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Providence’s Ben Bentil listed as day-to-day

Ben Bentil, Jarvis Garrett, Hassan Martin

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)


Providence dodged a bullet this week as it appears that the ankle injury suffered by Ben Bentil in their loss at DePaul on Tuesday is not that serious.

In a release sent out on Thursday, Bentil, the Big East’s leading scorer, was listed as day-to-day.

Bentil injured his right ankle midway through the first half. He returned to the game in the second half but did not see much action. Bentil also injured his left ankle earlier in the season, missing the second half of a game against Boston College but returning to play the next game.

Providence is currently tied for third-place in the Big East standings, and if they have any hope of catching Villanova for the league’s regular season title, they need to win on Saturday when the Wildcats visit the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.