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Diallo sparks Providence comeback win over Holy Cross, 70-61

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Alpha Diallo scored 18 points, including a layup midway through the second half that allowed Providence to erase an eight-point second half deficit and take the lead en route to a 70-61 win over Holy Cross on Tuesday night.

The Friars bounced back from their first loss of the season an 83-80 loss to Wichita State Friday.

Diallo shot 6 of 15 from the field, pulled down 10 rebounds and dished three assists for the Friars (2-1). Nate Watson added 15 points and seven boards off the bench and Kalif Young pulled down 10 boards.

Providence shot 46 percent from the field (27 of 59), including 6 of 17 from distance.

The Crusaders (1-2), coming off a 56-37 loss to No. 19 Michigan, were led by the 17 points and seven rebounds of Jacob Grandison. Caleb Green added 13 points. Holy Cross was just 22 of 61 from the field (36 percent), including 7 of 18 from distance (39 percent).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Alpha Diallo 0.0
  Matt Faw missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
  Offensive rebound by Jacob Grandison 6.0
  Caleb Green missed jump shot 8.0
  Offensive rebound by Patrick Benzan 15.0
  Jacob Grandison missed 3-pt. jump shot 17.0
+ 1 Alpha Diallo made 2nd of 2 free throws 27.0
+ 1 Alpha Diallo made 1st of 2 free throws 27.0
  Personal foul on Matt Faw 27.0
  Bad pass turnover on Austin Butler 28.0
  Defensive rebound by Matt Faw 33.0
Team Stats
Points 61 70
Field Goals 22-61 (36.1%) 27-59 (45.8%)
3-Pointers 7-18 (38.9%) 6-17 (35.3%)
Free Throws 10-11 (90.9%) 10-18 (55.6%)
Total Rebounds 36 41
Offensive 10 11
Defensive 25 29
Team 1 1
Assists 14 12
Steals 9 9
Blocks 1 4
Turnovers 12 13
Fouls 18 12
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST
18 PTS, 10 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Holy Cross 1-2 372461
home team logo Providence 2-1 333770
Team Stats
away team logo Holy Cross 1-2 67.2 PPG 29.9 RPG 15.5 APG
home team logo Providence 2-1 71.4 PPG 39 RPG 14.4 APG
Key Players
3
J. Grandison G 13.9 PPG 5.0 RPG 2.9 APG 42.9 FG%
11
A. Diallo G 16.0 PPG 8.1 RPG 3.1 APG 42.0 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Grandison G 17 PTS 7 REB 2 AST
A. Diallo G 18 PTS 10 REB 3 AST
36.1 FG% 45.8
38.9 3PT FG% 35.3
90.9 FT% 55.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Grandison 17 7 2 7/18 2/8 1/1 1 36 3 0 1 2 5
C. Green 13 4 3 3/8 2/3 5/5 0 39 0 0 3 0 4
J. Floyd 6 4 0 3/5 0/0 0/0 5 20 0 1 1 1 3
A. Butler 6 9 2 1/14 0/2 4/4 3 35 3 0 4 4 5
M. Faw 6 2 0 2/3 2/3 0/0 4 13 0 0 1 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Grandison 17 7 2 7/18 2/8 1/1 1 36 3 0 1 2 5
C. Green 13 4 3 3/8 2/3 5/5 0 39 0 0 3 0 4
J. Floyd 6 4 0 3/5 0/0 0/0 5 20 0 1 1 1 3
A. Butler 6 9 2 1/14 0/2 4/4 3 35 3 0 4 4 5
M. Faw 6 2 0 2/3 2/3 0/0 4 13 0 0 1 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Niego 9 3 0 4/5 1/1 0/1 3 18 0 0 1 1 2
P. Benzan 4 5 7 2/7 0/0 0/0 2 33 3 0 1 2 3
M. Zignorski 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
K. Copeland 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
M. Perkins - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Le Sann - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Yeutter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Verbeek - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Hargis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hart - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Lovisolo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 61 35 14 22/61 7/18 10/11 18 200 9 1 12 10 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Diallo 18 10 3 6/15 2/5 4/6 2 38 0 1 3 3 7
D. Duke 10 2 1 4/10 2/3 0/1 4 30 0 0 4 1 1
I. Jackson 8 8 1 3/7 0/2 2/2 0 31 5 0 1 3 5
K. Young 6 10 0 3/4 0/0 0/0 1 13 1 1 0 3 7
A. Reeves 5 3 0 2/7 1/4 0/0 1 21 1 1 2 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Diallo 18 10 3 6/15 2/5 4/6 2 38 0 1 3 3 7
D. Duke 10 2 1 4/10 2/3 0/1 4 30 0 0 4 1 1
I. Jackson 8 8 1 3/7 0/2 2/2 0 31 5 0 1 3 5
K. Young 6 10 0 3/4 0/0 0/0 1 13 1 1 0 3 7
A. Reeves 5 3 0 2/7 1/4 0/0 1 21 1 1 2 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Watson 15 7 0 6/7 0/0 3/8 1 23 1 1 0 1 6
M. White 8 0 5 3/8 1/2 1/1 2 25 1 0 1 0 0
E. Holt 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
D. Edwards 0 0 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
M. Ashton-Langford 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 6 0 0 2 0 0
J. Nichols Jr. 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
A. Fonts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Monroe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 70 40 12 27/59 6/17 10/18 12 200 9 4 13 11 29