NEW YORK. NY – Forward LaDontae Henton had 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead the way as Providence defeated Seton Hall 80-74 to advance to the Big East Tournament championship game for the first time in 20 years.
Bryce Cotton had 18 points and Tyler Harris added 17 as the Friars advanced moved on to the final, which they last played in back in 1994.
Fuquan Edwin had 20 points for Seton Hall and Thursday’s hero Sterling Gibbs, who hit a buzzer-beater to knock out top-seeded Villanova, scored 13.
Kevin Kugler and John Thompson called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(Brian Oliver’s three gets the Pirates to within four at the half)
(Eugene Teague scores and it fouled as Seton Hall cuts into the Providence lead)
(Tyler Harris hits from deep as Seton Hall goes back up seven)
(LaDontae Henton’s three forces a Seton Hall timeout)
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