center Paschal Chukwu (13) goes up for a shot
against the defense of Marquette guard Derrick
Wilson (12) during the first half of an NCAA college
basketball game, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in
R.I. — LaDontae Henton's experience paid off for the
Providence Friars on Sunday.
senior had 25 points and 15 rebounds in a 77-66 win over
was a possessed man today, and I mean that in a very
professional way," Friars coach Ed Cooley said.
showed that urgency and willed us, especially when things
were getting tight."
added 16 points and nine assists for the Friars (20-9,
10-6 Big East).
which fell to 11-17 and is in last place in conference
play at 3-13, was led by Duane Wilson's 22 points and 21
from Matt Carlino.
Golden Eagles have lost five straight and 11 of their past
you're a natural-born scorer, you're going to find ways to
score," said Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski
about Henton, who was held scoreless for the game's first
10 minutes. "He is a big-time player."
trailed 19-14 before going on an 18-5 run to take a 40-29
lead into halftime. The Friars led by 20 points with under
10 minutes remaining before the Golden Eagles came roaring
back to trail 70-63 after Wilson made a 3-pointer with
from Wilson and one by Carlino pulled Marquette to within
71-66 with 1:57 to play. The Friars answered with six
straight points, all coming at the free-throw line.
guard Jajuan Johnson (23) defends Providence guard
Kris Dunn (3) during the first half of an NCAA
college basketball game, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in
Carson Desrosiers dressed but did not play Sunday as a
knee injury sidelined the senior for a second straight
game. Paschal Chukwu, a freshman, drew the starting
assignment and finished with eight points and six
said that Desrosiers is still day to day.
we have to run different things because he controls the
offensive side of the ball," said Cooley.
Depth has been an issue for the Golden Eagles all season
and it was magnified Sunday when Luke Fischer and Wilson
were forced to sit in the second half after each picked up
their fourth foul. Wilson is one of the top newcomers in
the Big East while Fisher is an efficient low-post scorer.
fouled out with 2:22 left and had six points. Juan
Anderson provided 10 minutes off the bench despite being
slowed by an ankle injury.
Juan has been injured, our ability to rebound has taken a
real big hit," Wojciechowski said.
forward LaDontae Henton, left, and Marquette forward
Juan Anderson (10) battle for possession of the ball
during the first half of an NCAA college basketball
game Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Providence, R.I.
came into Sunday three rebounds shy of 1,000 in his
career. He reached the milestone at 6:28 of the first half
when he pulled down an offensive rebound. Henton is the
seventh player in Providence history to grab 1,000 or more
means a lot to be part of something great, but it's more
important to cheer with my teammates and be able to get
wins like this," Henton said.
needs 17 points to reach 2,000. The only other Friar to
finish with 2,000 and 1,000 points is Ryan Gomes, who was
in attendance at the game on Sunday.
ON THE BLOCK:
brought a heavy dose of Atlantic Coast Conference flavor
to Marquette upon agreeing with the Golden Eagles last
April. He was an assistant/associate head coach at Duke
from 1999-2014. As a Blue Devil player, Wojciechowski was
a two-time all-conference selection.
his first year as a head coach on the difference between
the Big East and ACC, Wojciechowski said:
an extremely physical league and has great toughness
across the board. That hasn't been a big surprise, but
it's been a big confirmation of what I thought prior to
coming into the league."
Visits Seton Hall on Wednesday.
Hosts St. John's on Wednesday.