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NCAA Game Summary - UNC-Asheville vs. Providence



(Sunday, November 18)

Final Score: Providence 72, UNC-Asheville 67

Bayamon, PR (Sports Network) - Bryce Cotton erupted for a game-high 30 points as the Providence Friars slipped by the Bulldogs of UNC-Asheville, 72-67, in the seventh-place game of the 2012 Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Coliseo Ruben Rodriquez.

Cotton connected on 11-of-19 shots from the floor, adding five rebounds and five assists for the Friars (3-2) in the victory. Kadeem Batts and LaDontae Henton both registered double-doubles for the unit as they each scored 15 points, the former pulling down 11 rebounds and the latter 10 boards.

The Bulldogs (1-4) were paced by Trent Meyer who tallied 20 points, while Jeremy Atkinson posted 16 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, but shot just 6- of-20 from the floor on the day. Keith Hornsby tacked on 10 points and six boards.

Providence made just 2-of-7 shots behind the three-point line in the first half, yet the team still made good on an impressive 56.0 percent from the floor overall in the frame, en route to a 32-24 advantage at the break.

In the second half the lead ballooned to 13 points early on for the Friars, but the Bulldogs didn't roll over thanks to Atkinson who himself had 10 points, seven boards and four steals in the period, but it simply wasn't enough.

Providence finished the day shooting 55.1 percent from the field which helped to compensate for just 12-of-21 accuracy at the free-throw line and 20 turnovers.

11/18 14:09:44 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
1st OT
CHA 90
CHI 81
 
13th
DUR 5
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
9th
PHI 0
ATL 1
 
7th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
7th
DET 1
CLE 3
 
8th
MIA 3
WAS 6
 
5th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
4th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
4th
HOU 2
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
1st OT
CHA 90
CHI 81
 
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
 
3rd
MIL 70
ATL 72
 
3rd
CLE 68
BRK 55
 
3rd
MEM 55
DAL 57
 
3rd
OKC 59
DET 60
 
3rd
NOP 64
HOU 60
 
3rd
SAN 71
LAL 80
 
3rd
MIA 55
PHI 55
 
3rd
NYK 56
TOR 59
 
3rd
MIN 59
UTA 67
 
3rd
BOS 70
WAS 76
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
3rd
TAM 4
MON 4
 
2nd Intermission
PIT 3
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
13th
DUR 5
NOR 6