September 26, 2023


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PC falls to Creighton 85-58 in Big East semifinals

NEW YORK (WPRI) — The Providence College Friars’ hopes for a Big East conference championship were dashed Friday night by the Creighton Bluejays.

The top-seeded Friars were bested at Madison Square Garden by a score of 85-58.

Al Durham led the Friars with 21 points, but he was the only Friar to post a double-digit mark. The team shot just over 30% from the floor, compared to the Bluejays’ 52%.

Despite the loss, Providence is a lock for the NCAA Tournament with a 26-5 overall record. They’ll find out their seeding this coming Sunday.

The Friars’ win over Creighton late last month secured the program’s first-ever Big East regular season title.

Creighton, the 5-seed in the Big East Tournament, advances to the finals on Saturday night. They’ll take on the winner of Villanova and UConn.

12 Sports Director Morey Hershgordon is in New York and has you covered throughout the tournament. Follow him on social media for updates, and tune in to 12 News at 10 and 11 for live reports from Madison Square Garden.

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