NCAA Basketball

Providence Friars (20-13)


Sat. 2/25 Tue. 2/28 Sat. 3/4 Thu. 3/9 Wed. 3/15
vs. Marq 
W 73-69
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vs. DePaul 
W 73-64
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@ StJn 
W 86-75
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vs. Cre 
L 58-70
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vs. USC 
L 71-75
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Boatwright, McLaughlin help USC rally past Providence

(TSX / STATS) -- DAYTON, Ohio -- USC had a few nervous hours on Selection Sunday, then had to endure a five-hour flight delay before arriving in Dayton late Monday night.

The Trojans trailed by 15 points at halftime against Providence on Wednesday but managed to overcome it all to advance.

Bennie Boatwright scored 24 points and Jordan McLaughlin added 18 points and 10 rebounds, helping USC rally from a 17-point, first-half deficit to defeat the Friars 75-71 in an NCAA Tournament First Four matchup of No. 11 seeds.

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Leaders
Points: R. Bullock15.7
Rebounds: R. Bullock6.4
Assists: K. Cartwright6.7
FG%: R. Bullock43.6%
FT%: R. Bullock74.8%
3P%: J. Lindsey46.0%
Steals: R. Bullock1.2
Blocks: R. Bullock0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Big East Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Villanova 15-3 32-4
Butler 12-6 25-9
Creighton 10-8 25-10
Seton Hall 10-8 21-12
Providence 10-8 20-13
Marquette 10-8 19-13
Xavier 9-9 24-14
St. John's 7-11 14-19
Georgetown 5-13 14-18
DePaul 2-16 9-23
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