NEW YORK (AP) Bryce Cotton has been through this before. He had to find a way to get his shot off against the length of Kentucky, and the Providence guard was successful yet again.
"I've been this short all my life. I'm kind of used to it," the 6-foot-1 Cotton said Sunday night after scoring 23 points in the Friars' 79-65 loss to the third-ranked Wildcats at Barclays Center. "I've always been the shortest one on the floor so it's something I'm used to."
Cotton wasn't the only Providence player to have trouble getting shots off as Kentucky finished with 11 blocked shots, nine by 7-foot Willie Cauley-Stein.