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Diallo's double-double propels Providence to 73-43 victory

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Alpha Diallo was 6 of 12 from the floor to total 20 points to go with 10 rebounds and Providence pulled away in the second half to roll to its ninth win, easily beating Albany 73-43 on Tuesday night.

Maliek White added 16 points with four assists and two steals for Providence (9-3) which has won six of its last seven games.

The Friars, leading 23-20 at the half, started the second period on a 30-8 run to go up 53-28 at the 11:16 mark.

Providence made just 7 of 29 shots in the first half but got rolling in the second to shoot 42 percent (24-57) while limiting Albany to 15-of-50 shooting (30 percent). The Friars made 19 of 24 free-throw attempts. Albany was just 7 of 13 from the line.

Adam Lulka and Ahmad Clark accounted for eight points apiece to lead Albany (3-9) as 10 Great Danes scored but none reached double digits.

Updated December 18, 2018

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