ncaab Game Recap
Recap - Providence Defeats Xavier 80-74
Xavier was scorched by Alpha Diallo for 25 points as Providence defeated them 80-74 in NCAA action on Wednesday.
Providence was a -4.0-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.
Luwane Pipkins had 23 points for Providence and David Duke chipped in with 16 points. Alpha Diallo had 4 assists for them, while Kalif Young was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 5 boards.
Xavier got a 25-point performance from Naji Marshall, who was supported by 13 points from Zach Freemantle. Quentin Goodin had 4 assists in a losing cause for Xavier, while Tyrique Jones grabbed 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Providence were victorious, as the score was $HalfScore at the break.
The rebound battle favored Xavier as they grabbed 29 boards, while Providence only had 23
Providence heads into a battle against DePaul. Xavier, meanwhile, will have their next action against Butler.