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Providence vs Southern California Predictions

When: 9:50 PM ET, Thursday, March 17, 2016
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
TV: 9:50 p.m. ET, TBS
Line: Providence -1.5, Total: 149.5

Providence vs USC Preview

Providence (23-10) has a top flight 1-2 punch with 6-9 sophomore forward Ben Bentil and Dunn, considered a potential top-five pick in this summer’s NBA Draft. Bentil leads the team in scoring (21.2 points per game) and rebounding (7.8) while Dunn is second in scoring (16.0) and also is averaging 6.4 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. USC (21-12) has five players averaging in double figures led by sophomore guard Jordan McLaughlin (13.4 points) who is also shooting 42.3 percent from 3-point range. Nikola Jovanovic, a 6-11 junior, mans the inside and is averaging 12.1 points and a team high 7.0 rebounds while Jacobs (11.8 points), Katin Reinhardt (11.5) and Bennie Boatwright (11.5) also are averaging double digits. USC is averaging 80.8 points per game, an increase of 13.8 from last season.
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PROVIDENCE FRIARS
Ben Bentil 18 PTS, 7 REB, 0.9 BLK
Kris Dunn 16 PTS, 6 REB, 0.6 BLK
Rodney Bullock 12 PTS, 7 REB, 1.4 BLK

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TROJANS
Jordan McLaughlin 13 PTS, 4 REB, 4.4 AST
Katin Reinhardt 11 PTS, 3 REB, 42.9 FG%
Nikola Jovanovic 11 PTS, 6 REB, 0.7 BLK

Score Prediction:
Upset * USC 74 – Providence 71