PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- — Providence never trailed in overtime, topping Marquette 72-63 on Wednesday night.
The Friars scored first in the extra period on a basket from David Duke with 3:44 remaining and never relinquished the advantage.
Capping a second half that featured six lead changes and three ties, the Golden Eagles’ Theo John made a dunk to even the score at 59 with 52 seconds left in regulation and send the game to overtime.
David Duke had a season-high 31 points to lead the Friars.
After entering the half with a 25-18 advantage, Providence managed to hang on for the victory despite being outscored by seven points in the second half.
The Golden Eagles’ 18 points in the first half were a season low for the team.
The Friars evened the season series against the Golden Eagles with the win. Marquette defeated Providence 79-69 on Jan. 12.
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