Friar Basketball

Kris Dunn’s Triple Double Paces PC

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Kris Dunn’s big season continued on Wednesday night as the junior point guard recorded his second career triple double to lead Providence to an 89-66 victory over Hartford.

Dunn finished with 16 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds on an efficient 8-12 shooting. He dished out 11 of his 14 assists in the first half, a half that also saw Ben Bentil score 15 of his team high 21 points and Jalen Lindsey connect on three pointers on three straight possessions.

Lindsey entered the game having made just 4-18 from beyond the arc, but connected on 4-6 against Hartford, as he scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds in his most productive game of the season.

Bentil continues to feast in the opening half of games, and has now scored over 20 points in four straight games. The 6’8 sophomore’s game has taken off in his second season, as he’s scored 18 or more points in six of PC’s eight contests. Bentil has made seven three point field goals over the past four games (7-15), and in those games he’s scored 17, 15, 13 and 15 points in the first half.

The story of this one, however, was Dunn’s almost effortless triple double. Foul trouble may have been the only thing keeping this from happening earlier (he had four fouls in his last four games).

Wednesday marked the second time in which Dunn had 10 rebounds in a game this season — with the other coming in a near triple double the last time PC played at the Dunk. On that night against NJIT Dunn finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and seven steals.

The Friars shot the ball well in their return to the Dunkin Donuts Center, making 9-22 from three point land (40%) and 12-14 at the free throw line (12-14).

Awaiting the Friars next are a pair of long-time rivals. Providence travels to URI for what should be a wild one on Saturday night, and then host. Boston College on Dec. 9.

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