Game Recap: PC Friars Click on All Cylinders to Rout BC Eagles 86-66

Providence Friars 86 (5-1)

Boston College Eagles 66 (5-2)

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The Providence Friars were able to avenge last season’s loss to the Boston College Eagles in dominating fashion at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Saturday night.  Rodney Bullock led all scorers with 20 points and four Friars total scored in double-digits on the night as the Friars shot a scorching 59.3% from the floor for the game.

Game Notes:

  • First off, I hate you BC.  Good, so we got that out of the way.
  • Rodney Bullock kept his offensive game rolling, scoring 20 points on 6-13 shooting and showing off all aspects of his offensive repertoire inside and out.  Bullock is now averaging 16.8 ppg over his last 4 games after starting slow out of the gate against Houston Baptist and Minnesota.
  • With the 20 points, Bullock also became the 48th player in Providence Friars history to score 1,000 points in his career.
  • Kyron Cartwright was stellar as always, playing loose and pushing the pace all game.  Cartwright finished 9 assists on the night, marking the 4th game (out of 6) this season that Kyron has recorded 8+ assists.  Cartwright is averaging 7.0 apg on the season to go along with 12.0 ppg.

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  • During the game, Cartwright was able to pass three players on the all-time assist list and moved into 7th place in PC history.

    1. Vincent Council – 725

    2. Ernie DiGregorio – 662

    3. Kris Dunn – 552

    4. Billy Donovan – 546

    5. Carlton Screen – 532

    6. Ricky Tucker – 520

    7. Kyron Cartwright – 492 

    8. Bob Misevicius – 490

    T-9. Erik Murdock – 487

    T-9. Vin Ernst – 487

  • It’ll take a little time for Cartwright to catch 6th place Ricky Tucker, but once he gets there, there’s going to be some quick movement up the list.
  • Cartwright left the game with an injury late in the 2nd half but everything appearts to be fine with the Senior point guard.
  • Apparently this move is unstoppable for any defender this year because Cartwright keeps going back to it and getting separation to rise and fire.
  • We also go to know Cartwright a little bit with an in-game graphic.  Last year, we learned that Kyron’s biggest fear is Rhode Island drivers…which is a fair take.

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  • I mean, if we’re talking Kiwi Strawberry snapple, then we are on the same freaking page.  The fact that the only other schools recruiting him were San Diego, LMU, and Pepperdine is crazy.  It really shows three different things about Kyron Cartwright coming to Providence College.
    • Kyron Cartwright put in the work to become on of the best guards in the entire country.
    • Ed Cooley and his staff excel at developing players, especially point guards.
    • Providence College is Point Guard U.
  • Ed Cooley’s suit game was on fucking point for the matchup with his old BC Eagles.

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  • Alpha Diallo looked all the part of the super Sophomore who is taking the next step, shooting 7-9 for 15 points and grabbing 4 boards.
  • Providence must have gotten BC to bite on no less than 10,000 pump fakes and Alpha Diallo made them pay when they did.
  • And if you thought that one was good, Alpha took it to the next level later on in the game.
  • I need a Gif of that shimmy shake from Diallo so I can use it for the rest of the year way too many times than is going to be acceptable.
  • Diallo was the other Friar that we got to know a little better.

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  • Shoutout to LeDontae Henton for getting those buckets.
  • Jalen Lindsey continued his reign of terror from three-point land, going a perfect 4-4 from distance, making that 32 games in a row with a made three pointer for the sharpshooter.  Lindsey finished with 12 points and 3 steals.
  • Kalif Young led the Friars in rebounding with 9 and is averaging 7.7 rpg on the season.  His only bucket coming on a nifty wrap-around pass from Cartwright.
  • I say it during and after every single game, but Kalif Young running the floor is one of my favorite things about this Friars team.
  • Makai looked good off the bench and was in his aggressive attack-mode per usual, getting to the hoop and finishing when he got there.  He also had a high-skying three-pointer, which was his first made three of the year.
  • The only thing that wasn’t good about Makai…is that he cut his hair.  With that decision, Nate Watson takes over the belt for the best haircut on the Friars.
  • Speaking of Nate, he continues to impress.  He was a perfect 3-3 from the floor for 9 points and had a thunderous put back dunk that brought the house down.
  • Isaiah Jackson’s minutes seem to be all going to Jalen Lindsey now that Lindsey is once again fully healthy.  Jackson played just 6 minutes and was the only player besides Tommy Planek and Andrew Fonts to not record a point (and they only played 30.8 seconds each).
  • Maliek White didn’t get too many minutes in this one but he continued to look super comfortable in that scoring mode off the bench, including this pretty looking three on a great find from Kalif.
  • Drew Edwards contributed some nice minutes off the bench, making his only shot attempt and both of his free throw attempts.
  • It sucked that Tommy and Andrew entered the game with 30.8 seconds left because the Friars never got the ball back on offense with a shot clock so there was no way that Cooley would ever allow one of his players to shoot the ball in that situation.
  • Somehow, Ky Bowman’s haircut has gotten worse since last year.

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  • That dude can ball though.
  • Deontae Hawkins was a tough matchup for the Friars to handle.  Another opposing player who Emmitt Holt would have drawn in a matchup.  Hawkins shot 8-12 from the floor for 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.  Of those 12 rebounds, 7 were offensive.
  • Just a reminder, I hate you BC.

Next Up, the Friars take on the 5-1 Rider Broncs at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence on Wednesday at 7 PM.  To be honest, I’m not sure if this one is on TV but will most likely be on Fox Sports Go.

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