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Bryant vs. (15) Providence: Halftime Notes

Providence and Bryant are through 20 minutes at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Here's what you need to know from the first half between the Friars and Bulldogs.

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Team 1st Half Score Leading Scorer
Bryant 32 Ware: 11
Providence 28 Bullock: 10

  • Providence is without Kris Dunn and Ryan Fazekas for this game. Ben Bentil warmed up but didn't start. The Friar big man did enter the game with 5:15 left in the half after Ed Cooley had seen enough of his team struggle. Kyron Cartwright, Quadree Smith and Jalen Lindsey got the starting nods in their places.
  • Rodney Bullock led Providence with 10 points on 4/9 shooting. Bullock's 3-pointer in the final minute of the half snapped an 0/13 start for the Friars from downtown.
  • Hunter Ware led all scorers with 11 points on 4/6 shooting, including 3/5 from beyond the arc.
  • Bryant led for 19:25 of the first half, ever since going up 2-0.
  • Providence has struggled with their zone offense again Bryant's 2-3. The Friars got open looks, especially from 3-point range, but they just couldn't convert for the first 19 minutes and change.
  • Ed Cooley played 10 players in this first half, including walk-on Tom Planek seeing minutes.
  • The locker room walls may have no paint left on them after Cooley gets through his halftime encouragement.