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Providence is eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by North Carolina, 85-66 Saturday night. The #9th seeded Friars were tied at 41 until #1 UNC blew the game open with a 21-9 run and never looked back. PC's Ben Bentil fouled out with just over seven minutes in the game as the Tar Heels extended their lead. Kris Dunn, in his final game as a Friar before heading to the NBA, spent most of the first half in foul trouble with two early fouls. It could a;sp be the final game at Providence for Bentil, who could also decide to go pro.
The Friars will have limited availability from Ryan Fezekas due to back spasms (Providence Journal's Kevin McNamara). #9 PC takes on #1 North Carolina tonight at 9:40pm in Raleigh, NC.
Tip times for Saturday:
PC vs. UNC 9:40pm
At the Dunk:
12:10pm Miami vs. Wichita State
2:40pm Duke vs. Yale
Four games today at the Dunkin' Donuts Center:
12:15pm #4 Duke vs. #13 UNC-Wilmington (Duke wins 93-85)
2:45pm #5 Baylor vs. #12 Yale (Yale wins 79-75)
6:50pm #3 Miami vs. #14 Buffalo (Miami wins 79-72)
9:20pm #2 Arizona vs. #10 Wichita State (Wichita State wins 65-55)
The PC Friars will be seeded 9th in the East Region and take on #8 USC Thursday in Raleigh, NC in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Among the teams headed to Providence are #3 Miami and #4 Duke.
Providence College will play USC at 9:50pm Thursday night with the winner most likely facing #1 North Carolina.
As for the games at the Dunkin' Donuts Center starting Thursday, here's the schedule:
12:15pm #4 Duke vs. #13 UNC-Wilmington followed by #5 Baylor vs. #12 Yale
6:50pm #3 Miami vs. #14 Buffalo followed by #2 Arizona vs. Vanderbilt/Wichita State winner
Thursday's winners will face off in the round of 32 Saturday at The Dunk.
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12 - 12:40 p.m.
12:25 - 1:25 p.m.
1:30 - 2:10 p.m.
2:15 - 2:55 p.m.
4:25 - 5:05 p.m.
5:10 - 5:50 p.m.
5:55 - 6:35 p.m.
6:40 - 7 p.m.
Vanderbilt or Wichita State Practice
6:45 - 11 p.m.
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