Devin Carter’s 22 points helped Providence defeat DePaul 74-59 on Sunday.
Carter also contributed five steals and four blocks for the Friars (12-3, 4-0 Big East Conference). Jared Bynum scored 18 points, going 5 of 12 from the floor, including 3 for 5 from distance, and 5 for 6 from the line. Bryce Hopkins shot 5 of 9 from the field and 2 for 6 from the line to finish with 12 points, while adding eight rebounds. The Friars prolonged their winning streak to seven games.
Da’Sean Nelson led the way for the Blue Demons (7-8) with 17 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Javan Johnson added 11 points for DePaul. Umoja Gibson also had 10 points.
Providence took the lead with 18:59 left in the first half and did not relinquish it. Carter led in scoring with 11 points in the first half to lead 38-23 at the break. Providence extended its lead to 70-45 during the second half, fueled by an 8-0 scoring run. Bynum scored a team-high 12 points in the second half as his team closed out the win.
Both teams next play Wednesday. Providence hosts UConn while DePaul visits Butler.
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