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Bynum leads No. 23 Providence past Villanova 70-65

Jan. 29, 2023 14:36 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jared Bynum scored 17 of his 19 points after halftime and hit a key jumper and two free throws late to help No. 23 Providence defeat Villanova 70-65 on Sunday. The game was played at the Wells Fargo Center and ended about an hour before the Philadelphia Eagles...

No. 23 Providence dominates Butler inside for 79-58 win

Jan. 25, 2023 23:54 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With No. 23 Providence trailing Butler by seven midway through the first half, Friars coach Ed Cooley brought Jared Bynum off the bench. PC scored the next 13 points and never trailed again. Boosted by the return of their regular starting...

Locke's career-high 29 lifts No. 22 Friars past DePaul 75-64

Jan. 21, 2023 17:27 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley predicted his team would learn from a 0-2 trip that brought an end to its season-best nine-game win streak. He was right. Noah Locke had a career-high 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, to help the 22nd-ranked...

Sounders land health system as new jersey sponsor

Jan. 20, 2023 18:25 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have partnered with the Washington-based Providence health system as their new jersey sponsor. The Providence name will appear on the front of Seattle’s jerseys beginning with the FIFA Club World Cup next month in Morocco. ...

Mass. firm charged with illegally dumping contaminated fill

Jan. 18, 2023 16:32 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts construction company and a former employee have been charged with illegally dumping thousands of tons of contaminated fill in Providence during a highway construction project, the Rhode Island attorney general's office said Wednesday. ...

Kalkbrenner leads Creighton over No. 19 Providence 73-67

Jan. 14, 2023 17:45 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It took until the second half for Creighton's Ryan Kalkbrenner to adjust to Providence's bruising style. When he did, the 7-foot-1 center played a leading role in ending the No. 19 Friars' nine-game win streak 73-67 Saturday after the Bluejays squandered a big...

Houston back at No. 1, Kansas State jumps to 11th in AP poll

Jan. 09, 2023 12:37 PM EST

Houston is back at No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball poll for the second time this season, while Kansas State continued its unexpectedly strong start by leaping from unranked to the verge of the top 10. The Cougars received 34 of 60 first-place votes in...

Brown wins 77-70 against Dartmouth

Jan. 07, 2023 21:09 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nana Owusu-Anane had 16 points in Brown's 77-70 win against Dartmouth on Saturday night. Owusu-Anane had 10 rebounds for the Bears (8-8, 1-2 Ivy League). Kalu Anya added 16 points and nine rebounds. Paxson Wojcik had 16 points, five rebounds and three...

Providence defeats St. John's (NY) 83-80

Jan. 07, 2023 15:54 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Noah Locke scored 20 points as Providence beat St. John's (NY) 83-80 on Saturday. Locke was 7 of 11 shooting (5 for 8 from distance) for the Friars (14-3, 6-0 Big East Conference). Devin Carter scored 19 points while shooting 5 of 11 from the field and 8 for...

Providence man who shot officer gets 40 years behind bars

Jan. 06, 2023 09:13 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man who shot and injured a Rhode Island police officer during an exchange of gunfire outside a laundromat in 2019 has been sentenced to serve 40 years in prison. Tyrone Robinson, 22, of Providence was sentenced this week after pleading no contest to...