The Friars started off their Big East season with a 75-54 win over the St. John’s Red Storm. They had their typical slow start and found themselves down 11-0 early on. However, Sharaud Curry stepped up and scored a few consecutive baskets. The Friars grabbed the lead at 18-17 and did not look back.
St. John’s made a ton of mistakes in the first half, comitting 13 turnovers of their 16 turnovers. The Friars took a 33-25 point lead into the half.
Providence would not let the Johnnies back into the game into the second half, shooting 60% from the field versus St. John’s 32%. Providence even shot well from behind the arc, hitting 4-8 in the second half (6-18, 33% overall).
Sharaud Curry and Randall Hanke were clearly the stars of the game.
Curry ended up with 16 points and 8 assists, hitting a lot of nice pull up jump shots. Is he back?!?
Hanke was great on both ends of the court. The big man had 17 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
The Friars’ next game is Saturday night versus DePaul.