Kris Dunn led the way with a triple-double and Ben Bentil continued to be awesome with a game-high 21 points. The walk-ons were able to get in at the end of the game which tells you all you need to know about how this one went.
- Kris Dunn dropped 11 assists in the first half...11. But he wasn't 'Dunn' there (get it?). He recorded the second triple-double of his career finishing the game with 16 points (on 8 of 12 shooting), 10 rebounds, and 14 assists (coming up just 2 shy of the PC single-game record).
- Ben Bentil was great...again. He scored over 20 points for the fourth straight game on 9 of 12 shooting and snagged 6 boards.
- Jalen Lindsey finally said hello to Friar fans this season, at one point connecting on three straight three point shots within a minute. He finished with 15 points and 4 for 6 from three.
- Providence ended the first half on an18-0 run, not too shabby.
- The Friars continued to force a shit ton of turnovers, 14 overall, including 9 in the first half.
- There is no other point guard in the nation that can do this. Dunn was flat-footed, standing underneath the hoop and slammed a one-handed dunk off the rebound.
- And another look at it just so you can fully appreciate it.
- It was nice to see a couple of the bench guys get some minutes in this one. Drew Edwards decided it was his job to jack up every single shot in garbage time, but whatever.
- Quadree Smith is impossible for a defender to get around. That is a big dude.
- The Friars shot an impressive 53.1% from the field, 40.9% from three, and 85.7% from the line. This was the first game where they shot well from all three of facets of the game.
- PC recorded 24 assists on 34 made baskets. That's the kind of unselfishness I want to see.
- I can never get over Kris Dunn's athleticism.
- The Friars out-rebounded the Hawks 42 to 26. For being undersized, Providence has been doing a really solid job on the glass this year.
- Rodney Bullock was held under double-digit points for the fourth straight game. Him and Bentil have gone in opposite directions since the start of the Wooden Legacy tournament.
- Ryan Fazekas was continually getting on a stationary bike (so I heard) whenever he came out of the game, so I hope it's something minor like cramps that was bothering him.
Next Up, Providence travels to URI for the rivalry game on Saturday at 7 PM on ESPNU.