UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Providence guard Kris Dunn had been waiting a long time for a homecoming game. He got the closest thing possible Saturday when the Friars played in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic at Mohegan Sun Arena.
And when Dunn headed to the bench with just over two minutes remaining in the game, the crowd showed its appreciation with a standing ovation for his 15-point, 9-assist performance that helped Providence (4-0) to a wire-to-wire 80-54 domination of Florida State (1-2).
Dunn, a 6-3 sophomore, had the support of Friars fans in addition to family and friends from his hometown of New London, Connecticut - just about six miles away. Joined by teammates LaDontae Henton (24 points) and Jalen Lindsey (15 points), Dunn and the Friars jumped out to an 11-0 lead and were never forced to look back against the Seminoles.