Providence's Nate Watson (0) drives past Arkansas' Gabe Osabuohien (22) during the first half of a first round NCAA National Invitation Tournament college basketball game in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Mason Jones had 18 points and Reggie Chaney posted 14 points and seven blocks as Arkansas defeated Providence 84-72 in the NIT first round on Tuesday night.

Jones made 4 of 6 3-pointers.

Isaiah Joe had 12 points for Arkansas (18-15). Gabe Osabuohien added 11 points and eight rebounds.

Maliek White had 19 points for the Friars (18-16). Nate Watson added 15 points. Alpha Diallo had 12 points, 11 rebounds and six steals.


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