Providence snaps South Dakota State's streak at 21 in NCAA
Al Durham had 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Jared Bynum made three key free throws with 29.9 seconds left as fourth-seeded Providence snapped the longest winning streak in the country by beating South Dakota State 66-57 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Late tip-in helps Providence hold off No. 10 Villanova 54-52
(AP Photo/Stew Milne)David Duke made a tiebreaking tip-in with 2.8 seconds left on Saturday and Providence held on after blowing a 20-point lead to beat No. Duke and Nate Watson scored 20 points apiece, and Noah Horchler had 10 points and 13 rebounds for Providence (13-12, 9-10 Big East). PC led 38-18 in the first before Villanova scored the first 11 points of the second. He joined Gillespie on the bench for the second half, wearing a boot. SECOND HALF WOESProvidence took an 11-point lead into halftime in its last game, against St. John’s on Wednesday.
Late dunk lifts No. 11 Creighton to win over Providence
Zegarowski, Jefferson and Ballock combined for 52 of the Bluejays’ points. Creighton led by as many as 13 with about seven minutes left in the second half. Creighton inbounded quickly, and Zegarowski pushed the ball up the floor and found the trailing Bishop for the dunk. Providence had just one turnover in the opening nine minutes of the half, but gave it away over the final 11 minutes. But it was a positive sign to see Jefferson, Zegarowski and Ballock assertive while still getting their teammates involved.