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Providence Friars (13-12)


Tuesday 2/16 Wednesday 2/24 Wednesday 3/3 Saturday 3/6 Wednesday 3/10
@ UConn
L 61-73
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vs. Xavier
W 83-68
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@ StJn
L 67-81
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vs. Vill
W 54-52
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vs. DePaul
6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET2:00 PM GMT10:00 PM 北京时间7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST

Late tip-in helps Providence hold off No. 10 Villanova 54-52

No. 10 Villanova is limping into the postseason with a third-string point guard and a bit of a road slump.

David Duke and Nate Watson scored 20 points apiece, and Duke outjumped his taller teammate and four Wildcats to tip in the game-winner with 2.8 seconds left on Saturday as Providence held on after blowing a 20-point lead to beat the Big East champions 54-52.

Although the TV broadcast credited the 6-foot-10 Watson with the tiebreaking putback, the box score said it was Duke, a guard who is five inches shorter. Watson said he wasn't sure - and he didn't much care.

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Leaders
Points: D. Duke17.2
Rebounds: N. Watson6.6
Assists: D. Duke4.8
FG%: N. Watson60.3%
FT%: D. Duke79.3%
3P%: D. Duke40.2%
Steals: D. Duke1.2
Blocks: N. Watson1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan19-2
3 Baylor20-1
4 Illinois20-6
5 Iowa19-7
6 West Virginia18-8
7 Ohio State18-8
8 Alabama21-6
9 Houston20-3
10 Villanova16-5
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan19-2
3 Baylor20-1
4 Illinois20-6
5 Alabama21-6
5 West Virginia18-8
7 Houston20-3
8 Iowa19-7
9 Villanova16-5
10 Ohio State18-8
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Big East Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
10 Villanova 11-4 16-5
14 Creighton 14-6 18-7
UConn 11-6 14-6
St. John's 10-9 16-10
Seton Hall 10-9 13-12
Providence 9-10 13-12
Xavier 6-7 13-7
Georgetown 7-9 9-12
Marquette 8-11 13-13
Butler 8-12 9-14
DePaul 2-13 4-13
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 70.2 (212)
Rebounds: 10.5 (126)
Assists: 13.6 (143)
FG%: 43.3% (221)
FT%: 71.1% (171)
3P%: 32.2% (256)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 69.7 (163)
Rebounds: 25.2 (197)
Assists: 12.8 (168)
FG%: 43.5% (185)
FT%: 70.4% (160)
3P%: 29.9% (22)
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