Last-second free throw lifts Providence over DePaul

DePaul’s Jalen Coleman-Lands hit three free throws to tie it at 65 with 16 seconds left before Nate Watson sank the second of two free throws. The Blue Demons fell to 0-2 in Big East play.

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Paul Reed, dunking against Seton Hall on Dec. 30, had 24 points and 15 rebounds Saturday against Providence.

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Nate Watson sank a free throw with 1.1 seconds left as Providence edged DePaul 66-65 on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

The game had 10 lead changes and 10 ties, but the Friars led for most of the second half before DePaul’s Jalen Coleman-Lands hit three free throws to tie it at 65 with 16 seconds left. Watson was fouled with a second to play and sank his second from the line.

Maliek White and Luwane Pipkins had 16 points apiece for Providence (9-6, 2-0 Big East). Emmitt Holt added 12 points. Watson finished with six points and six rebounds.

Paul Reed had 24 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks for the Blue Demons (12-3, 0-2). Coleman-Lands added 15 points. Charlie Moore had 11.

DePaul’s next game is at St. John’s at 11 a.m. next Saturday.

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