Scores

Final

Providence 87

(11-4, 3-0 Big East)

Cincinnati 79

(10-5, 0-2 Big East)

    7:00 PM ET, January 7, 2009

    Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio

    1 2 T
    PROV 42 4587
    CIN 35 4479

    Top Performers

    Providence: W. Efejuku 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Cincinnati: D. Vaughn 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Providence 87, Cincinnati 79

    Associated Press

    CINCINNATI -- Weyinmi Efejuku led a balanced Providence scoring attack with 18 points as the Friars extended their solid start in Big East play by holding off Cincinnati for an 87-79 win Wednesday night.

    Sharaud Curry added 15 points and Jonathan Kale chipped in with 10 as Providence extended its winning streak to four. The 11-4 Friars have won seven of their last eight games and are 3-0 in the Big East for the first time since the 1988-1989 season.

    After the Bearcats cut a nine-point deficit to two, Providence's Jeff Xavier hit a 3-pointer with just under a minute left in the game to seal the win and finish with 12 points.

    Eight of the nine players who played for Providence scored at least eight points.

    Cincinnati was led by Deonta Vaughn and Mike Williams, who scored 20 apiece.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PROV
    CIN
    Points 87 79
    FG Made-Attempted 28-52 (.538) 32-74 (.432)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-24 (.500) 7-25 (.280)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-28 (.679) 8-14 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 5

    2008-09 Season

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