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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Freshman LaDontae Henton scored 21 points and Providence defeated Boston College 64-57 Thursday night.
Henton, who entered the contest averaging 18 points and nine rebounds over the last three games, scored 16 of his 21 in the second half and finished with seven rebounds.
Vincent Council added 17 points for the Friars (8-2) and Gerard Coleman had 12.
Ryan Anderson, California's Mr. Basketball last season, led BC (2-7) with a career-high 16 points.
On the final play of the first half, Henton had a put-back to give Providence a 30-26 lead.
The Friars maintained a slim advantage for most of the second half. But with just over a minute left, Henton got his own rebound and muscled a shot over two defenders to give the Friars a comfortable seven-point lead.