Butler vs Providence 3/10/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
The Big East Tournament quarterfinal round will tip-off with a matchup between the Butler Bulldogs and the Providence Friars. The Bulldogs (14-18) finished eight games below .500 in conference play and had a difficult time scoring (63.1 ppg). On Wednesday, Butler needed overtime to outlast Xavier by an 89-82 final score.
Butler G Chuck Harris poured in a game-high 29 points on a 12-for-20 shooting performance. Simas Lukosius contributed 27 points and seven rebounds off the bench for the Bulldogs.
The Providence Friars won the Big East Conference regular season title by posting a 14-3 record and have one of the most experienced rosters in the country. Last time out, Providence trailed by 14 points at halftime during a 76-74 road loss against Villanova. The 11th ranked Friars (24-4) outrebounded the Wildcats by a 39-30 margin and knocked down 15-for-32 from the three-point line.
Jared Bynum led four Providence players in double figures with 19 points and ten assists. Noah Horchler and A.J. Reeves added in 15 points apiece for the Friars.
Butler lost to Providence on the road by seven points and by a 71-70 final score in the rematch. The Bulldogs will keep things close for one half, but will run out of gas in the second half. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Providence Friars win 76-69.