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Bentil Beasts DePaul

Bentil and Edwards

Providence got a desperately needed win on Saturday afternoon, as Ben Bentil once again went off — this time for 28 points — in PC’s 87-66 victory over DePaul.

Kris Dunn played sparingly in this one, as he’s still being slowed by a virus, so Kyron Cartwright stepped up with a career high 16 points. Cartwright also had eight assists and got to the line for nine free throw attempts.

Ed Cooley inserted sophmore Jalen Lindsey back into the starting lineup and he responded with 14 points and four rebounds in 27 minutes. Lindsey’s 14 points marked the first time he scored in double figures since Providence blew out Massachusetts to close out the non-conference portion of the schedule. He attempted a season high seven free throws (making six) and connected on 2-5 from 3 point range.

For all of Cartwright and Lindsey’s contributions, the story of the game was once again Bentil. The last time PC saw DePaul Bentil watched from the sideline after injuring his ankle as the Friars went down. The Blue Demons had no such luck this time around, with Bentil shooting 9-9 at the free throw line, while grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out a season high five assists.

Bentil has now scored 28 or more points six times since Dec. 21.

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