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Providence 79, Brown 63

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Ryan Gomes scored 24 points and grabbed
15 rebounds Monday night, leading Providence to a 79-63 win over
Brown.

The Friars (9-4) won their fourth straight game after losing
four of six. It was also Providence's 21st win in the last 23 games
against Brown in the 112th meeting between the schools.

Gomes, who hit 10 of 13 shots from the field, recorded his 38th
career double-double and scored over 20 points for the fifth time
in six games.

Dwight Brewington added 15 points for Providence. Luke Ruscoe
led Brown (6-6) with 12 points.

After Brown's Damon Huffman drove and scored to tie it at 24,
the Friars took charge with a 18-5 run over the final 7:38 of the
half and led 42-29 at halftime. Brown went the final 5:48 of the
half without a basket.

Rob McKiver started the run with a 3-pointer from the top of the
key, Gomes had a 3-pointer and McKiver added another one minute, 12
seconds later, making it 37-28.

In the second half, PC opened with a 7-0 run before Brown ended
an 8:06 drought without a basket on Huffman's layup.

PC leads the series 87-25.