Providence College men's basketball was defeated by St. John's, 83-70, on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. The Friars moved to 13-5 (3-2 BIG EAST), while St. John's improved to 12-4 (1-3 BIG EAST) on the season.
Sophomore guard Kris Dunn (New London, Conn.) recorded his fourth double-double on the season scoring 17 points and contributing 10 assists. Senior forward LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) led all scorers with 22 points.
The first half ended the Friars trailing by 12, 42-30. Henton led all scorers with 15 points, while also recording two rebounds. Dunn had five assists as well as five rebounds. The first half saw seven ties and two lead changes.
In the second half, the Friars made an impressive run after Henton's free-throw made the score, 51-37, with 14:25. From there on, the Friars would dominate and score 11 points in four minutes, reducing St. John's lead from 14 points to three points, 51-48, with 10:13 remaining. Seven of the 11 points were recorded by junior forward Tyler Harris (Dix Hills, N.Y.). However over the next five minutes, the Red Storm rallied with a 14-5 run to build its lead back to double digits (65-53) and the game was not close again.
St. John's was led by Phil Greene IV and D'Angelo Harrison with 20 points, followed by Sir'Dominic Pointer with 18.
The Friar will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 17 when they travel to Creighton to face the Bluejays at 7:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1
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