Dec. 1, 2011
COLUMBIA S.C.-- The Providence College Friar men's basketball team defeated South Carolina, 76-67, on Thursday, December 1, at the Colonial Life Center in Columbia, S.C. The win improved the Friars to 6-2 in non conference play. South Carolina drops to 2-5.
In the first half, Providence's defense held the Gamecocks to just 30.8% shooting from the field. Junior Vincent Council (Brooklyn N.Y.) led the Friars with 11 points and two assists at the half. Freshman LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) and sophomore Gerard Coleman (Boston, Mass.) each had seven points, while junior Forward Bilal Dixon (Jersey City,N.J.) scored six points, grabbed four rebounds, and had four blocked shots to pace the Friars to a 34-27 lead.
In the second half, a drive by Henton which ended up as a three point play helped open the Friar lead to 12 with 4:45 to go. The Gamecocks made 7-0 run with just two minutes left, to bring the score to 65-58. A defensive rebound and a outlet to Vincent Council, who drove the lane and dished it to Dixon for the dunk ended the Gamecocks run.
Overall, the Friars had five player's score in double digit figures. Henton led the Friars with 18 points and eight rebounds. Council ended his night with 16 points and six assists. Coleman went 7-9 from the free throw line and scored 15 points. Sophomore Bryce Cotton (Tucson. Ariz.) chipped in with 13 points.
Bilal Dixon scored 10 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and blocked 7 shots in just 21 minutes of play.
Providence College will return to action on Monday, December 5, when they host Brown University at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. The game is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. and will be televised on Cox Sports.
Official StoreOfficial Online
Men's Basketball Defeats...
Kyron Cartwright scored 17 points and made five assists, Rodney Bullock added 16 points with 10 rebounds, and Providence pulled away late to beat Xavier 75-6...
Men's Basketball Game...
National Grid Foundation and...
For the seventh consecutive year, elementary and middle school students in Providence will have the opportunity to earn tickets to Providence College menR...
Kyron Cartwright appears on ...
Host Matt Chittim is joined by the Men's Basketball Point Guard in this week's episode of the show to talk about what it's like to be Kyron Cartwright.
Men's Basketball Upsets No. ...
Alpha Diallo scored 15 points and Kyron Cartwright had 14 for Providence on Saturday as the Friars beat No. 22 Butler 71-65.
Providence Falls to Seton...
Myles Powell hit the game-winning layup with nine seconds left to win the game for the Pirates.
Men's Basketball Game Notes ...
Men's Basketball Falls Short...
Jalen Brunson scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half and No. 4 Villanova held off Providence 66-57 on Wednesday night to sweep the season series from ...