Bentil lifts No. 23 Providence past Rhode Island, 74-72

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Providence forward Ben Bentil (0) looks to go up for a shot against Rhode Island guard Jarvis Garrett (1) and forward Hassan Martin (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at the Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Ben Bentil tipped in Kris Dunn’s missed shot at the buzzer to give No. 23 Providence a 74-72 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday night.

Bentil finished with 23 points and eight rebounds to help the Friars (8-1) beat the Rams (5-3) for the sixth straight time. Rodney Bullock added 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting, and Dunn had 15 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Rhode Island tied it at 72 on Jared Terrell’s jumper with 7 seconds remaining.

Terrell led the Rams with 19 points. Jarvis Garrett added 17 points and seven rebounds, and Hassan Martin had 15 points and eight rebounds.

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