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Diallo, Reeves lead Providence past Iona 91-79

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Alpha Diallo tossed in 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds and A. J. Reeves scored 20 to propel Providence to a 91-79 victory over Iona on Saturday.

Isaiah Jackson came off the bench to hit two 3-pointers and score 13 with six rebounds for the Friars (4-2), while fellow reserve Nate Watson added 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting. The 91 points was a season high for Providence.

E.J. Crawford scored 21, Asante Gist added 20 points and both players grabbed five rebounds for the Gaels (2-3).

Diallo had 15 points, on 10-of-15 shooting, in the first half to help the Friars take a 48-32 lead into intermission. A Reeves 3-pointer and a dunk by Kalif Young upped the advantage to 55-34 just 2:13 into the second half. Iona pulled within 78-68 on a 3-pointer by Crawford with 6:41 remaining but would get no closer.

Rickey McGill had 14 points and eight assists for the Gaels, while Niksa Nikolic contributed 12 points and eight rebounds.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 Kalif Young made dunk 17:48
  Offensive rebound by Kalif Young 17:49
  David Duke missed layup 17:51
  Bad pass turnover on Niksa Nikolic, stolen by David Duke 17:54
+ 3 A.J. Reeves made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by David Duke 18:25
  Bad pass turnover on Tajuan Agee, stolen by Alpha Diallo 18:28
  Personal foul on Asante Gist 19:32
  Offensive foul on Tajuan Agee 19:41
  Bad pass turnover on Alpha Diallo, stolen by E.J. Crawford 5.0
  E.J. Crawford missed 3-pt. jump shot 2:29
  Offensive rebound by Alpha Diallo 3:32
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Iona 2-3 324779
home team logo Providence 4-2 484391
Team Stats
away team logo Iona 2-3 80.9 PPG 36.6 RPG 14.3 APG
home team logo Providence 4-2 74.2 PPG 41.5 RPG 15.3 APG
Key Players
2
E. Crawford 16.6 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.8 APG 48.8 FG%
11
A. Diallo 17.2 PPG 8.6 RPG 3.3 APG 44.3 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB