Men's Basketball Cruises Past Marist, 93-48

    Nov. 16, 2013

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's basketball team (3-0) defeated Marist 93-48 on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. The Friars finished the game with three players scoring 20 or more points. Senior guard Bryce Cotton (Tuscon, Ariz.) scored a game-high 28 points and also set a career high in assists with 11. Senior Kadeem Batts (Boston, Ma.) finished with 22 points and junior LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) scored 21. With the win, the Friars extended their nonconference home win streak to 29 games dating back to Dec. 21, 2009.

    Providence held its opponent to less than 50 points for the first time since Dec. 18, 2012.The Friars trailed 6-4 with 17:32 left in the first half, but went on a 37-2 run over the next 12 minutes to open up a commanding 41-8 advantage with 4:42 left in the half. Providence led by as many as 33 points in the first half and went into intermission with a 47-17 edge. Cotton led the Friars at half with 14 points.

    The Friars never trailed in the second half. Over the final 20 minutes, the Friars led by as many as 51 (89-38).

    Providence shot 50-percent from the field and made a season-high eight 3-pointers. The Friars also held a 48-26 edge in rebounds. Providence held a 22-10 edge in points off of turnovers.

    Marist was led by freshman Khalid Hart who had 21 points.

    Providence returns to action on Monday, Nov. 18 vs. Vermont. The 7 p.m. ET game can be seen on Fox Sports 1. For tickets, visit the tickets section of or call 401-865-GOPC.