Bentil, Providence shoot down Butler in Big East quarterfinals

Butler's Tyler Lewis (1) reacts after making a three point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Providence during the Big East men's tournament Thursday, March 10, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) – Ben Bentil scored 38 points with an impressive array of power moves and long jumpers, leading Providence to a 74-60 victory over Butler in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals Thursday.
Kris Dunn added 15 points and seven assists for the fourth-seeded Friars (23-9), who led for nearly 37 minutes and pulled away in the second half. They advanced to the semifinals Friday night against third-ranked and top-seeded Villanova, an 81-67 winner over Georgetown in Thursday’s first game at Madison Square Garden.
Bentil’s dazzling performance matched the second-highest scoring output in tournament history. Donyell Marshall had 42 points for Connecticut against St. John’s in 1994.
Kellen Dunham scored 17 for No. 5 seed Butler (21-10), winless in three Big East Tournament games since joining the league. He was 5 for 6 from 3-point range, and Kelan Martin added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

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