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Looking Back: PC Shocks Creighton

PC Celebrating at Creighton

NCAA chances become real in Omaha…

Game: Providence at Creighton, February 22, 2017

Where the Friars Stood: With back-to-back wins over Butler and Xavier, Providence was talking Tournament again. Prior to heading to Omaha to take on #23 Creighton, the Friars had a five game stretch in which they won for the first time ever at Marquette, fell inĀ the closing seconds of overtimeĀ at Seton Hall, played #4 Villanova to the wire, and defeated Xavier and Butler.

Creighton was trending in a different direction, having gone 4-4 after losing point guard Mo Watson for the season. The Jays were once 18-1 and ranked in the top 10 nationally, but entered this one at 22-5.

The Result: Friartown will forever remember this game for Kyron Cartwright’s last second 3-pointer to keep the season alive, but it was noteworthy for other reasons.

Providence caught fire in the first half, with 3s coming from a number of different players. Despite a scorching start from deep, they trailed by as many as 12.

Emmitt Holt simply went to work in the second half, scoring all 18 of his points to lead the Friars back.

That set up the biggest moment of Cartwright’s PC career to date.

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