College Basketball

Providence takes Butler 71-55

The Butler University Bulldog logo is displayed on the campus on Oct. 10, 2019. (WISH Photo)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — David Duke on Wednesday had 22 points and 13 rebounds as Providence got past Butler 71-55.

Duke made 9 of 11 shots and had eight assists. Nate Watson had 18 points for Providence. A.J. Reeves and Jared Bynum each had 12 points.

Jair Bolden had 15 points for the Bulldogs. Bryce Nze and Chuck Harris had 10 points apiece.

The Friars leveled the season series against the Bulldogs. Butler defeated Providence 70-64 last Wednesday.