NCAA Basketball

Providence Friars (21-14)


Sat. 3/3 Thu. 3/8 Fri. 3/9 Sat. 3/10 Fri. 3/16
vs. StJn 
W 61-57
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@ Cre 
W 72-68
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@ Xavier 
W 75-72
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@ Vill 
L 66-76
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@ TexA&M 
L 69-73
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Texas A&M holds off Providence 73-69 in NCAA West 1st round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Tyler Davis and Robert Williams spent all Friday snatching rebound after rebound, blocking a few shots and had Williams offer a highlight-reel capper in the final minute.

When Texas A&M's bigs are playing like this, it's tough to tussle with these Aggies. And that gives them their best chance to stick around the NCAA Tournament for another weekend.

Davis had 14 points and 15 rebounds and Williams added his own double-double to help Texas A&M beat Providence 73-69, sending the Aggies on to the second round of the West Region. They will face second-seeded North Carolina.

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Leaders
Points: R. Bullock14.3
Rebounds: A. Diallo6.6
Assists: K. Cartwright5.8
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: R. Bullock73.8%
3P%: J. Lindsey39.5%
Steals: K. Cartwright1.3
Blocks: R. Bullock1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia31-3
2 Villanova36-4
3 Xavier29-6
4 Kansas31-8
5 Michigan State30-5
6 Cincinnati31-5
7 Michigan33-8
8 Gonzaga32-5
9 Duke29-8
10 North Carolina26-11
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova36-4
2 Michigan33-8
3 Kansas31-8
4 Duke29-8
5 Virginia31-3
6 Texas Tech27-10
7 Loyola Chicago32-6
8 Xavier29-6
9 Purdue30-7
10 Gonzaga32-5
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Big East Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
3 Xavier 15-3 29-6
2 Villanova 14-4 36-4
Seton Hall 10-8 22-12
Creighton 10-8 21-12
Providence 10-8 21-14
Marquette 9-9 21-14
Butler 9-9 21-14
Georgetown 5-13 15-15
St. John's 4-14 16-17
DePaul 4-14 11-20
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 73.6 (177)
Rebounds: 10.5 (149)
Assists: 13.9 (157)
FG%: 44.1% (205)
FT%: 70.4% (220)
3P%: 33.2% (266)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 72.7 (182)
Rebounds: 25.1 (188)
Assists: 12.7 (118)
FG%: 44.4% (206)
FT%: 73.1% (282)
3P%: 32.2% (33)
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