Seton Hall beats No. 12 Providence 81-72
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Khadeem Carrington went 12 for 12 at the free throw line and scored 22 points to lead Seton Hall to an 81-72 victory over No. 12 Providence on Saturday.
Carrington was one of four Pirates (13-4, 3-2 Big East) to score in double figures. Isaiah Whitehead and Derrick Gordon both had 15 points while Desi Rodriguez added 10.
Ben Bentil paced the Friars (15-3, 3-2) with 21 points. The sophomore got the bulk of his points at the free throw line as he went 4 of 15 from the field. Kris Dunn had 16 points but fouled out with 3:02 left.
Rodney Bullock scored 11 points for Providence while Kyron Cartwright added 10.
Providence opened a 13-8 lead as Bullock scored consecutive baskets with Cartwright assisting on both. It was all Seton Hall the rest of the half as the Pirates enjoyed a 38-28 halftime lead.
Seton Hall's largest lead was 13 points with 17:47 left. The Pirates survived a couple of pushes from the Friars, who got within 72-66 after Bentil hit a 3-pointer with 2:56 left. The Pirates regrouped as Gordon hit two free throws to bump the lead up to 11 points with 46 seconds left.
Seton Hall: The Pirates came in having dropped six of their previous seven games to the Friars. . Seton Hall hit 83 percent of its free throws (20 of 24). The Pirates came into the game shooting 64 percent from the line this season.
Providence: PC has trailed at halftime in four of its five Big East games. . Two of the Friars' three losses have come at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. . Freshman reserve Quadree Smith sat out his fifth straight game (broken hand).
Seton Hall hosts No. 6 Villanova on Wednesday.
Providence hosts No. 23 Butler on Tuesday.