Jan. 26, 2013
MILWAUKEE, WIS., -- The Providence College men's basketball team (10-10, 2-6) was defeated by Marquette, 81-71, on Saturday, January 26 in Milwaukee.
The Friars struggled to match the intensity of the Golden Eagles in the first half as they trailed 40-32 after 20 minutes of action. Marquette dominated on the boards, outrebounding the Friars, 23-14. Sophomore Sidiki Johnson (Harlem, N.Y.) paced the Friar offense in the first half with 11 points. Senior Vincent Council (Bronx, N.Y.) had eight points.
In the second half, the game was delayed multiple times as a bat flew around the court. With 6:39 remaining in the game junior Bryce Cotton (Tucson, Ariz.) scored two of his game-high 19 points on a jumper to cut the lead to six points (63-57). It was as close as the Friars would get as Marquette came down and Juan Anderson nailed a three to put the lead back to nine points with 6:18 to play. The Golden Eagles then outscored the Friars 15-14 the rest of the game and finished with a 10-point victory.
In addition to Cotton's 19 points, Johnson finished with 14 and sophomore LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) scored 12 points to pace the offense. Council added nine points and eight assists in the game.
Marquette (14-4, 5-1) was led by Junior Cadougan, who scored 15 points in the win. The Golden Eagles dominated in the paint, outscoring the Friars, 44-24.
The Friars will return to action on Thursday, January 31 when they host UConn at the Dunkin' Donuts Center at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Tickets for the game can be purchased at Friars.com.
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