Providence 84, St. John's 83 (2OT) - Befitting a man with the nickname "Ice," Bryce Cotton messed around for the full 50 minutes against St. John's, finishing with a near triple-double.
Cotton's biggest plays of the game came when the Friars needed it most. Down one with 21 seconds to play in the second overtime session, Cotton wrapped up Max Hooper, forcing a jump ball. The possession arrow pointed towards Providence, giving Cotton a chance to do this:
St. John's had chances at the end of regulation and at the end of the first overtime to win their first Big East game of the season. Orlando Sanchez missed a three pointer as regulation wound down, and D`Angelo Harrison had a jumper in the air as the first overtime neared zero as well, but neither shot fell for the Red Storm.
Even after Cotton's bank shot, SJU had one last chance to win, but Phil Greene's coast to coast layup attempt bounced off the back of the rim.
Cotton finished with a game high 21 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists. Both Cotton and Josh Fortune played the full 50 minutes for the Friars. St. John's was led by 16 points from JaKarr Sampson as they fell to 0-5 in the Big East standings. Rumble In The Garden will have more for you on this game.