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2016 NCAA Tournament: Providence vs. USC halftime notes

After a back-and-forth half, USC leads Providence 36-35.

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After 20 minutes at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, the USC Trojans lead the Providence Friars 36-35.

Here's everything you need to know about the first half.

Providence

  • Foul trouble plagued Kris Dunn. The Big East Player of the Year was on the bench for nearly nine minutes of the first half after picking up his second foul.
  • Ben Bentil, as he so often does, leads Providence in scoring with 13 points.
  • The Friars went 5-8 from the free throw line

USC

  • Jordan McLaughlin leads the Trojans with nine points.
  • USC has an 18-13 edge on the boards.
  • The Trojans are 4-8 from beyond the arc.