Boxscore
Providence 82, Holy Cross 77
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Officials - Brian O'Connell, Clarence Armstrong, John Cahill
Attendance - 5201

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Holy Cross 38 39 77
Providence 47 35 82

Recap


LaDontae Henton's three-point play with 27 seconds left broke a tie and lifted Providence to an 82-77 victory over visiting Holy Cross on Tuesday in the first meeting between longtime New England rivals since 2006.

Providence (5-2) led by as many as 16 in the second half, but Holy Cross (2-5) reeled off a 21-5 run to tie it at 69 with 6:20 left. The teams traded baskets the rest of the way until Gerard Coleman's steal led to Henton's layup and free throw for the lead.

After Phil Beans' 3-pointer missed the mark, Bryce Cotton hit two free throws to seal it for the Friars.

Cotton finished with a game-high 24 points. Vincent Council had 19 points and 11 assists for his first double-double of the season and the fifth of his career. He also grabbed seven rebounds.

Coleman (18 points, eight rebounds) and Henton (17 points, nine rebounds) narrowly missed double-doubles.

R.J. Evans and Dave Dudzinski scored 21 points apiece for Holy Cross. Dudzinski also had 11 rebounds for his first career double-double.

Providence has won the past three meetings and leads the all-time series 41-28.

The Friars improved to 4-0 at home, while the Crusaders dropped to 0-4 on the road.

Holy Cross Crusaders

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Devin Brown 32:00 3-10 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 8
R.J. Evans 31:00 10-20 0-2 1-3 1 3 4 2 3 3 1 0 21
Phil Beans 24:00 4-6 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 9
Dave Dudzinski 35:00 9-13 1-3 2-2 5 6 11 1 2 0 0 1 21
Justin Burrell 34:00 4-8 3-6 4-4 0 2 2 6 1 2 4 0 15
Eric Obeysekere 13:00 0-5 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 3 0
Jordan Stevens 14:00 1-4 1-3 0-0 2 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 3
Malcolm Miller 12:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 2 0
Taylor Abt 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 31-68 8-25 7-9 10 15 25 15 13 8 9 6 77
  45.6% 32.0% 77.8% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 9

Providence Friars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Vincent Council 40:00 9-20 0-3 1-4 1 6 7 11 3 1 3 0 19
Gerard Coleman 39:00 8-13 0-0 2-2 5 3 8 6 1 3 4 1 18
Ron Giplaye 5:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Bryce Cotton 40:00 7-12 3-6 7-7 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 24
LaDontae Henton 40:00 8-18 0-1 1-1 2 7 9 2 1 1 4 2 17
Brice Kofane 26:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 5 7 12 0 4 1 2 2 2
Bilal Dixon 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
Lee Goldsbrough 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Chris Carter 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 34-66 3-10 11-15 15 24 39 21 10 7 14 7 82
  51.5% 30.0% 73.3% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 14
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