PC Falls to Marquette in OT 95-90

Thursday, January 04, 2018
Joe Calabro, GoLocalProv Sports Team

Kyron Cartwright
The Providence College Friars dropped their second straight Big East Conference game on Wednesday night, falling to Marquette 95-90 in overtime at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. 

The Friars were without leading scorer Rodney Bullock, who missed the game with the flu. 

The loss drops PC to 10-6 overall and 1-2 in the Big East. Marquette improves to 2-1 in the Big East. 

Friars Fall in OT

In the OT period, PC’s Alpha Diallo knocked down two free throws to cut Marquette’s lead to 92-90 with 49 seconds left in the game.

However, PC was unable to come up with a stop on the defensive end.

On Marquette’s ensuing possession, Sam Hauser knocked down a three with 16 seconds to play to give Marquette a 95-90 lead.

Marquette would hold on for the win.

The Golden Eagles shot 50% from the field and 50% from three en route to the win. They were led by Markus Howard, who poured in 52 points.

Earlier in the OT period, PC’s Kyron Cartwright had a chance to tie the game at 90 off of a steal, but his step-back jumper missed.

Cartwright led PC with 29 points, but also had nine turnovers.

Marquette Forces OT

After leading by one in the half, the Friars found themselves trailing by as much as eight points, 67-59, with 7:49 to play in the game.

PC then went on a 16-2 run capped off by an Isaiah Jackson layup to take a 75-69 lead with 2:27 to play.

Marquette would then go on a 10-4 run capped off by a Markus Howard layup and foul to tie the game at 79.

Providence would get a final possession with just over 20 seconds left, however, Cartwright would turn the ball over.

Marquette’s Andrew Rowsey missed a three with four seconds left, sending the game to overtime.

Next up 

The Friars return to action on Saturday, January 6 when they host #4 Xavier at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. 

Game time is set for noon. 

  • Guard

    Kyron Cartwright -  Senior 

    Kyron Cartwright was ranked as the sixth-best guard in the country and the second-best guard in the Big East by CBS Sports. 

    He was also named to the preseason All-Big East second team at Big East media day. 

    "Kyron is the fastest player in the Big East, he can distribute the ball, he was 4th in the league in assists last season, so he can make things happen," said Hassett. 

    In 2016-17, Cartwright averaged 11.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in the regular season helping the Friars to a third-place finish in the conference. 

    He finished the season ranked fourth in the country and first in the Big East with 6.7 assists per game. 

    Coming into this season, Cartwright is tied with John Linehan with 450 career assists. He has a chance to climb as high as second all-time and pass Ernie DeGregorio who recorded 662 career assists. 

    Vincent Council is number one with 725 career assists. 

     
  • Guard

    Alpha Diallo - Sophomore 

    Alpha Diallo will look to build off a freshman season in which he started 16 games for the Friars.

    He averaged 5.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes of action per game. At the end of the year, the team named him the Marvin Barnes Defensive Player of the Year. 

    Diallo started his freshman season coming off the bench and playing inconsistent minutes through the first eight games. 

    By PC's fifth Big East Conference game, he was in the starting lineup and would stay there. 

    Diallo finished the season reaching double figures in five of the Friars final 12 games, including 18 points against both Villanova and St. John's. 

     
  • Guard

    Jalen Lindsey - Senior

    Jalen Lindsey has missed the entire preseason with a knee injury. 

    Lindsey returned to practice on Wednesday and will be a game-time decision for Friday, according to Cooley. 

    If Lindsey can't go, senior Isaiah Jackson will take his place in the starting lineup. 

    Last season with PC, Lindsey averaged 10.4 points, four rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes of action per game. 

    He also shot 46% from three. 

     
  • Forward

    Rodney Bullock - Senior 

    Rodney Bullock returns to the Friars this season after testing the NBA Draft waters last March, before pulling his name out. 

    Prior to the start of this season, Bullock was named second-team all-Big East. 

    "With Rodney Bullock, he has to be consistent. He has to come out and give it to you every night. With this team, there is no reason why he shouldn't average 17 points and get 8-10 rebounds per game. He has to be more aggressive on both ends of the floor," said Hassett. 

    In 2016-17, Bullock led Providence in scoring and rebounding with an average of 15.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. 

    He also led PC with five double-doubles on the year and scored at least 20 points in nine games, including a career-high 36 points against New Hampshire. 

    In PC’s NCAA Tournament game against USC, Bullock poured in 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds. 

     

X

Stay Connected — Free
Daily Email