Providence 72, Rhode Island 57

Thursday, December 6, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Officials - Karl Hess, Brian O'Connell, Mike Roberts
Attendance - 9344

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Rhode Island 26 31 57
Providence 27 45 72

Recap


Providence 72, Rhode Island 57
: Kadeem Batts scored 23 points and LaDontae Henton had 21 and 17 rebounds as the host Friars pulled away from their in-state rivals.

Josh Fortune added 17 points, five rebounds and five steals for Providence (7-2), which has won five straight.

Jordan Hare led the Rams (2-7) with 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting. His teammates combined to shoot 14-for-45 (31.1 percent) and turn the ball over 18 times.

Neither team led by more than four points until Henton scored seven during a 9-0 run that put Providence in front 40-33 with 15:34 remaining.

The Rams got within three points moments later before the hosts strung together 10 straight points over a span of six-plus minutes. Rhode Island went 0-for-6 from the floor and had six turnovers during a second-half stretch without a field goal that lasted 8:21, after which it trailed 52-39.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rams G Xavier Munford had 82 points over his last three games. He was limited to 10 on 3-of-13 shooting in this one. ... Friars G Bryce Cotton, who entered the night leading all Big East players in scoring (22.1), had just 11 points but dished out a season-high seven assists. ... Providence owns a 41-17 series advantage in games played at home.

Rhode Island Rams

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Andre Malone 29:00 2-5 1-1 0-0 0 4 4 2 3 1 3 0 5
Xavier Munford 38:00 3-13 0-8 4-4 1 3 4 1 4 0 3 1 10
Ryan Brooks 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
Mike Powell 40:00 3-9 2-5 4-5 0 3 3 2 3 1 4 0 12
Jordan Hare 28:00 6-7 0-0 2-2 3 1 4 1 2 1 2 3 14
Nikola Malesevic 33:00 4-12 0-3 4-6 0 4 4 4 5 2 5 1 12
Mike Aaman 11:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 1 2 0 4
T.J. Buchanan 13:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Alwayne Bigby 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-52 3-18 14-17 6 20 26 11 21 7 20 5 57
  38.5% 16.7% 82.4% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 20

Providence Friars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Bryce Cotton 39:00 3-9 1-6 4-4 0 0 0 7 1 1 4 0 11
LaDontae Henton 40:00 9-16 0-3 3-3 4 13 17 1 1 4 2 1 21
Josh Fortune 40:00 3-10 1-6 10-11 3 2 5 1 1 5 4 1 17
Kadeem Batts 39:00 8-19 0-0 7-8 2 5 7 3 5 1 2 0 23
Lee Goldsbrough 13:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0
Brice Kofane 16:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 1 0
Ted Bancroft 13:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 1 2 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-57 2-15 24-26 10 25 35 13 15 13 16 3 72
  40.4% 13.3% 92.3% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 16