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NJIT vs. Providence: Halftime Notes

Providence and NJIT are through 20 minutes at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Here are some notes from the first half of action.

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Team 1st Half Score Leading Scorer
NJIT 27 Dunn: 13
Providence 37 Smith: 8

  • Kris Dunn led all in scoring with 13 points on 4/9 shooting. He was also 4/4 from the free throw line.
  • Terrence Smith led NJIT in scoring with 8 points on 4/5 shooting.
  • Providence played man against the smaller NJIT Highlanders. The Friars forced 11 turnovers and acored 15 points off those turnovers. Dunn had 4 steals.
  • NJIT played zone and forced Providence to take a lot of jumpers on the first 20 minutes. The Friars took 12 3-point attempts, connected on 3 of them.
  • Providence led by as many as 17 in the first half but NJIT closed out the half on a 9-2 run to pull within 10.