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18-7, 6th in Big East

Friars need to keep it together in stretch

Providence's latest conference loss came Wednesday at Marquette, and the absence of its typical defensive style in the 96-91 double-overtime loss was a little disconcerting. The Friars' overall body of work this season still garners respect. But their recent play? Not so much. Bubble Watch

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The AP Top 25 went 1-4 on Wednesday

Baylor was the only Top-25 team to win on Wednesday. The other four teams in action all lost to unranked opponents.

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Marquette needs 2OT to hand Providence third straight loss (0:31)
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Marquette hands Providence another loss

The Golden Eagles took down the 20th-ranked Friars 96-91 in double overtime despite a career-high 42 points from Ben Bentil. Providence has lost 4 of 5 and dropped to a tie for 6th in the Big East. Box score

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Providence coach Ed Cooley was worried about his team's psyche coming into this one. Now may be at Red Alert level. Friars lose at Marquette and now face Georgetown back home -- where they are 1-4 in last five at The Dunk. Ed Cooley did masterful job hiding deficiencies early, but lack of talent around Dunn and Bentil evident now.

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Ben Bentil with 36 and 10 -- and still less than 100 percent with that ankle injury. Problem is he and Kris Dunn need more help.

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Haanif Cheatham follows his own miss for a big put back. Kris Dunn fouls out on the play and #mubb leads 80-76 with under 1 min. left.

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Bullock (PC) and Fischer (MU) have each fouled out. Duane Wilson and Kris Dunn each with four to start OT.

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Ben Bentil with four free throws to pull PC within one of Marquette, 66-65. Duane Wilson and Luke Fischer each w/4 fouls.

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Rodney Bullock has fouled out for PC and Henry Ellenson hits a pair of FTs. Bentil and Dunn each with three fouls for PC.

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Wooden Award: Late season Top 20 (0:40)

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Points from four of #mubb's five starters early. Ben Bentil with all five pts for Providence at the media TO. MU up 9-5 (15:49 H1).

Where did Providence land in Bilas Index?

Kris Dunn is one of two players in the nation averaging 17 points, six rebounds and six assists per game. So, where did Jay Bilas rank the Friars? Bilas Index: 1-68 (Insider)

Friars fall down power rankings

The Friars have lost three of their last four games. And while two of those came against Xavier and Villanova, Providence still took the biggest tumble in our rankings this week, dropping 12 spots to No. 24. Power Rankings

Team Stats

Points Per Game74.0163rd
Rebounds Per Game37.1140th
Assists Per Game16.136th
Points Allowed69.2Tied-118th