Men's Basketball Holds Off Marquette For 79-78 Win

Jan. 28, 2017

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MILWAUKEE, Wisc. - The Providence College men's basketball team (14-9, 4-6) won at Marquette, 79-78 (14-7, 5-4) on Saturday, Jan. 28 in Milwaukee, Wis. For the Friars it marked the team's first win all-time at Marquette. Junior Kyron Cartwright led the Friars with 18 points, six rebounds and six assists. All his points came in the second half.

The Friars led at halftime by eight points, 40-32, after shooting 52 percent from the field, including 78 percent from three point territory (7-9). Junior Emmitt Holt and Jalen Lindsey each had 11 points to pace the Friars. Lindsey was 3-3 from three. Marquette was led by Jajuan Johnson, who each had 10 points.

In the second half, Marquette came out energized, and took the lead, 46-45, with a dunk by Luke Fischer with 15:12 left in the game. However, Ryan Fazekas hit a three for the Friars to put the team back in front (48-46). The Friars never relinquished the lead the rest of the game. Marquette forced several ties and cut the lead to one point (79-78) with 23 seconds left. After Bullock missed two free throws, Katin Reinhardt drove twice but the Friar defense held strong and time ran out.

The Friars shot 26-53 (49%) from the field and 11-20 (55%) from three-point territory in the win. Marquette was 25-58 (43%) from the field and 10-25 (40%) from three.

In addition to Cartwright's 18, Lindsey added 14 points (4-5 from three), Holt finished with 13 and Ryan Fazekas had 11 points.

Andrew Rowsey had a game-high 23 points for Marquette.

Providence will return to action on Wednesday, February 1 versus BIG EAST foe Villanova in Providence at 7:00 p.m. on FS1.

-GO FRIARS-

 

 

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