Fairfield 30 39 69
Providence 40 38 78
Date of game: 11/29/2013

Recap: Providence vs. Fairfield

Providence, RI (SportsNetwork.com) - Bryce Cotton scored 18 of his game-high 24 points at the free throw line to power Providence to a 78-69 victory over Fairfield at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

Cotton missed just once from the stripe and the Friars finished 38-of-45 overall from the line in a game that featured 49 fouls. Tyler Harris added 16 points and Kadeem Batts contributed 13 with a game-high eight rebounds in the victory.

Providence (7-1) bounced back from nicely from its first loss of the season, a 56-52 setback to Maryland on Monday. Next up for the Friars is another test on Sunday against third-ranked Kentucky in Brooklyn.

Marcus Gilbert scored 23 points and Maurice Barrow chipped in 20 for Fairfield (1-6), which has lost six straight since a season-opening win over Sacred Heart.

The Stags never led and tied the game just once, at 2-2 on a bucket by Gilbert in the first minute. The Friars followed with the next eight points and led by double-digits for the final eight minutes of the opening half.

Fairfield trailed 40-30 at the intermission and cut it to 46-40 early in the second half, but Providence answered with the next 12 points. Harris hit all four of his free throws during the burst, which Batts capped with a layup for a 58-40 cushion.

The Stags got only as close as nine with five minutes left before Providence paraded to the line. After Harris drained a pair from the stripe, Cotton hit 12 straight free throws over the final four minutes to help seal it.

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