Butler hangs tough but falls to Providence in overtime 73-67
Kamar Baldwin‘s layup put Butler up 66-65 with 2:06 left in overtime, but Jackson hit two straight 3s and Alpha Diallo added two free throws with 10 seconds left for a seven-point Providence lead before Baldwin hit a free throw for the final score.
Nate Watson matched his career high with 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting for Providence (16-13, 6-10 Big East Conference). Diallo added 14 points and seven rebounds and Makai Ashton-Langford had six boards.
Butler led 32-27 at halftime and Baldwin’s 3-pointer with 11 seconds left tied it at 62 before Providence’s David Duke missed a 3 with two seconds left to force the game into OT.
Providence matches up against Creighton on the road next Wednesday. Butler takes on Villanova on the road on Saturday.