Providence’s Bryce Cotton still leads the Big East in scoring, well into the 2012-13 season, averaging 21.9 points per game. With wins against Villanova and Seton Hall, the Friars currently sit at 10-9 overall and 2-5 in the Big East. PC has defended their home court well this season, posting a record of 8-3 at the Dunk. The Friars fell just short at home this past week, dropping a 68-64 decision to Pitt. In that game, Cotton led the Friars with a game-high 24 points. The Friars now travel to Marquette for a 2:00pm start time tomorrow, as they look to grab their third Big East win.
Another winnable game goes by the board for the Friars. PC dropped an 83-73 decision to an aggressive DePaul (10-5, 1-1) team last night at home to fall to 0-2 in the Big East and 8-6 overall, losing four straight games. To add insult to injury, the ten point difference truly doesn’t indicate how bad the Friars played. Many of the Friars points came late in the game, when their shots were uncontested. Bryce Cotton led the Friars with 20 points, many of which coming in garbage time. Vincent Council chipped in with 16 points and six rebounds, while Kadeem Batts added 17 Points and six rebounds. Cleveland Melvin led the way for the Blue Demons, scoring 23 points and pulling down nine rebounds. The Friars will now host 7th ranked Syracuse on Wednesday, still looking for their first Big East win.