Scores

Final

Providence 61

(7-23, 2-14 Big East)

Georgetown 81

(15-15, 5-11 Big East)

8:30 PM ET, March 8, 2013

1 2 T
PROV 28 3361
GTWN 37 4481

Top Performers

Providence: T. Rule 35 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Georgetown: S. Rodgers 26 Pts, 10 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Georgetown 81, Providence 61

Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Sugar Rodgers scored 26 points and Georgetown overcame a record 3-point shooting night from Providence guard Tori Rule to defeat the Friars 81-61 Friday in the first round of the Big East tournament.

Rodgers, who had a triple-double against Providence earlier this season, added 10 rebounds and six assists for Georgetown (15-15), which never trailed. She had 21 of her points in the second half.

Rule hit 10 shots from behind the arc, a new tournament record, making half her attempts from long range. She scored 35 points in the losing effort for Providence, which finishes the season 7-23.

Georgetown will face sixth-seeded Villanova in Saturday's second round.

The Hoyas used an early 12-0 run to take a 23-9 lead and led 37-28 at halftime despite 20-points from Rule, who hit five 3-pointers in each half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PROV
GTWN
Points 61 81
FG Made-Attempted 18-62 (.290) 33-65 (.508)
3P Made-Attempted 10-27 (.370) 4-14 (.286)
FT Made-Attempted 15-19 (.789) 11-18 (.611)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 21

Game Leaders

 
PROV
GTWN
PointsT. Rule 35S. Rodgers 26
ReboundsB. Edwards 8S. Rodgers 10
AssistsS. Roberts 6S. Rodgers 6
StealsS. Roberts 2S. Rodgers 3

2012-13 Season

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Jan 5, 2013 GTWN 79, @PROV 64Recap | Box Score
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