PC Basketball Blown Out by Seton Hall 73-57

Thursday, February 01, 2018

 

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Kyron Cartwright held scoreless for second time this season

Providence senior guards Kyron Cartwright and Jalen Lindsey were held scoreless, shooting a combined 0-for-13 from the field, as the Friars were blown out by Seton Hall 73-57 on Wednesday night in New Jersey.

The loss drops PC to 14-8 overall and 5-4 in the Big East. It also drops them to fifth place in Big East standings. 

Cartwright finished the game going 0 for 9 from the field, while recording only two assists and turning the ball over four times. This is the second time this season that Cartwright has gone an entire game without scoring. 

The last time Cartwright was held scoreless was December 20 when the Friars faced Houston at Mohegan Sun. PC lost that game 70-59.

Lindsey finished the game going 0-for-4 from three, while recording two assists and two rebounds. 

PC Falls to Seton Hall

Providence’s Maliek White knocked down a three to give PC a 19-17 lead with 8:33 to play in the half.

From that point, it was all Seton Hall.

Sparked by a Myles Powell three, the Pirates went on a 19-0 run to take a 36-19 lead with 4:09 to play in the half following two free throws from Desi Rodriguez.

The Friars shot just 33% in the first half, including one of eight from three as the Pirates would take a commanding 41-26 lead into the break.

In the second half, it was more of the same.

Providence would get as close as 12, 63-51, after Isaiah Jackson got a layup to go with 8:16 to play.

However, the Pirates would go on a 10-2 run over the next four minutes to take a 73-53 lead with 4:19 to play.

The would go on to win 73-57.

Seton Hall improves to 17-5 overall and 6-3 in the conference.

Providence shot 38% from the field in the game and 11% from three.

The Friars were led by Alpha Diallo, who poured in a career-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Rodney Bullock was the only other Friar in double figures as he netted ten points.

Next up

The Friars return to action on Saturday, February 3 when they visit Marquette.

Game time is set for 2:30 p.m.

 

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Kyron Cartwright -  Senior 

Kyron Cartwright was ranked as the sixth-best guard in the country and the second-best guard in the Big East by CBS Sports. 

He was also named to the preseason All-Big East second team at Big East media day. 

"Kyron is the fastest player in the Big East, he can distribute the ball, he was 4th in the league in assists last season, so he can make things happen," said Hassett. 

In 2016-17, Cartwright averaged 11.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in the regular season helping the Friars to a third-place finish in the conference. 

He finished the season ranked fourth in the country and first in the Big East with 6.7 assists per game. 

Coming into this season, Cartwright is tied with John Linehan with 450 career assists. He has a chance to climb as high as second all-time and pass Ernie DeGregorio who recorded 662 career assists. 

Vincent Council is number one with 725 career assists. 

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Alpha Diallo - Sophomore 

Alpha Diallo will look to build off a freshman season in which he started 16 games for the Friars.

He averaged 5.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes of action per game. At the end of the year, the team named him the Marvin Barnes Defensive Player of the Year. 

Diallo started his freshman season coming off the bench and playing inconsistent minutes through the first eight games. 

By PC's fifth Big East Conference game, he was in the starting lineup and would stay there. 

Diallo finished the season reaching double figures in five of the Friars final 12 games, including 18 points against both Villanova and St. John's. 

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Jalen Lindsey - Senior

Jalen Lindsey has missed the entire preseason with a knee injury. 

Lindsey returned to practice on Wednesday and will be a game-time decision for Friday, according to Cooley. 

If Lindsey can't go, senior Isaiah Jackson will take his place in the starting lineup. 

Last season with PC, Lindsey averaged 10.4 points, four rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes of action per game. 

He also shot 46% from three. 

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Rodney Bullock - Senior 

Rodney Bullock returns to the Friars this season after testing the NBA Draft waters last March, before pulling his name out. 

Prior to the start of this season, Bullock was named second-team all-Big East. 

"With Rodney Bullock, he has to be consistent. He has to come out and give it to you every night. With this team, there is no reason why he shouldn't average 17 points and get 8-10 rebounds per game. He has to be more aggressive on both ends of the floor," said Hassett. 

In 2016-17, Bullock led Providence in scoring and rebounding with an average of 15.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. 

He also led PC with five double-doubles on the year and scored at least 20 points in nine games, including a career-high 36 points against New Hampshire. 

In PC’s NCAA Tournament game against USC, Bullock poured in 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds. 

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Kalif Young - Sophomore

Forward Emmitt Holt remains out with abdominal issues and is not even on campus,

"The Holt injury is a major problem. He is the toughest player on the team, the best rebounder, and a post up guy that they don’t have. He is also good outside guy that can stretch the defense. Plus, you lose the experience," said Hassett. 

Holt's absence means 6'9" sophomore Kalif Young will open the season at center.  

"He has a tremendous opportunity now with Holt gone to get more minutes then he would have gotten. The reliance on him now is bigger. With Emmitt out there he didn’t have to play important minutes, now he has to play important minutes," said Hassett. 

In his freshman season with the Friars, Young averaged 3.2 points, 3.2 rebounds 0.5 blocked shots in 13 minutes of action per game. 

 
 

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