Friars and Titans win in 2K Classic
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November 22, 2017
It was a wild Wednesday night in the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.
In Providence, trailing by two points, Kyron Cartwright sprinted down the floor and drilled a game winning 3-point field goal at the buzzer to give Providence a 66-65 win over Belmont at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
Just prior to that, with the game tied at 63 and less than 10 seconds to go, Bruins’ forward Dylan Windler converted on an alley-oop to put Belmont up two.
Providence trailed 58-55 with 3:17 to play after Bruins’ freshman Nick Hopkins hit a three from the corner, but the Friars went on a 6-0 run, highlighted by a pair of Alpha Diallo baskets, to go up 61-58 with 1:40 left.
Hopkins hurt Providence once again in the game’s waning moments as he drilled a three to push Belmont back in front 63-61 with 40 seconds to go.
Providence’s Rodney Bullock came up clutch, hitting two free throws to tie the game up at 63 with 27 seconds left setting the stage for Cartwright’s heroics.
Cartwright finished the game with 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting. Bullock had 15 points and eight rebounds, Diallo ended with 13 points, and Jalen Lindsey scored 12 points.
Belmont was led by Windler’s 17 points and 10 rebounds. Amanze Egekeze tallied 16 points, Hopkins scored 11 points, and Austin Luke recorded six points and nine assists.
In St. Louis, Detroit Mercy’s Kameron Chatman’s last-second jumper lifted the Titans to a 72-70 win over Saint Louis.
Davell Roby hit a 3-pointer with 1:30 left to give the Billikens a one-point lead at 69-68. Detroit Mercy’s Josh McFolley then scored with 35 seconds left, giving the Billikens the ball with time still on the shot clock. Hasahn French was fouled and went to the line with 24 seconds remaining. He hit one of two free throws to tie the score at 70-all.
With the final shot, Detroit Mercy’s Chatman pulled up in the key and drained the last-second shot to secure the win.
Chatman posted 18 points and nine rebounds on the evening while McFolley led all Titans with 22 points. Corey Allen and Jaleel Hogan scored 12 points apiece.
Jalen Johnson scored a game-high 24 points for the Billikens. French registered 13 points, 11 rebounds, and five blocked shots.
The final game of the 23rd annual 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project will be play Friday when Washington hosts crosstown rival Seattle. Tip time is 6:00pm (ET).
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