Brown Toppled By Providence, 95-57

Brown Toppled By Providence, 95-57

Providence, R.I. - Brown had its four-game winning streak snapped by Providence College Tuesday evening at the Dunkin Donuts Center, digging an early hole before falling to the Friars, 95-57.

 

The Bears fall to 5-5 overall, while Providence improves to 7-2 overall.

 

"Our lack of defense for 40 minutes didn't show the progress I thought we were making," said Brown head coach Mike Martin. "We did some good things, but I thought we didn't share the ball the way we want to. We've been susceptible to runs all season that lead to easy transition baskets. "

 

Sophomore forward Obi Okolie (Ajax, Ontario) led the Bears with 16 points, connecting on 6-of-12 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws.  He also grabbed a team-high four rebounds.

 

Brown sophomore forward Travis Fuller (Encinitas, CA) also scored in double figures for the Bears with 10 tough inside points. Freshman Brandon Anderson (Mahwah, NJ) chipped in with seven points.

 

Junior Emmitt Holt was the story of the evening for the Friars, connecting on his first nine shots from the field to score a game high 20 points, hitting 9-of-10 field goals overall.  Junior Jalen Lindsey had 16 points and junior Rodney Bullock scored 16 points and grabbed a game high eight rebounds.

 

Providence out-rebounded the Bears by a 37-27 margin and shot a sizzling 61-percent from the field (37-of-60), including 14-of-27 from beyond the three-point arc (52-percent), while holding the Bears to 37-percent shooting (19-of-51) overall.

 

The Friars jumped out to a 20-3 lead in the opening seven minutes, using a host of treys and inside scoring, capped off by a Lindsey trey at the 13:12 mark.

 

Providence kept up its offensive pressure and stifling defense and grabbed a 50-18 lead at the half behind 66-percent shooting (21-of-32) from the field.  Holt's 16 points on perfect 7-of-7 first half shooting paced the Friars.

 

The closest Brown got to the Friars in the second half was 30 points, 68-38, following a three-point play by Fuller.

 

Brown returns home on Friday, December 9, hosting Emerson in a 7:00 pm start at the Pizzitola Sports Center.