPG 14.8 APG
home team logo Providence 8-4 71.4 PPG 39 RPG 14.4 APG
Key Players
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R. Gray G PPG RPG APG FG%
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R. Bullock F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
R. Gray G 24 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
R. Bullock F 24 PTS 8 REB 2 AST
42.1 FG% 37.0
35.0 3PT FG% 28.6
68.2 FT% 61.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Gray 24 4 2 7/16 1/5 9/11 0 31 1 0 1 0 4
G. Robinson Jr. 12 3 6 5/9 0/1 2/2 1 28 2 1 1 1 2
C. Davis Jr. 10 3 3 4/9 1/6 1/3 1 33 0 0 3 0 3
D. Davis 2 9 1 0/6 0/0 2/2 4 29 0 0 1 1 8
B. Brady 2 2 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 3 10 1 1 0 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Gray 24 4 2 7/16 1/5 9/11 0 31 1 0 1 0 4
G. Robinson Jr. 12 3 6 5/9 0/1 2/2 1 28 2 1 1 1 2
C. Davis Jr. 10 3 3 4/9 1/6 1/3 1 33 0 0 3 0 3
D. Davis 2 9 1 0/6 0/0 2/2 4 29 0 0 1 1 8
B. Brady 2 2 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 3 10 1 1 0 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Brooks 12 4 0 4/7 4/6 0/0 2 21 4 0 0 1 3
N. Zanna 5 6 0 2/3 0/0 1/2 5 21 0 0 1 4 2
W. VanBeck 3 2 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 0 9 0 0 1 0 2
C. Harris Jr. 0 2 0 0/2 0/0 0/2 2 7 0 0 1 1 1
G. Grant 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
F. White Jr. 0 3 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 8 1 0 0 0 3
V. Sangoyomi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Adewunmi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Alley Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Broodo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 70 38 12 24/57 7/20 15/22 19 200 9 2 9 9 29
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Bullock 24 8 2 10/23 3/10 1/2 3 33 0 0 3 3 5
J. Lindsey 11 5 4 3/9 3/6 2/2 2 33 1 0 0 2 3
I. Jackson 10 5 0 3/6 0/0 4/5 1 28 0 0 2 1 4
M. Ashton-Langford 6 3 2 1/7 0/3 4/6 2 28 0 0 3 0 3
N. Watson 3 1 1 1/3 0/0 1/1 2 21 0 0 1 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Bullock 24 8 2 10/23 3/10 1/2 3 33 0 0 3 3 5
J. Lindsey 11 5 4 3/9 3/6 2/2 2 33 1 0 0 2 3
I. Jackson 10 5 0 3/6 0/0 4/5 1 28 0 0 2 1 4
M. Ashton-Langford 6 3 2 1/7 0/3 4/6 2 28 0 0 3 0 3
N. Watson 3 1 1 1/3 0/0 1/1 2 21 0 0 1 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Young 3 3 0 1/2 0/0 1/4 2 16 1 0 2 0 3
D. Edwards 2 2 2 1/2 0/1 0/1 3 22 1 0 0 0 2
K. Cartwright 0 0 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0
A. Diallo 0 4 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 2 13 1 0 1 0 4
E. Holt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Planek - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dickens - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Fonts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 59 31 14 20/54 6/21 13/21 18 200 4 0 12 7 24