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NCAA Game Summary - Butler at Providence



(Tuesday, January 21st)

Final Score: Providence 65, Butler 56

Providence, RI (SportsNetwork.com) - Bryce Cotton scored 18 points and Kadeem Batts recorded a double-double to propel the Providence Friars to a 65-56 victory over the Butler Bulldogs in Big East action at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

Batts registered 14 points and 17 rebounds and Cotton handed out six assists for Providence (14-5, 4-2 Big East), which has won four straight. LaDontae Henton and Tyler Harris each chipped in 12 points.

Kellen Dunham logged 17 points and Khyle Marshall tacked on 15 for Butler (11-8, 1-6), which has lost six of its last seven.

At the end of the first half Providence led 29-26. The Friars hit 46.2 percent from the floor in the period, while Butler connected on 36 percent.

The Friars shot at a 45.8 percent clip in the second half and knocked down 11-of-13 from the free-throw line to hold off the Bulldogs, who hit 50 percent from the floor in the final 20 minutes.

Providence had a 37-22 advantage on the boards, but had nearly twice as many turnovers (13) as Butler (seven).

01/21 23:58:57 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
WIN 3
CAR 1
Final
KAN 1
SFG 7
Final
MIA 90
HOU 85
Final
MIN 107
IND 89
Final
OKC 91
UTA 105
Final
DEN 75
POR 93
4th
LAL 75
PHO 84
 
Half
GSW 62
LAC 60
 
4th
LALAF 48
ARKST 40
 
Final
NJD 3
NYR 4
Final
BOS 5
SJS 3
Final
NYI 2
TOR 5
Final
MON 2
DET 1
Final
NAS 4
ARI 3
Final
WIN 3
CAR 1
Final
CHI 4
PHI 0
Final
DAL 6
VAN 3
Final
COL 3
FLA 4
 
Final
CAL 1
TAM 2