Our Clients:

Field Level Media - Professional sports content solutions | FLM

Jan 23, 2024 6:11 pm

Providence seeks to avenge loss to Seton Hall

Providence’s season changed in the blink of an eye the last time it played Seton Hall.

The Friars lost Bryce Hopkins, last year’s leading scorer and rebounder, to a torn ACL in that 61-57 defeat on Jan. 3, triggering a four-game losing streak. Finally off the schneid, Providence can exact revenge when it visits Seton Hall on Wednesday in Newark, N.J.

Providence (12-6, 3-4 Big East) ended its slide with a 100-62 win at woeful DePaul on Jan. 17. Devin Carter had 25 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals to power the Friars.

Players’ rotations and roles have had to change since losing Hopkins, but Providence coach Kim English proclaimed there was “no panic button” anywhere in the state of Rhode Island.

“We have macro patience in this program,” English said postgame. “That second half of Seton Hall was the first opportunity without practice to try those lineups. Then we had a few practices, and then Creighton. Then a few more practices, then St. John’s. … Even the blowout against Xavier, I felt all along there were great opportunities and room for growth.”

The Friars’ silver lining is Carter, a lead guard who has garnered NBA draft talk thanks to his all-around game. The Big East’s second-leading scorer this season at 18.2 points per game, he’s averaged 22.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.0 steals in conference play.

Providence had a week off between games, while the Pirates (13-6, 6-2) will still be catching their collective breath after Saturday’s 97-94 loss to then-No. 18 Creighton in triple overtime.

Before the second overtime had ended, Kadary Richmond had achieved the second triple-double in Seton Hall history; he finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. But he logged 51 minutes, and all five starters played at least 45 in the loss.

Seton Hall rallied from down six in the second half, then made game-tying plays late in each of the first two overtime periods.

“I like the way we played,” coach Shaheen Holloway said. “We lost and I’m super disappointed — anybody who knows me knows I’m a competitor — but we’re walking out of here with our heads high. It’s a tough loss, but we gotta bounce back. We’ve got a good Providence team on Wednesday.”

It won’t put a damper on the Pirates’ surprising start to the season. They’ve earned four Quad 1 wins, including on the road in the first Providence matchup, when Dre Davis scored a team-high 17 points. Davis had a season-high 21 on 10-of-12 shooting against Creighton.

–Field Level Media

You may also like

Utah Utes
Feb 29, 2024 1:03 am

Utah looks to get back on track vs. Stanford

Utah will try to regain some momentum heading into the final two weeks of the regular season when the Utes host Stanford in a Pac-12 game on Thursday night in…

Clippers, Lakers
Feb 29, 2024 12:54 am

LeBron James, Lakers stun Clippers with late rally

LeBron James scored 19 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and Anthony Davis finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds as the visiting Los Angeles Lakers overcame a…

Arizona wildcats, Arizona State sun devils
Feb 29, 2024 12:32 am

No. 6 Arizona holds off Arizona State

Oumar Ballo recorded his eighth consecutive double-double and Caleb Love scored eight late points as No. 6 Arizona turned back an Arizona State rally and won 85-67 on the road…

More Basketball News

Utah Utes
Feb 29, 2024 1:03 am

Utah looks to get back on track vs. Stanford

Utah will try to regain some momentum heading into the final two weeks of the regular season when the Utes host Stanford in a Pac-12 game on Thursday night in…

Clippers, Lakers
Feb 29, 2024 12:54 am

LeBron James, Lakers stun Clippers with late rally

Arizona wildcats, Arizona State sun devils
Feb 29, 2024 12:32 am

No. 6 Arizona holds off Arizona State

Mark Sears
Feb 28, 2024 11:52 pm

No. 14 Alabama climbs out of first-half hole to down Ole Miss

Virginia Cavaliers
Feb 28, 2024 11:40 pm

Virginia ends 2-game skid with win over Boston College

Read all
fb-post
advertisment
title-icon

Upcoming events

See all odds