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Watson scores 21 to lead Providence past St. John's 78-59

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Nate Watson tied his career high with 21 points as Providence topped St. John's 78-59 on Wednesday night.

Alpha Diallo had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Providence (15-12, 5-9 Big East Conference). Isaiah Jackson added 11 points and nine rebounds. Maliek White had 11 points for the home team.

LJ Figueroa had 16 points for the Red Storm (19-8, 7-7). Justin Simon added 10 points. Marcellus Earlington had 10 points.

The Friars improve to 2-0 against the Red Storm on the season. Providence defeated St. John's 70-56 on Feb. 9. Providence takes on Marquette at home on Saturday. St. John's faces Seton Hall at home on Saturday.

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Key Players
S. Ponds
A. Diallo
35.7 Min. Per Game 35.7
16.4 Pts. Per Game 16.4
3.2 Ast. Per Game 3.2
8.0 Reb. Per Game 8.0
45.7 Field Goal % 41.0
35.3 Three Point % 35.0
83.6 Free Throw % 71.4
+ 2 Marcellus Earlington made layup, assist by Justin Cole 14.0
  Defensive rebound by Josh Roberts 18.0
  Jimmy Nichols Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot 20.0
+ 1 Marcellus Earlington made 2nd of 2 free throws 36.0
+ 1 Marcellus Earlington made 1st of 2 free throws 36.0
  Shooting foul on Andrew Fonts 36.0
  Offensive rebound by Marcellus Earlington 38.0
  Josh Roberts missed jump shot 40.0
  Offensive rebound by Josh Roberts 48.0
  Jay Camus missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Jimmy Nichols Jr. 50.0
+ 1 David Duke made 2nd of 2 free throws 50.0
Team Stats
Points 59 78
Field Goals 22-61 (36.1%) 22-51 (43.1%)
3-Pointers 5-17 (29.4%) 7-17 (41.2%)
Free Throws 10-18 (55.6%) 27-37 (73.0%)
Total Rebounds 35 44
Offensive 6 9
Defensive 25 33
Team 4 2
Assists 13 15
Steals 10 9
Blocks 4 3
Turnovers 12 15
Fouls 23 13
Technicals 2 0
16 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST
21 PTS, 9 REB
12T
away team logo St. John's 19-8 263359
home team logo Providence 15-12 344478
Team Stats
away team logo St. John's 19-8 77.1 PPG 35.2 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo Providence 15-12 71.4 PPG 39 RPG 14.4 APG
Key Players
30
L. Figueroa G 14.4 PPG 6.4 RPG 1.7 APG 51.3 FG%
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N. Watson C 11.7 PPG 5.2 RPG 0.4 APG 59.0 FG%
Top Scorers
L. Figueroa G 16 PTS 4 REB 1 AST
N. Watson C 21 PTS 9 REB 0 AST
36.1 FG% 43.1
29.4 3PT FG% 41.2
55.6 FT% 73.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Figueroa 16 4 1 7/19 2/4 0/4 3 30 4 0 2 1 3
J. Simon 10 5 3 3/6 0/0 4/5 2 34 2 1 3 1 4
M. Heron 8 5 0 2/9 1/4 3/5 2 22 2 0 2 0 5
S. Ponds 4 3 5 2/9 0/3 0/0 1 29 0 0 2 0 3
M. Clark II 0 3 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 5 8 0 1 0 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Figueroa 16 4 1 7/19 2/4 0/4 3 30 4 0 2 1 3
J. Simon 10 5 3 3/6 0/0 4/5 2 34 2 1 3 1 4
M. Heron 8 5 0 2/9 1/4 3/5 2 22 2 0 2 0 5
S. Ponds 4 3 5 2/9 0/3 0/0 1 29 0 0 2 0 3
M. Clark II 0 3 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 5 8 0 1 0 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Earlington 10 5 0 4/6 0/1 2/2 1 11 0 1 0 2 3
B. Trimble Jr. 6 0 1 2/2 2/2 0/0 3 25 1 0 0 0 0
S. Keita 3 1 0 1/2 0/0 1/2 3 16 0 1 1 0 1
J. Roberts 2 4 2 1/4 0/0 0/0 1 12 0 0 0 2 2
J. Camus 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Cole 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
G. Williams Jr. 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 9 1 0 2 0 1
E. Wright - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Lawrence - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Caraher - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 59 31 13 22/61 5/17 10/18 23 200 10 4 12 6 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Watson 21 9 0 8/12 0/0 5/11 1 35 1 1 2 4 5
A. Diallo 16 11 3 4/14 0/1 8/11 4 30 1 0 1 2 9
A. Reeves 8 5 1 1/4 1/2 5/5 1 27 1 0 1 0 5
D. Duke 6 2 2 1/3 0/1 4/4 0 30 0 0 3 0 2
M. Ashton-Langford 3 0 1 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Watson 21 9 0 8/12 0/0 5/11 1 35 1 1 2 4 5
A. Diallo 16 11 3 4/14 0/1 8/11 4 30 1 0 1 2 9
A. Reeves 8 5 1 1/4 1/2 5/5 1 27 1 0 1 0 5
D. Duke 6 2 2 1/3 0/1 4/4 0 30 0 0 3 0 2
M. Ashton-Langford 3 0 1 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Jackson 11 9 5 3/8 2/5 3/4 2 21 0 0 1 3 6
M. White 11 3 2 4/7 3/5 0/0 1 33 4 0 5 0 3
D. Edwards 2 2 1 0/1 0/1 2/2 2 12 1 0 0 0 2
A. Fonts 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0
K. Monroe 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
J. Nichols Jr. 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 5 0 2 0 0 1
E. Holt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 78 42 15 22/51 7/17 27/37 13 200 9 3 15 9 33