Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kris Dunn shines in Providence’s 83-76 win over NJIT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Kris Dunn flirted with a quadruple-double Monday night.
The Providence guard had 22 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and seven steals to help Providence beat NJIT 83-76.
Dunn was 6 of 14 from the field, but hit all nine of his free throws.
“I’m speechless,” NJIT coach Jimmy Engles told SNY.tv. “I’ve seen a lot of players up close. He has Rajon Rondo talent. He can get a lot better offensively, which is crazy to say.”
Providence led by double figures for most of the second half. Rob Ukawuba’s 3-pointer with 3:18 left pulled NJIT to 70-65, but Dunn answered with a 3-point play. Ben Bentil and Dunn combined to make 8 of 8 free throws in the final 2:30.
Rodney Bullock added 16 points and 12 rebounds for Providence (4-0). Bentil finished with 21 points.
Bullock’s 3-pointer with 4:21 left in the first half gave Providence a 33-18 lead, but the Friars scored just four points the rest of the way for a 37-27 halftime advantage.
Damon Lynn led NJIT (3-2) with 24 points and Ukawuba 20. The Highlanders made 9 of 21 3-pointers but turned it over 22 times.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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