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Jeff Borzello talked to anonymous coaches about the Big East schools that have the most and fewest recruiting advantages.
— Javon Freeman-Liberty and Charlie Moore each scored 21 points and DePaul surprised Providence 70-62 in a Big East Conference tournament first round game Wednesday night.
— Rasheem Dunn had a season-high 21 points as St. John’s defeated Providence 81-67 on Wednesday night.
— Noah Horchler had a season-high 20 points as Providence defeated Xavier 83-68 on Wednesday night.
— James Bouknight and Tyrese Martin each scored 18 points to lead UConn to a 73-61 win over Providence on Tuesday night.
— David Duke recorded 17 points and 13 rebounds to lift Providence to a 57-47 win over DePaul on Saturday night.
— Nate Watson and David Duke each had 17 points as Providence got past UConn 70-59 on Wednesday.
— Sandro Mamukelashvili had 20 points as Seton Hall defeated Providence 60-43 on Wednesday night.
— Qudus Wahab made a jumper with 1:16 remaining to give Georgetown the lead en route to a 73-72 win over Providence on Saturday.
— Providence never trailed in overtime, topping Marquette 72-63 on Wednesday night.
— Collin Gillespie and Justin Moore scored 15 points apiece, and No. 3 Villanova used a dominating second half to defeat Providence 71-56 on Saturday.
— Nate Watson scored a career-high 29 points and Providence turned back Creighton each time it pulled close to beat the 11th-ranked Bluejays 74-70 on Wednesday night.
— Dawson Garcia tied his season high with 20 points as Marquette topped Providence 79-69 on Tuesday night.
— Colby Jones hit a 3-pointer with one tenth of a second left to lead Xavier to a 74-73 win over Providence on Sunday.
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— Christian Bishop had a go-ahead dunk with 0.8 seconds left and the 11th-ranked Creighton Bluejays held off a late rally to beat the Providence Friars 67-65 on Saturday.
— David Duke had 22 points and 13 rebounds as Providence got past Butler 71-55 on Wednesday.
— David Duke scored 24 points, including the clinching free throws with a half minute to play and Providence defeated DePaul 95-90 in double overtime on Sunday.
— JaKobe Coles had 14 points off the bench to lead Butler to a 70-64 win over Providence on Wednesday night.
— A.J. Reeves hit a wide-open corner 3-poi nter on a busted play with 3.1 seconds left in overtime to lead Providence to an 80-77 win over Seton Hall on Sunday.
— David Duke scored 28 points for the second straight game, and Providence beat TCU 79-70 on Wednesday night in the Big East-Big 12 Battle.
— David Duke had 28 points and Nate Watson added 20 points as Providence topped Fairleigh Dickinson 79-67 on Saturday.