Providence point guard Kris Dunn is one of the best basketball players to ever step foot on a Friar court. He has been a huge piece on their team the last few years and he nearly pulled off a bit of history Monday night.
He and the Friars played New Jersey Institute of Technology and in the game, Dunn recorded 22 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, and seven steals. That means he was just one assist and three steals from the first ever quadruple-double against a Division I opponent.
“He was big-time out there today,” Providence coach Ed Cooley said with a rather coy nature.
There has been a quadruple-double in Division I history before, but it came against a Division II opponent. Tennessee-Martin’s Lester Hudson recorded 26 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals against Central Baptist in 2007.
Dunn nearly pulled off this phenomenal feat, but was almost perfect in doing so. He committed only one turnover on the night.
The Friars defeated NJIT, 83-75, to move to 4-0 on the year. The Friars will next face off against Evansville on Wednesday at the Wooden Legacy tournament and a win might mean a date with Arizona on Thanksgiving Day.
[H/T: CBS Sports]
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