#10 Providence Falls to #7 Xavier, 75-68

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Jalen Reynolds had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 7 Xavier held off a late rally to beat No. 10 Providence 75-68 on Tuesday night, the Musketeers’ first road win over a Top Ten team in 20 years.

Trevon Bluiett added 15 points for Xavier (18-2, 6-2 Big East).

With Bluiett battling late foul trouble and James Farr already fouled out, the Friars used a 16-5 run to cut what had been a 17-point deficit down to 64-58 with 3:44 remaining.

Xavier was able to get the lead back up to double-digits. But after Bluiett fouled out, a dunk by Kris Dunn capped a 7-0 run by the Friars to make it 68-65.

The Musketeers held, though, getting some distance in the final minute via a 3-pointer by J.P. Macura and some free throws.

Ben Bentil led Providence (17-4, 5-3) with 25 points while Dunn added 16.

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