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Final

Providence 79

(7-23, 2-16 Big East)

Seton Hall 88

(18-12, 8-10 Big East)

    5:00 PM ET, March 8, 2014

    McGrath-Phillips Arena, Chicago, Illinois

    1 2 T
    PROV 25 5479
    HALL 40 4888

    Top Performers

    Providence: T. Rule 27 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Seton Hall: K. Simmons 24 Pts, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Seton Hall women move past Providence 88-79

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Ka-Deidre Simmons had 24 points to lead seventh-seeded Seton Hall women past No. 10 seed Providence 88-79 in the opening round of the Big East tournament on Saturday.

    Bra'Shey Ali and Alexis Brown both chipped in with double-doubles to help the Pirates (18-12) advance to the quarterfinals on Sunday where they will face No. 2 seed St. John's (20-9).

    Ali had 11 points and 11 rebounds while Brown had 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Tabatha Richardson-Smith added 15 points and five steals.

    The Pirates held a 72-55 lead with 5:32 left, but Providence (7-23) went on a 14-5 run to close to 77-71 on Tori Rule's 3-pointer with 2:05 to play. From there, Seton Hall made 11 of 13 free throws to hang on for the win.

    Rule was 5 of 9 from 3-point range with 27 points for the Friars and Evi Iiskola added 21.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PROV
    HALL
    Points 79 88
    FG Made-Attempted 26-65 (.400) 33-70 (.471)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-20 (.450) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-22 (.818) 19-25 (.760)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    PROV
    HALL
    PointsT. Rule 27K. Simmons 24
    ReboundsA. Harris 11B. Ali 11
    AssistsK. Robinson 9A. Brown 7
    StealsT. Rule 2T. Richardson-Smith 5
    BlocksT. Rule 1B. Ali 1

    2013-14 Season

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