PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rodney Bullock totaled a season-high 31 points with eight rebounds and four blocked shots to power Providence to an 89-75 victory over Sacred Heart on Friday.
Isaiah Jackson added 17 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Friars (9-4), who upped their record to 5-0 all-time against the Pioneers (5-8). Jalen Lindsey had 13 points and six rebounds, while Kalif Young came off the bench to score 10 with six boards.
Reserve Alex Watson topped Sacred Heart with 15 points on 5-of-5 shooting with three 3-pointers. Mario Matasovic had 14 points, while Sean Hoehn contributed 11 points and five assists.
Bullock scored 16 and Lindsey 11 in the first half as the Friars shot 56 percent (18 of 32) from the floor and 47 percent (7 of 15) from 3-point range and took a 49-32 lead into intermission.
Bullock’s jumper with 5:53 remaining in the game gave the Friars an 81-60 lead, but Watson hit back-to-back 3s to ignite a 12-0 run that pulled the Pioneers within 81-72 with 2:31 to play. Bullock’s layup ended the scoring drought and pushed the lead back to double digits.