Vincent Council scored a BIG EAST career high of 26.
Jan. 25, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA. - The Providence College men's basketball team (12-9, 1-7 BIG EAST) lost to the Pittsburgh Panthers (12-9, 1-7 BIG EAST) by the score of 86-74 on Wednesday, January 25.
Junior guard Vincent Council (Brooklyn, N.Y.) scored a career-high 26 points in BIG EAST play and registered his fourth double-double as he had 10 rebounds. Sophomore Bryce Cotton (Tucson, Ariz.) added all 20 points in the second half. Freshman LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) registered his seventh double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
In the second half, the Panthers led by as many as 17 points. With 13:05 on the clock the Friars went on a 14-4 run to cut the lead to seven points, 70-63, but Pittsburgh finished the game with a 14-12 run to win the game ahead, 86-74.
Ashton Gibbs led the Panthers in scoring with 22 points and was 5-11 from behind the arc. Tray Woodall scored 16 points including a perfect 4-4 from 3-point range. Overall, Pittsburgh shot 49-percent from the field and was 11-20 (.55) from behind the arc.
In the first half, the Friars led once, 2-1, with 18:56 on the clock. The Panthers went on to lead by 15 points, 46-31, at halftime following a 31-17 run midway through the half. Council scored 16 points despite the team shooting 37.9-percent from the field. The Panther victory marks the teams' first BIG EAST Conference win this season. The Friars are yet to register a victory at the Petersen Events Center.
The Friars are back in action when they travel to Tampa, Florida to take on the South Florida Bulls on Sunday, January 29. The game will be aired live on ESPN3 with the opening tip set for 2:00 p.m.
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