NCAAB Game Recap - Providence at Xavier
Sat Feb 8, 2020 8:00 PM EST

OkSt
70
Baylor
78
F
Gonz
90
StMar
60
F
Kansas
60
TCU
46
F
SDSU
89
AF
74
F
UVA
73
Lou
80
F
StLou
65
Dayt
71
F
Duke
98
UNC
96
F(OT)
Mia-FL
81
FlaSt
99
F
Seton
70
Vill
64
F
LSU
90
Aub
91
F(OT)
WVU
59
Okla
69
F
Oreg
53
OrSt
63
F
KY
77
Tenn
64
F
MSU
68
Mich
77
F
Nebras
72
Iowa
96
F
StJon
82
Crei
94
F
Minn
77
PSU
83
F
UCLA
65
Ariz
52
F
Stan
74
Colora
81
F
SMU
90
Temp
97
F(OT)
WIMil
80
IUPUI
79
F(OT)
BC
77
VaTec
73
F(OT)
Stony
64
UNH
81
F
DeP
72
GTown
76
F
URI
82
GrgWas
51
F
TexAM
54
SCar
74
F
VMI
75
Citad
64
F
HolyC
68
Boston
77
F
TexPA
75
ChiSt
64
F
Princ
62
Corn
73
F
Penn
76
Colum
67
F
GaTec
64
Pitt
73
F
Oral
76
NDSt
83
F
Fla
51
Miss
68
F
N TX
71
UAB
64
F
Maine
82
Bingha
75
F
Furm
82
WCU
73
F
Leh
62
Lafy
59
F
Purd
74
Ind
62
F
Rich
59
Ford
53
F
Tows
76
Drex
69
F
JMU
78
Del
80
F
Navy
60
Colg
67
F
TexAr
75
CoCar
89
F
Army
62
Amer
72
F
E MI
58
Akr
59
F
StBon
83
Duques
80
F
SDak
82
N DA
68
F
ArkSt
87
ArkLR
90
F
Winth
70
Longw
68
F
RobM
61
SacHr
58
F
GASt
77
ULMo
69
F
Ark
79
Mizzu
83
F(OT)
MiaO
46
Ohio
77
F
SoFL
75
Mem
73
F
TxTch
62
Tex
57
F
TxSt
57
App
60
F
Seatt
87
UtVal
85
F(OT)
PorSt
57
S UT
85
F
Drake
73
NrthIA
83
F
CenCT
60
Bry
64
F
UMBC
60
UMassL
50
F
Jacksn
65
NJIT
54
F
StFPA
85
Merrim
68
F
MtStM
67
StFNY
70
F
TexSA
84
Charl
91
F
FlInt
66
FlAtl
59
F
Elon
72
Charl
65
F
NE
71
Hof
75
F
WIGB
58
IL-C
71
F
MD-ES
53
Morg
61
F
NCAT
73
BethC
78
F
NCC
68
Copp
63
F
ETSU
73
Mercer
60
F
How
78
FlaAM
82
F(OT)
Lib
74
N AL
56
F
E KY
75
SIU-E
83
F
CenAR
82
McNee
76
F(OT)
Lipsco
72
KennSt
66
F
GWebb
88
USC-Up
57
F
Ball
64
W MI
68
F
(N/A)
64
LongI
67
F(OT)
Presb
62
Campbl
79
F
Toled
83
BGSU
85
F
MorSt
65
E IL
71
F
SamH
82
Nich
88
F
StJos
66
LaSal
83
F
Buck
65
LoyMD
78
F
MTSt
49
E WA
74
F
SeLA
75
InWor
82
F(OT)
NebOm
64
SDSt
81
F
JacSt
75
TN-M
61
F
TNTec
62
SEMO
60
F
AlSt
87
MsVl
74
F
IPFW
70
Denv
63
F
NOrl
74
SFA
81
F
Hamp
72
ChaSo
85
F
ECU
81
Tul
67
F
Wyo
68
NM
97
F
Rice
91
MidTN
83
F
Clev
55
YSU
67
F
Alab
105
UGA
102
F(OT)
Harv
71
Brown
72
F
APSU
63
Belm
71
F
TXSo
59
PVAM
69
F
Alc
57
JackSt
86
F
South
62
Gram
66
F
DelSt
57
Norf
85
F
NFla
69
FlGlf
60
F
Chat
84
Woff
77
F
SJSU
77
Nev
95
F
Detr
65
NoKY
84
F
Radf
81
HiPt
70
F
Dart
57
Yale
75
F
Oakl
71
WriSt
83
F
UTEP
53
OlDom
72
F
W&M
64
UNCW
70
F
LaTec
79
Marsh
83
F(OT)
Vermt
69
Hartfo
68
F
SoMis
72
W Ky
75
F
Wake
73
Syr
75
F
KansSt
63
IaSt
73
F
Fres
67
UNLV
68
F
Cal
45
Utah
60
F
NMSt
67
UMKC
61
F
GaSo
86
ULLa
79
F
MOSt
66
SIU
68
F
IndSt
67
IlSt
74
F
NWSt
93
HBU
79
F
Lamar
49
AbCh
84
F
Prov
58
Xav
64
F
AlaAM
58
ArkPB
54
F
Vand
70
MisSt
80
F
Murr
73
TNSt
65
F
NoAZ
70
Web
76
F
Sac
63
IdaSt
59
F
Mont
82
Ida
71
F
USF
76
BYU
90
F
UCRiv
59
CSNor
61
F
HI
75
CAPoly
79
F(OT)
GrCan
103
CBap
98
F
UCIrv
61
UCSB
64
F
Portl
81
USD
88
F(2OT)
Pepp
78
Pacif
79
F
Bois
61
UtSt
70
F
USC
64
AzSt
66
F
UCDav
87
CS-Ful
81
F

