The Friars played their first exhibition game of the season yesterday in Alumni Hall, and trounced Division II Assumption 88-45. Here are some highlights, pics, and articles of all the action.
For the second year in a row, Ice Cotton did his Ice Cotton things to lead the charge against Assumption. He scored 23 points and was 4-5 from downtown.
Friars.com: Men’s Basketball Defeats Assumption, 88-45, In Exhibition Action
Full Box Score here.
The Friars started the first half with a 17-2 run that forced Assumption to take a timeout within the first four minutes. By halftime, Providence had three players in double-figures, and the team shot 73.1 percent on the floor and 80 percent from three-point range. The Friars led 51-24 as they headed to the lockeroom at halftime. The Friars continued to pressure the Greyhounds in the second half and outscored Assumption 37-21 in the final 20 minutes of action.
Junior Bryce Cotton (Tucson, Ariz.) led the Friars in scoring with 23 points and was 4-5 from behind the arc. Senior Vincent Council (Brooklyn, N.Y.), sophomore LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) and junior Kadeem Batts (Powder Springs, Ga.) each recorded double-doubles. Council registered 11 points and added 12 assists, Henton had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Batts registered 18 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Josh Fortune (Hampton, Va.) also scored in double-figures with 12 points.
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What do I have to do to get “Ice Cotton” announced on the PA?