UConn men fall to Providence
Providence — Bryce Cotton scored 22 points as Providence took down UConn 72-70 on Tuesday night.
UConn (17-12, 7-10 Big East) started the second half with an 11-1 run and eventually gained a 14-point lead.
Cotton’s four 3-pointers led a Providence (15-15, 4-13) charge, giving the Friars a 63-55 advantage.
The Huskies scored the next six points, but Friars freshman LaDontae Henton stopped their charge with two 3-pointers to create a 69-61 lead with 1 minute to go.
Jeremy Lamb retaliated with two triples of his own to close the gap, and the teams traded free throws until the score was 72-69.
Cotton fouled UConn guard Shabazz Napier with 3.5 seconds to play, and Napier hit his first free throw. He missed the second on purpose, but time expired as the players scrambled for a rebound.
Andre Drummond led the Huskies with 14 points and 12 rebounds and Lamb contributed 12 points.
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