Providence 67

(9-7, 1-3 Big East)

Seton Hall 55

(12-5, 1-3 Big East)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    12:00 PM ET, January 13, 2013

    Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    PROV 38 2967
    HALL 22 3355

    Top Performers

    Providence: B. Cotton 23 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast

    Seton Hall: F. Edwin 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Providence 67, Seton Hall 55

    Associated Press

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Bryce Cotton scored 13 of his 23 points in the first half, leading Providence to a 67-55 victory over Seton Hall in Big East action Sunday.

    The Friars (9-7) captured their first Big East win after three losses.

    Providence took total command of the game with a 22-5 first-half run, keeping the Pirates (12-5, 1-3) off the scoreboard for almost a full six minutes. The Friars led by as many as 20 as the outcome was never in serious doubt after the first half.

    Besides Cotton, who also had nine rebounds, Providence received 12 points and 13 rebounds from LaDontae Henton. Vincent Council and Kadeem Batts each added 11 points. Council also had eight assists.

    Seton Hall was paced by Fuquan Edwin, who finished with17 points, although he was plagued by foul trouble the entire game. Haralds Karlis added a season-high 11 points.

    The Friars put the defensive clamps down on the Pirates in the first half. Cotton had six points during a 10-0 spurt, doing a variety of things like an offensive tip-in and a corner shot off the backboard.

    Seton Hall made a bit of a run, thanks to the aggressive play of Karlis off the bench. Karlis had two conventional three-point plays during a stretch in which the Pirates climbed to within 28-19.

    But the Friars outscored Seton Hall 10-2 over the final 4:43 to take a commanding 38-22 lead at halftime.

    At one point of the first half, the Pirates had taken just 15 shots, because they committed an astounding 14 turnovers, many of which were unforced.

    The Pirates were also hurt by two early fouls committed by Brandon Mobley, forcing him to the bench for most of the half.

    Seton Hall cut the lead to 49-35 on a driving basket by Aaron Cosby with 12:51 remaining. Cosby had eight points in the first seven minutes of the second half.

    Tom Maayan nailed a 3-pointer, then made a driving layup with 11:02 to go, bringing the Pirates to within 49-40, the closest they had been since early in the first half.

    But Cotton hit a long 3-pointer with 6:54 left, pushing the Providence lead to 58-44 and the Friars coasted from there.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 67 55
    FG Made-Attempted 22-61 (.361) 21-49 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-29 (.621) 9-13 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 2

    2012-13 Season

    » Jan 13, 2013 PROV 67, @HALL 55Recap
    Mar 5, 2013 @PROV 76, HALL 66Recap