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Friars Fall Flat in Chicago

Dunn DePaul

DePaul took it to Providence from the opening tip, and shocked the 11th ranked Friars 77-70 on Tuesday night.

Not much went right for PC in Chicago. Ben Bentil went down with an ankle injury in the first half and tried to return in the second, but was hobbled and watched as his teammates played uphill for virtually the entire second half.

Would Providence have come out on top with a healthy Bentil? Most likely, but that’s beside the point. DePaul entered this game 1-8 in conference play and PC played like they expected the Demons to play to their record.

DePaul opened the game on an 8-0 run, out-rebounded Providence 48-24, and led for the final 18 minutes of the game.

Myke Henry scored a season high 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for DePaul, while Kris Dunn struggled through a nightmarish game in which he shot 5-20 from the field.

Freshmen Quadree Smith (7 points) and Ryan Fazekas (13 points, 3-6 from 3) provided a spark off of the bench for the Friars, but overall this was a brutal night for PC.

The loss was Providence’s first on the road this season after starting 6-0.

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