Jeff Xavier and the Friars beat 18th-ranked Arkansas Friday night in Puerto Rico
Nov. 16, 2007
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Brian McKenzie scored 18 points and Geoffrey McDermott added 15, leading Providence to a 67-51 win over No. 18 Arkansas at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Friday night.
Providence led by 10 points late in the first half, but Arkansas closed the gap to 32-28 at halftime.
But the Friars took control of the game in the second half as Arkansas, which turned the ball over 26 times Thursday in a win over College of Charleston, again struggled with miscues.
Arkansas had 32 turnovers for the game, compared to Providence's 20.
The Friars (2-0) scored 34 points off turnovers, adding 14 in the paint.
Patrick Beverley led the Razorbacks (2-1) with 14 points. Darian Townes added 11.
Early in the first half, Arkansas coach John Pelphrey argued with an official, receiving a technical foul under the NCAA's new bench decorum rule.
Steven Hill's basket tied the game at 19 with 5:47 left in the first half, the fifth and final time Arkansas tied the game. But McDermott picked up an offensive rebound off Jonathan Kale's miss and gave Providence a lead it would never relinquish with a putback.
Providence never trailed in the game.
The Razorbacks cut the lead to 46-39 with 11:27 left on a basket by Stefan Welsh, but Dwain Williams countered with a 3-pointer to restore Providence's lead to 10.
Official StoreOfficial Online
It was announced today (Jan. 26) that Providence College senior forward LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) was named BIG EAST Player of the Week.
DePaul At Providence Men'...
The Providence College men's basketball game versus DePaul, which was scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 at 9:00 p.m. at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in...
Ed Cooley Radio Show Postponed
Due to inclement weather the Ed Cooley Radio Show scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 28 at Hannoush Jewelers has been postponed. The date of the rescheduled show...
Update On Status Of Men'...
Due to the impending major snowstorm, which is predicted to hit Rhode Island on Monday night and Tuesday, Providence College is working with the Big East...
Men's Basketball Defeats...
It took overtime for Providence College men's basketball to defeat Xavier, 69-66, on Thursday, Jan. 22 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.
Ed Cooley Radio Show To Air ...
The Providence College men's basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley and Sports Radio WEEI 103.7 FM will hold the next Ed Cooley Radio Show at Hannoush Jewelers,...
LaDontae Henton Named To The...
It was announced this week (Jan. 20) that Providence College senior forward LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) was named to the Lute Olson Award Mid-Season...
Men's Basketball Game...