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The Bulldogs now stand at 13-5 overall and seventh in the Big East with a record of 2-4. Providence improves to 16-3 overall and 4-2 in the Big East.
Senior forward Kellen Dunham led the way for the Bulldogs with 21 points, including six 3-pointers. He also chipped in four rebounds and three assists for the team. Senior guard Roosevelt Jones also had a strong presence on the court with 16 points, four rebounds, and five assists. Sophomore forward Kelan Martin posted his second consecutive double-double as well with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Butler took the 66-65 lead with 3:11 left in the game but could only score one more basket the remainder of play. Providence’s Kris Dunn banked a 3-pointer home with 1:04 left on the clock to ultimately seal the victory for the Friars.
Dunn BANKS in a 3. Friars lead 71-66, 1:04 left. He has not had a big night but has been big at the end.
— David Woods (@DavidWoods007) January 20, 2016
Ben Bentil led the way for the Friars with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Dunn had an unusually off night, posting only nine points and five rebounds.
— BIG EAST MBB (@BIGEASTMBB) January 20, 2016
The Bulldogs will return to action on Jan. 23 in Omaha where they will take on Creighton University. Tip is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.