Dec. 17, 2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's basketball team defeated Wagner University on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., 76-54. The Friars moved to 9-2 on the season and 8-0 in at-home contests as they captured their fifth consecutive victory.
Junior Jalen Lindsey (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) narrowly missed a double-double with 16 points and eight rebounds while junior Emmitt Holt (Webster, N.Y.) was also in double-figures with 11 points and four boards for the Friars. Junior Kyron Cartwright (Compton, Calif.) added 11 assists and five points in the victory.
Elijah Davis led the way for Wagner with 13 points and nine rebounds while Greg Senat tallied nine points and five boards in the setback for the Seahawks.
Cartwright put the Friars on the board netting a three point shot to put the Friars ahead in the opening minute of the game, 3-0 (19:38). The Friars went down early in the first frame (10-4), but came back to even the score (10-10) on a layup by Lindsay at the 14:28 mark. The Friars led for the remainder of the half, the team went into the locker room with a 25 point lead, 45-20.
The Friars held the Seahawks scoreless for 13 minutes during the first half, going on a 25 point run. Seahawk Greg Senat netted a free throw at 3:32, marking the first time the team had scored since 16:20.
In the first, Providence shot 16-31 from the field and 6-11 from beyond the three-point arc. Lindsey led the Friars on 10 points. The Seahawks were 7-28 from the field and were led by Davis with eight points.
The Friars increased their lead during the second half, the largest lead was by 32 points with 17:50 remaining. Maliek White (Richmond, Va.) netted an impressive dunk off of a pass from Drew Edwards (Perry Hall, Md.) with under two minutes remaining putting the Friars up by 30 points.
Providence shot an effective 47.4% (27-of-57) from the field on the game and 39.1% (9-of-23) from three point territory. The Seahawks shot 33.3% (21-of-63) from the field and 25.0% (5-for-20) from beyond the arc.
In upcoming action, the Friars will conclude their six consecutive home game stretch against the University of Maine on Tuesday, Dec. 20 in Providence, R.I. at 8:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.
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