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Providence upsets No. 20 Creighton

Providence, RI (SportsNetwork.com) - Bryce Cotton had 23 points and six assists in the Providence Friars' 81-68 rout of the 20th-ranked Creighton Bluejays on Saturday.

LaDontae Henton added 19 points and six rebounds for the Friars (13-5, 3-2 Big East), who have won three in a row. Kadeem Batts tallied 13 points and nine boards.

"Coming off of our game against St. John's, double-overtime, everyone keeps asking 'Are the kids tired?', but I think they're just excited. This shows you the depth of our league and how hard it is to win on the road," Friars coach Ed Cooley said.

Doug McDermott ended with 21 points and seven rebounds for the Bluejays (15-3, 5-1), who had a 10-game winning streak snapped. Devin Brooks donated 10 points.

Providence never looked back after Tyler Harris scored the game's first points 1:04 into the contest.

Creighton kept it close in the first half, but the Friars ended the period on an 8-2 spurt. Ted Bancroft's jumper with 38 seconds to go made it a 37-30 game.

Providence started the second half on an 18-5 run to build a 20-point margin. Josh Fortune tallied five points during the surge, including a layup with 13:51 remaining to make it 55-35.

Creighton managed to get within nine, 73-64, with 1:35 to play, but the Friars closed out the game at the foul line.

Game Notes

Providence holds a 7-4 advantage in the all-time series with Creighton ... The Bluejays fell to 4-1 in true road games this season ... Creighton forward Ethan Wragge had eight points and became the 37th man in Creighton history to reach 1,000 points.

01/19 01:37:19 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
8th
COL 8
PHI 10
 
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
2nd
BOS 0
BAL 3
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
2nd
CHI 27
WAS 30
 
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
1st
MON 1
TAM 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3