#10 Providence College Friars (18-4) 73
Georgetown Hoyas (13-9) 69
|Photo Credit: Nick Waas / AP Photo|
I just want it in the records that the Providence Friars Men's Basketball Team is 1-0 in game I have attended this year. Great, just so we have that straight and on the record.
The two-headed monster of Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil (better known as "Ben There, Dunn That") controlled the entire game for the Friars in a matchup with the ever-pesky Georgetown Hoyas at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. Even after watching the matchup of Big East foes, I still can't figure out this Hoyas team. At times they look like they can play with anyone but their record says otherwise. It looks like they're one of those teams that plays up or down to their competition.
Every time the Friars looked like they were going to put the game out of reach, the Hoyas made some plays that put them right back in the thick of things. In the end, it came down to the Friars having the two best players on the floor and they were able to stay undefeated in true road games this season and grab another win for their ever-growing NCAA tournament resume.
Drink of choice for the game: Goose Island IPA
Apparel of choice for the game: Providence "Dunking Friar" T-Shirt
PC Player of the game: Ben Bentil/Kris Dunn Co-Players...as usual
- Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil.
- The best 1-2 punch in College Basketball.
- Each guy dropped 26 points in this one.
- It's always great to hear praise for your team's players from the opposing coach. My favorite GT3 quotes:
- We'll start with Dunn.
- John Thompson isn't wrong. Dunn is a complete hazard to opposing offenses. He notched 4 more steals and recorded his 3rd straight game with 3+ steals. He has 15 steals in his last 3 games.
- Dunn dropped 26 points on 8-17 shooting from the floor and seemed to come up with every big shot or drive, exactly when PC needed it.
- I mean, come on. Of course this would be his 1,000th career point. Just an insane finish.
Kris Dunn with the acrobatic finish for @PCFriarsmbb & 1,000 career points! #BIGEAST https://t.co/uvN10ImezP— FS1 (@FS1) January 31, 2016
- Here'a a couple of pics from the game.
|Pre-Game Drinks/Apps at Chruchkey|
|Ben Bentil on the line, per usual knocking down some free throws.|
|End of the game celebration from the Friars.|
Next Up, the Friars travel to Illinois to take on Depaul at the Allstate Arena on Tuesday February 2nd at 9 PM on FS1.