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Brown vs. Providence final score: Friars get revenge over Bears in blowout win

The Friars took a loss to their in-state rival in 2014. That was promptly avenged on Saturday night at The Dunk.

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The Providence College Friars remain in the ranks of the unbeaten after their 94-73 win over the Brown Bears.

The Bears surprised Ed Cooley and the Friars a year ago at the Dunkin Donuts Center in a 77-67 victory. This time around, the Bears led for just 1:13 of the 40 minutes played on Saturday night at "The Dunk,"

Kris Dunn's shot wasn't there tonight for him as he went 3-for-9 from the floor with a 1-for-4 mark from the 3-point line. But the reigning co-Big East Player of the Year still got into double digits with 11 points, and dished out 10 assists and grabbed seven rebounds, nearing a triple double.

Rodney Bullock led the way with 24 points for the Friars. Shooting 9-for-12 from the field and 5-for-6 from the free throw line, Bullock's efficiency was on display Saturday night. He would add 10 rebounds and two assists as well.

Here's what we learned from this game.

1. Once again, Rodney Bullock emerges as a second option.

With Dunn's shot off on the night against the Bears, Providence needed another scoring option to emerge. Rodney Bullock came to the rescue of the Friars with a 24-point effort on Saturday night to help lift the Friars over their in-state adversary from the Ivy League. It's his second 20-plus point effort in the first three games of the year, and the Hampton, Virginia native kept up his efficient ways as well with a 9-for-12 mark from the field and an eFG% of 79.2 percent.

2. Bullock wasn't alone, either...

Others emerged for Providence when Dunn's shot wasn't falling. Freshman Ryan Fazekas netted 17 points and was a superb 5-for-8 from beyond the 3-point arc. Jalen Lindsey complemented those efforts with a 14-point performance and a 6-for-7 day from the field. Junior Omomba joined Bullock, Dunn, Fazekas and Lindsey in double figures with 11 points and was perfect from the field, going 3-for-3 and 2-for-2 from the 3-point line. The Friars' semblance of balance did the Browns in who just could not keep up with the potency that Providence brought to the table.

3. Rebounding efforts provided huge dividends

The Friars won the rebounding battle on Saturday night against the Bears. Providence grabbed 41 total rebounds to Brown's 29, 31 defensive rebounds to their opponent's 24, and 10 offensive rebounds to the Bears' five. This marks the third game in a row that they've won on the offensive side of the boards, and the second time this season that they were able to win the rebounding battle on the defensive side. If these efforts continue, PC will simply continue to put themselves in position to etch more tallies in the win column going forward.