Providence got off to a hot start and opened up a double-digit lead in the first half. The Friars were led by Bullock’s 14 points and Cartwright’s 10 points and 7 rebounds. Providence shot 50% from the floor (14-28) including 5-11 from the 3-point line.
The Hoyas struggled mightily on offense. Shooting a disappointing 32.1% and turning the ball over 7 times. Rodney Pryor provided early offense scoring 6 early points but he cooled off. As usual, that’s when LJ Peak stepped up and scored 10 points.
Georgetown had cut a 13 -lead to 4 before Providence closed the half on a 14-3 run.
Halftime: Providence 42 Georgetown 27
Things didn’t get any better for the Hoyas in the second half as the Friars pushed the lead to 21 points. Cartwright continued to do everything including taking a charge with a 21 point lead. He finished one rebound short of a triple double. The Friars shot 44 percent in the second half and 40% 3 point arc.
The Hoyas continued their woeful shooting in the second half at a 33.3% clip. Derrickson and Pryor had 6 a piece in the second half. Georgetown turned the ball over 8 times in the second half.
Final: Providence 74 Georgetown 56
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