Diallo, Edwards help Providence hold off DePaul 70-67
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Alpha Diallo scored 20 points and Drew Edwards had 13 and both made a pair of free throws in the closing seconds to help Providence defeat DePaul 70-60 on Sunday.
Neither team made a basket in the final two minutes. Max Strus made three free throws with 1:41 remaining to pull DePaul within 66-63.
Bullock leads Providence to 77-70 win over Washington
NEW YORK (AP) — Among the truisms of sports is that one year's results have nothing to do with how a team will perform in a new season.
It is an adage that Providence coach Ed Cooley espoused, for all intents and purposes after Rodney Bullock scored 17 points to lift the Friars to a 77-70 win over Washington in the second game of the 2K Classic on Thursday night.
"I'm just glad we hung on," Cooley said. "We're trying to learn about our team. It was a pretty competitive game."