Jovana Nogic led Providence with 24 points.
The Friars face the Pioneers on Saturday, Dec. 9 in Fairfield, Conn. at 1:00 p.m.
Friars and Bobcats will tip-off at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 on ESPN3.
Jovana Nogic and Maddie Jolin combined to score 31 points in the victory.
Maddie Jolin paced the Friar effort with 16 points and nine rebounds.
2016-17: Started all 30 games for Providence... Averaged 14.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game... Reached double figures in 24 games, including a career-best streak of 10-straight games in double figures from Jan. 20 vs. Seton Hall (12 points) through Feb. 24. vs Butler (19 points)... Scored 20+ points in four games, including a career-best 27 points against Marquette on Jan. 27... During the Marquette game, she hit 9-19 attempts from the field, including an impressive 7-11 performance from three-point territory... Her seven threes in the game marked a single-game career high, while her nine made field goals overall tied her career best... Set the Friars’ single-season record for three-point field goals made, having hit 91-of-217 attempts from beyond the arc (.419)... Hit at least one three-point bucket in 28 of the Friars’ 30 games... Hit three-or-more three-point attempts in 18 games, including six games with five-or-more makes from three-point territory... Matched her career-best with three steals in eight games... Named to Ocean State Tip-Off All-Tournament Team on Dec. 4... Named All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention, marking her first post-season league honor with the Friars.2015-16: Played 29 games and appeared in the starting line-up 18 times... Finished second on the team in scoring (9.5 ppg) and also averaged 3.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game... Led the team in three-point field-goal percentage (.406, 52-128) and free-throw percentage (.862, 25-29)... Reached double figures in the scoring column 12 times, including three 20+ point games... Tallied 20 points vs. Hartford (11/25) on 7-10 shooting from the floor, including a 6-9 performance from three-point territory... Recorded a career-high 23 points vs. Bryant (12/9) on 8-11 shooting (2-3 from three-point territory)... Scored 20 points against No. 21/19 DePaul on Feb. 19, hitting 9-11 shots from the field and 2-3 from three-point territory... Hauled in a career-best eight rebounds, including seven on the defensive end vs. Brown (11/17)... Dished a career-high seven assists vs. Monmouth (11/28) and Marquette (2/21)... In the Friars’ BIG EAST victory over Creighton on Feb. 14, she registered 11 points, four rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot and one steal... In her first appearance at the BIG EAST Tournament vs. Creighton on March 5, she tallied eight points, seven rebounds and two assists... Led the team in scoring during eight games... Hit multiple three-point buckets in 15 of 29 games, including seven of 18 conference games... Her 52 three-point field goals marked most by a freshman for Providence since Julie Wheeler ‘98 hit 82 triples as a rookie during the 1994-95 campaign (82-237, .346)... Wheeler’s 82 three-pointers also marks the program’s single-season record.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Represented Serbia at the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship in Russia on July 18-26... Started all seven games and averaged 8.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steal per game... Recorded three double-digit scoring games, including a tournament-high 13 points vs. Australia (July 18) and Mali (July 26)... Shot 48-percent from the field (24-50), including 47.6-percent from three-point range (10-21)... Finished the tournament ranked second among all players at the U19 World Championship in three-point field goal percentage (47.6-percent)... Competed for Serbia at the 2015 FIBA U18 European Championship in Slovenia on July 30 - Aug. 9... Played all nine games and averaged 11.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game... Shot 35.8 percent from the field (24-67), including 31.3-percent from three-point territory (15-48)... Recorded a tournament-high 24 points and seven assists against Lithuania on Aug. 4... For the championship, Nogic finished fourth overall in three-point field goals made per game (1.7), 11th in assists (2.8 apg), 16th in points per game (11.6 ppg) and seventh in minutes played (32.8 mpg)... Prior to joining the U19 and U18 Serbian National Teams for the World Championships and European Championships, Nogic finished play SL Benfica in Senior League and averaged 14.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game. She shot 50-percent from the field, including 43-percent from three-point territory and 90-percent from the foul line.
PERSONAL: Born in Belgrade, Serbia and moved to Lisbon, Portugal at the age of two... Daughter of Goran and Olivera Nogic... Has one sister, Nevena... Born December 17, 1997... Planned major of study is currently undecided.
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