Providence Friars defeated Milwaukee 79-69 in a game where five players from Providence scored in double figures. Despite a subpar shooting night, the Friars managed to come out on top. Jayden Pierre led the team with 16 points, while Garwey Dual, Devin Carter, Josh Oduro, and Bryce Hopkins also contributed with double-digit scores. Oduro stood out with 12 rebounds. On the other side, Milwaukee’s BJ Freeman scored a game-high 33 points, making 10 of 26 field goals and all 11 free-throw attempts. He also grabbed 10 rebounds but suffered an ankle injury during the game. Despite their efforts, the Panthers couldn’t close the gap and lost by 10 points. Erik Pratt was the only other Milwaukee player to score in double figures with 12 points. Providence had a strong first half, leading by 13 points at halftime. Carter’s 3-pointer at the end of the half extended their lead. Freeman was the main scorer for Milwaukee in the first half, contributing 13 points. The Panthers struggled with their 3-point shooting and rebounding, misfiring on most of their attempts and being outrebounded by the Friars. With this victory, Providence maintained their perfect record against Horizon League opponents, improving to 8-0.
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