Game Recap: Friar Blow an 18-point Halftime Lead to Lose to UMass 79-78

Providence Friars (7-3) 78 UMass Minutemen (6-4) 79 I was unable to watch the game live because I was at my wife's Holiday party, so I only caught the end of the first half on my phone and then got the alert for the final score, so you can imagine my surprise when they 79-78 … Continue reading Game Recap: Friar Blow an 18-point Halftime Lead to Lose to UMass 79-78

Game Recap: A.J. Reeves Shoots the Friars to an OT Win at Boston College, 100-95

Providence Friars (7-2) 100 Boston College Eagles (6-2) 95 OT Freshman A.J. Reeves returned to his familiar stomping grounds of Massachusetts and put on a show in front of a large contingent of family and friends...and some NBA Scouts, including Danny Ainge as well.  Reeves shot the Friars to a come from behind win against … Continue reading Game Recap: A.J. Reeves Shoots the Friars to an OT Win at Boston College, 100-95

Game Recap: PC Friars Take Back the Reins of the Ocean State Rivalry, Beating URI 59-50

Providence Friars (6-2) 59 URI Rams (3-3) 50 On Saturday evening, the Friars hosted the visiting URI Rams in another addition of The Ocean State Rivalry.  Having lost for the first time in the last 8 matchups, the Friars were craving a win to set the rivalry series back to its rightful place, with Providence … Continue reading Game Recap: PC Friars Take Back the Reins of the Ocean State Rivalry, Beating URI 59-50

Game Recap: PC Friars Defeat Fairleigh Dickinson 69-59 with Alpha Diallo’s All-Around Effort

Providence Friars (5-2) 69  Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (3-3) 59 The Providence Friars continued their homestand with a 69-59 win over the visiting Fairleigh Dickinson Knights.  Even thought the Friars ended up with a double-digit win (barely), the game was never really in doubt throughout its entirety. The Friars were led by Junior standout Alpha Diallo … Continue reading Game Recap: PC Friars Defeat Fairleigh Dickinson 69-59 with Alpha Diallo’s All-Around Effort

Game Recap: PC Friars Return Home to Down Iona 91-79

Providence Friars (4-2) 91 Iona Gaels (2-3) 79 The Providence Friars returned to the familiar confines of the Dunkin' Donuts Center after splitting a pair of games at Mohegan Sun for the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off to take on the visiting Iona Gaels.  The Friars were able to push the pace and play at a … Continue reading Game Recap: PC Friars Return Home to Down Iona 91-79

Game Recap: The PC Friars Fall Short Against an Impressive Michigan Team 66-47

Providence Friars (3-2) 47 #18 Michigan Wolverines (5-0) 66 Well, shit.  Michigan is a really freaking good team.  They have depth, experience, and are really, really, good defensively.  Michigan was able to hold the Friars to just 47 points on 28.1% shooting and a paltry 11.1% from three.  They also out-rebounded Providence and forced more … Continue reading Game Recap: The PC Friars Fall Short Against an Impressive Michigan Team 66-47

Game Recap: PC Friars Come Back in the 2nd Half to Beat South Carolina 76-67

Providence Friars (3-1) 76 South Carolina Gamecocks (2-2) 67 In the first game of the semifinals of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off, the Providence Friars were able to show some great resilience and come back from an 8-point halftime deficit to defeat South Carolina at Mohegan Sun. With a 10-0 run at the beginning of … Continue reading Game Recap: PC Friars Come Back in the 2nd Half to Beat South Carolina 76-67

Game Recap: Friars Bounce Back and Take Down Holy Cross at Home 70-61

Providence Friars (2-1) 70 Holy Cross Crusaders (1-2) 61 The Providence Friars returned home to the friendly confines of The Dunk to take on the Holy Cross Crusaders, a team that they haven't faced since 2012 after playing them routinely prior to this little break in matchups.  After a little bit of a tumultuous start … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Bounce Back and Take Down Holy Cross at Home 70-61

Game Recap: PC Friars Come Up Just Short Against Wichita State 83-80

Wichita State Shockers (1-1) 83 Providence Friars (1-1) 80 The Providence Friars traveled down to Annapolis to take on the Wichita State Shockers in the Veteran's Classic double-header (followed by Navy vs. Maryland) at Navy's Alumni Hall.  The Friars came up short against the shockers in a back-and-forth game, ultimately losing 83-80. Wichita State's Markis … Continue reading Game Recap: PC Friars Come Up Just Short Against Wichita State 83-80

My Pre-Season Big East Men’s Basketball Awards for 2018-2019

Here are my Pre-Season Pick for the Big East last season: 2017-2018 Pre-Season Big East Team picks.  Here is what the actual team ended up being compared to where my pre-season pick had them. 1st Team Kelan Martin (Butler) - 2nd Team Marcus Foster (Creighton) - 1st Team Shamorie Ponds (St. John's) - 2nd Team … Continue reading My Pre-Season Big East Men’s Basketball Awards for 2018-2019