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