Ryan Gomes scored a game-high 19 points, but was the only
Providence player in double figures. The Friars (4-3) shot just 19
percent in the second half on 5 of 26 shooting and 38 percent for
the game, missing their last five shots from the field.
Winthrop (4-2) trailed 41-25 after Randall Hanke hit a layup
three minutes into the second half.
But that's when the Friars began missing shots. The Eagles,
meanwhile, made almost half their shots (11 of 24) after halftime.
Winthrop drew to within one, 46-45 on a layup by Otis Daniels at
10:07. The Friars pulled ahead, 52-47, on two foul shots by Gerald
Brown with 6:58 to go.
But Providence scored one more basket the rest of the way while
the Eagles connected on eight foul shots and two more field goals.
Martin, who scored eight points in the second half, made a
3-pointer from the corner to put the Eagles ahead at 4:16. The
Friars tied it once more, but Winthrop pulled away down the
The teams were tied four times in the first half before
Providence ended the half on a 18-6 run sparked by 10 points from
The Friars led 34-22 at halftime.