Bulls Fall At Providence 77-56

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Randall Hanke scored 22 points to lead Providence to a 77-56 win Tuesday night over the University of South Florida.

Donnie Magrath added 20 points for the Friars (12-12, 5-8 Big East), who remain in the running for a spot in the conference playoffs. James Holmes with 18 and Melvin Buckley with 15 paced the Bulls (6-20, 0-13), who lost a school-record 15th straight game. USF has yet to win a conference game in its first year in the Big East.

Hanke had 19 points in the first half. Only Holmes, who scored 12 points in the first half, all on 3-pointers (4-of-7), kept the Friars from breaking out even more in the first 12 minutes. Melvyn Richardson's jumper pulled South Florida to within 7, 25-18, at 8:15, and that was the closest the Bulls would come.

USF trailed at the half, 41-22, after committing 11 turnovers while shooting just 31 percent.

The Bulls came within nine points in the second half when Buckley had three consecutive 3-pointers. Providence countered with a 11-0 run to bring the margin to 60-40.

 

 

Game Stats

Starters

Name Min Reb Ast PF Pts
J Holmes, G 40 4 1 4 18
M Buckley, F 32 5 2 1 15
M Mattis, F 27 1 1 4 10
S Jones, C 25 3 2 4 3
C Capko, G 37 2 7 4 0

Bench

Name Min Reb Ast PF Pts
M Richardson 19 4 0 3 8
C Dennis 17 1 1 1 2
E Lovett 3 0 0 0 0

Starters

Name Min Reb Ast PF Pts
D McGrath, G 35 3 1 0 20
S Curry, G 37 5 2 1 8
G McDermott, F 32 11 3 1 8
H Hill, C 16 7 0 3 7
C Burch, F 31 8 1 3 3

Bench

Name Min Reb Ast PF Pts
R Hanke 23 7 0 4 22
T Englert 1 0 0 0 4
W Efejuku 13 0 2 0 3
J Kale 7 2 1 3 2
R Cross 3 0 1 0 0
C Baudinet 1 0 0 0 0
S Van De Walle 1 0 0 0 0
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