No Dunn, no problem: Friars win fifth straight (VIDEO)

December 20, 2015

For the second straight game (and fifth consecutive half) the Providence Friars were without National Player of the Year candidate Kris Dunn, who is battling a stomach virus.

But behind Ben Bentil's second double-double of the season, the Friars knocked off Rider, 73-65, for the team's fifth win in a row. Bentil ended with 19 points and matched a season-high with 12 boards.

Providence opened the game on a 15-0 run, but held only a four-point lead heading into halftime. In the second half the Friars led by a dozen, only to see the Broncs claw their way back, making it a two-possession game with less than two minutes to play.

Rodney Bullock had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Jalen Lindsey, starting in place of Ryan Fazekas (illness), recorded his first double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Kyron Cartwright, starting in place of Dunn, had a career-high 13 points.

Providence goes on the road to face UMass on Monday night.

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