Feb 8, 2020, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Providence (13-11)

30

28

58

Xavier (16-8)

28

36

64

Jones leads balanced Xavier in 64-58 win over Providence
Sat Feb 8, 2020 11:04 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Xavier trailed at halftime for the ninth time this season on Saturday night against Providence.

After losing the first eight, the Musketeers finally won one.

Tyrique Jones scored 14 points and hauled in 18 rebounds and Xavier took control of a tight game down the stretch to pull out a 64-58 Big East Conference win over the Providence.

"We've got this thing going in the locker room where we're saying we're unbreakable," Jones said. "We stay in the moment. They're going to go on their run. We're going to go on our run."

"We take every possession seriously," said Paul Scruggs, who scored 13 points for the Muskateers, including two free throws with 27.5 seconds left to make it a two-possession game with a 63-58 lead, "Like he said - unbreakable. Nothing breaks our minds on the court. That's what we do."

Before a raucous capacity crowd of 10,575 at Xavier's Cintas Center, Zach Freemantle added 11 points for Xavier (16-8, 5-6), which has won three straight games. KyKyTandy finished with 10 points, all in the second half for the Musketeers.

"That tells me they can handle a little adversity," Xavier coach Travis Steele said. "The last two games, we got off to big starts. We got faced with a little adversity tonight, and I thought our guys responded.

You could hear it in their voices in the huddle, and you could hear it in their voices on the court defensively, even when things weren't going well on the offensive end."

Nate Watson scored 16 points to lead Providence (13-11, 6-5), which had won its last two games. Alpha Diallo added 14 points and David Duke finished with 12 for the Friars.

"The last seven minutes of the game, I thought we weren't very disciplined," Providence coach Ed Cooley said. "It was uncharacteristic of us with some of the shots we took. Give Xavier credit. They made some winning plays. Scruggs made a big 3. They got a big layup."

The game featured nine ties and 11 lead changes, the last on a Scruggs 3-pointer that gave Xavier a 52-49 lead with 7:46 left in the game. Neither team led by more than six points.

"That was a good, old-fashioned, grind-it-out Big East basketball game," Steele said,

Jones scored in double figures and collected exactly 18 rebounds for the third consecutive game.

"What can I say," Steele said. "He's phenomenal. He's been on an incredible tear lately. He's rebounding as well as anybody in the country."

"When we see Tyrique like that, we know that the train is on the track and it's time to go," Scruggs said.

DOUBLING UP

Jones's double-double was his Big East-leading 16th of the season. Jones went into the game ranked third in the nation in double-doubles.

TRADITION

Both teams wore throwback uniforms as part of the Big East's 40th anniversary celebration. Xavier also paid tribute to the 1990 team, the first in the program to reach the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.

MULTI-TASKING

Zach Freemantle needed two tries with a mop handle before dislodging the ball after it nestled on top of the backboard following a missed Luwane Pipkins 3-point shot.

BIG PICTURE

Providence: The Friars missed a chance to move into a tie with Villanova and Creighton for second place in the Big East, three games behind Seton Hall.

Xavier: The Musketeers shook off an overtime loss to Marquette in their last home game and improved to 3-3 at home in the Big East.

UP NEXT

Providence: The Friars stay on the road, playing St. John's on Wednesday.

Xavier: The Musketeers travel a couple of hours west to Butler on Wednesday.

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Leaders

Providence PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Watson 16 0 0 7 0 0
A. Diallo 14 0 3 6 2 1
Xavier PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Jones 14 0 4 18 0 0
P. Scruggs 13 0 5 4 1 0

Team Comparison

Prov Xav
Points For 58 64
Field Goals 24/57-42% 24/55-44%
Three Pointers 4/23-17% 5/19-26%
Free Throws 6/9-67% 11/17-65%
Offensive Rebounds 7 7
Defensive Rebounds 26 27
Rebounds 36 36
Blocks 2 1
Steals 6 7
Turnovers 13 8
Personal Fouls 18 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Xav Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 8 Prov 58 @ Xav 64 M. White 2 Q. Goodin 2

Game Information

Stadium: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Attendance: 10,575
Game Time: