Road Woes Continue, Friars Fall 75-66 at Marquette
Saturday, January 03, 2015
The Providence College Friars men's basketball team (11-4, 1-1) fell 75-66 on the road to the Marquette Golden Eagles (9-5,1-1) on Saturday afternoon. The loss snaps the Friars five game winning streak and continues their losing streak at Marquette, having not won there in over a decade.
See the five takeaways slideshow below.
Despite ten first half turnovers,17 total in the game, PC found themselves in a 33-33 tie at the half however, their turnovers caught up to them in the second. A Juan Anderson layup off of Jajuan Johnson steal capped off a 9-0 Marquette run that put the Golden Eagles up 58-46 with just under ten minutes to play in the contest.
Providence got to within four, 70-66, with 35 seconds left but Marquette was solid at the free throw line, knocking down all their shots when they needed to have them.
One man show
Once again, Providence was led by LaDontae Henton who netted 28 points on 9 of 23 shooting from the field, knocking down six shots from beyond the arc to keep PC in the game. Hinton also added five rebounds and two blocks.
Kris Dunn followed up with 11 points and nine assists but was plagued by turnovers, giving the ball away eight times in the game, six of them coming in the first half.
Juan Anderson led the Golden Eagles with 18 points while Sandy Cohen III followed up with 12 points of his own off the bench.
Another road test coming
The Friars fall to 0-3 in true road games this season but will have another chance to get themselves a road win when they visit Butler on Tuesday, January 6. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m.
For a further look at the Friars loss, see the five takeaways slideshow below.
Related Slideshow: Five Takeaways From The Friars 75-66 Loss to Marquette
The Providence College Friars men's basketball team (11-4, 1-1) fell 75-66 on the road to the Marquette Golden Eagles (9-5,1-1) on Saturday afternoon.
Here are five takeaways from the game.
Help him if you can
LaDontae Henton followed up a 35 point performance against Creighton with 28 points against Marquette, however he is just about the only one scoring.
Henton was the only player in double-figures for the Friars against Creighton and would have been the only player in double-figures again against Marquette if it wasn't for two late free throws by Kris Dunn that gave him 11 points.
Jalen Lindsey had no points and missed all seven shots that he took. Kyron Cartwright didn't take any shots in the game. Harris and Desrosiers both had eight points, a good number for Desrosiers, not for Harris. Chukwu had 6 and Bentil had five points.
Henton needs help on a more consistent basis for Providence.
Kris Dunn has been really good for the Friars over their five game winning streak but he was not good in this game and that's part of the reason that the Friars lost.
Dunn had eight of the Friars 17 turnovers in the game including six in the first half. Dunn leads the Big East in assists and he dished out eight in this game but when you have eight turnovers as well, the assists don't mean a lot.
Coach Cooley had freshman Kyron Cartwright running the point position for much of the game due to Dunn's struggles.
Freshmen on the road.
In only the Friars thrid true road game of the season, the freshmen, for the most part, struggled.
Ben Bentil led all Friar freshmen with six points while Paschal Chukwu was impressive with five points, two rebounds and FOUR blocked shots in 12 minutes of play.
Kyron Cartwright had no points and four turnovers in 18 minutes while Jalen Lindsey missed all seven shots that he took and also played 18 minutes.
The freshmen will have another chance to shine on Tuesday night when PC visits Butler.
Size advantage? ...or not
The Friars had a size advantage over Marquette in this game and it did not show at all.
Providence got outrebounded 37-31 and got killed in the points in the paint department 40-28 and for most of the game, it did not even seem that close. No Friar had more then five rebounds, including the three seven footers they have on the team.
PC grabbed 11 offensive rebounds but only converted for 8 second chance points.
Credit the Marquette defense who for the majoity of the game had the Providence offense in lockdown. Marquette stayed in a 2-3 zone for nearly the entire game and PC had trouble getting anything at the basket.
PC shot 40% from the field and 34% from three-point land. The Golden Eagles also forced Providence into 17 turnovers, 12 of which were steals.
As mentioned above, PC only had 28 points in the paint and eight second chance points in the game .
The Friars needed to do a much better job of moving the ball. Marquette did a really good job of that on the other end of the floor against the Friars zone.
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