(Friday, November 23)
Final Score: Providence 66, Fairfield 47
Providence, RI (Sports Network) - Bryce Cotton scored 21 points as the Providence Friars defeated the Fairfield Stags, 66-47, at Dunkin' Donuts Center.
Cotton was joined in double figure scoring by two other Friars (4-2). LaDontae Henton scored 15 points with eight rebounds while Josh Fortune added 10 points, six rebounds, and four assists.
Derek Needham scored 18 points while knocking down four three-pointers for the Stags (3-3), but nobody else scored in double-figures.
Providence led 25-17 at intermission despite shooting 37 percent from the field in the first half. Fairfield shot 35 percent from the floor in the opening frame and did not make a trip to the foul line.
The Friars got hot in the second half, connecting on 63.2 percent of their field goal attempts as they cruised to an easy win.
Providence held a dominating advantage on the boards, 38-23.
11/23 22:07:31 ET