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Henton, Dunn lead Providence to 80-54 shocker over Florida State

  • Providence’s LaDontae Henton, left, knocks the ball from Florida State’s Dayshawn Watkins, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. Providence won 80-54. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Providence’s LaDontae Henton, left, knocks the ball from Florida State’s Dayshawn Watkins, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. Providence won 80-54. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Providence’s Kris Dunn reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida State, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Providence’s Kris Dunn reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida State, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Providence’s Carson Desrosiers, right, fouls Florida State’s Montay Brandon, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Providence’s Carson Desrosiers, right, fouls Florida State’s Montay Brandon, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)  (The Associated Press)

Providence stunned Florida State by jumping out to an 11-0 lead Saturday in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic and then strolled to an 80-54 victory over the Seminoles at Mohegan Sun Arena.

LaDontae Henton (24 points, 10 rebounds) Kris Dunn (15 points, nine assists) led Providence (4-0). Dunn was 7-for-15 from the field. Henton hit 9 of 16 shots.

The Friars, who opened up a 20-point lead in the first half, dominated on the way to a 34-19 lead at halftime. Florida State (1-2) never found a crack in Providence's game and continued to fall further behind in the second half.

A powerful dunk by Henton gave the Friars a 46-29 lead and forced Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton to call timeout with 13:18 left. The rest of the game was close to a highlight reel for Providence, with Dunn dishing off to Henton and Jalen Lindsey (15 points, 5-for-6 on 3-pointers).