PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Kyron Cartwright scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half to help Providence beat Butler 70-60 on Monday night.
Providence trailed 29-25 at halftime but made its first eight shots of the second half. Alpha Diallo scored five straight Friar points and Cartwright went on a personal 7-0 run for a 38-31 lead. Cartwright's eighth assist of the game went to a cutting Rodney Bullock for a two-handed slam, giving the Friars a 50-38 advantage.
Jalen Lindsey added 13 points, Bullock had 12 points and eight boards, and Diallo scored 10 - all in the second half - for Providence (13-6, 4-2 Big East), which won its third straight conference game. Cartwright had 11 of Providence's 15 assists.