Providence knocks down 13 3-pointers, beats Siena 77-67
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Freshman AJ Reeves scored 29 points, making seven 3-pointers, and Alpha Diallo added 16 points with 11 assists as Providence defeated Siena 77-67 in a season opener Tuesday night.
Reeves knocked down the most 3-pointers by a Providence player since 2012. With three minutes left in the first half, Reeves, Diallo and Isaiah Jackson were a combined 8 of 10 from distance as the Friars jumped out to a 50-34 lead by halftime. Jackson also finished with 16 points.
The teams combined for 25 3-pointers.
Freshman Sloan Seymour and Evan Fisher paced Siena with 15 and 11 points, respectively. The Saints outscored Providence 33-27 after halftime by burying 3s. At one stretch they were shooting 61.5 percent and came as close as seven points, 74-67, with just over three minutes remaining. Siena finished 12 for 28 from 3-point distance, doubling its makes from four to eight between halves.
Updated November 6, 2018