Unfortunately at the end of the second OT, Cotton tied the game up with a clutch straight on three with under 30 seconds to go, NOVA came down and got an And 1 to go up three, and on a perfectly drawn up full court play, Henton missed a wide open 3 to send it to triple OT. It’s hard to make that many game saving plays to extend a game in a row. But once again, the Friars came up short in a game that may have helped cement their tourney ticket.
Providence now has 10 losses with a great many of them coming down to the wire:
L to Maryland 56-52
L to UMASS in OT 69-67
L to Seton Hall in Double OT 81-80
L to Xavier 59-53
L to NOVA in Double OT 82-79
The one silver lining in all of this is that they could easily make a Big East tournament run in this, having played close game with every team ahead of them in the standings.
And the best thing I saw was that Joe Lunardi had them as “The Last 4 In” during the last UConn game. I’ll take it!!
Next Up, Today at 6 PM @ Butler. This is a game they can not afford to lose.