Providence 78, Brown 62

Jamine Peterson scored 22 points and Bilal Dixon added 13 points

and six rebounds as Providence defeated Brown 78-62 on Monday


The Friars (6-3) trailed 9-4 after scoring the game’s first four


Providence, however, used a 24-16 rebounding advantage in the

first half to overcome the Bears’ 44.4 percent shooting in the

period (12 of 27). The Friars attempted 13 more shots in the half –

making 40 percent (16 of 40) – and led 37-33 at halftime.

Providence’s defense stepped up in the second half, pressuring

Brown (4-7) the full length of the court, leading to a 14-0 run in

under 3 minutes.

Peterson scored 16 points and had seven rebounds in the second

half as Dixon lost minutes due to foul trouble for the Friars.

Brown’s Matt Sullivan, who was 4 of 5 from 3-point range in the

first half, finished with 12 points. Andrew McCarthy added 14 for

the Bears.