Dec. 5, 2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - - The Providence men's basketball team (7-2) knocked off crosstown rival Brown, 80-49, on Monday night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Junior Vincent Council (Brooklyn, N.Y.) poured in a game-high 21 points and had 11 assists. He was one of four PC players to score in double figures.
Providence began the game on a 15-2 run and never looked back. The Friars never trailed. Council almost single-handedly outscored Brown in the first half as he totaled 15 points and the Friars held a 34-19 lead.
Freshman LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.), who was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week earlier in the day, poured in a career-high 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Sophomore Bryce Cotton (Tuscon, Ariz.) scored 19 points in just 28 minutes. Sophomore Gerard Coleman (Boston, Mass.), who made his third straight start, added 10 points.
With the win, Providence extended its nonconference home winning streak to 16 straight. The streak started on Dec. 21, 2009. The Friars also improved to 6-0 when leading at the half.
The Friars improved to 3-0 this year versus New England opponents and 642-291 all-time. Providence also held its opponent to less than 50 points for the first time since Nov. 27, 2007 when the Friars beat Maine, 78-48.
Providence shot 50-percent from the field and held Brown to 29.1-percent.
The Friars are in the midst of a four-game homestand and return to action on Thursday, Dec. 8 against Boston College. The game will be on ESPN3 at 7 p.m. ET.
Official StoreOfficial Online
Men's Basketball To Play...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - It was announced today (Oct. 17) that the NCAA has granted a waiver for the Providence College men's basketball team to play the...
Kyron Cartwright Named One...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It was announced on October 16 by the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, that Providence senior guard Kyron Cartwright was selected as ...
Men's Basketball Opens...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The 2017-18 Providence College Late Night Madness celebration was a spectacular event and a fun-filled evening for all in attendance. ...
Friars To Play On A Newly...
The Providence College Athletics Department announced today (Sept. 26) that the men's basketball team will play on a newly designed court at the Dunkin'...
2017 Southern New England...
YurView to Broadcast Select ...
Providence College announced today (Sept. 22) that YurView will televise four men’s basketball and 11 men’s hockey games during the 2017-18 season.
Men's Basketball BIG...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence College men's basketball team's 2017-18 BIG EAST schedule was announced today (Sept. 12). The Friars will play an 18-game ...
Rick Cordella '99 on the...
Rick Cordella '99 went from Friar Basketball to the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media at NBC Sports.