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Providence vs Villanova Final: 54-52 - Recap

Providence got 20 points from David Duke en route to a 54-52 victory over Villanova on Saturday at Alumni Hall.

Providence was a +4.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Nate Watson had 20 points for Providence and Noah Horchler chipped in with 10 points. David Duke had 3 assists for them, while Noah Horchler was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.

Villanova got 21 points from Jermaine Samuels in a losing cause and another 11 points from Jeremiah Robinson-Earl. Chris Arcidiacono contributed 2 assists for them, while Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had 13 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Providence were victorious, as the score was $HalfScore at the break.

Villanova won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 35-31.