Game Recap: Friars Upset in Home Game Against Penn 81-75

Providence Friars (4-2) 75 Pennsylvania Quakers (3-2) 81 There have been some maddening games that the Friars have lost over the past couple of season (hello DePaul) that they probably should have won, but this one has to be one of the more frustrating defeats in recent memory.  After losing to Northwestern, a game in … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Upset in Home Game Against Penn 81-75

Game Recap: After a Slow Start, Friars Get it Together to Steamroll Merrimack 93-56

Providence Friars (4-1) 93 Merrimack Warriors (3-3) 56 The Providence Friars and Friartown were more than happy to welcome back Big Dog Nate Watson to the court en route to an eventual blowout of first year Division I basketball team Merrimack.  Watson was definitely on a minutes count for his first action of the season, … Continue reading Game Recap: After a Slow Start, Friars Get it Together to Steamroll Merrimack 93-56

Game Recap: PC Friars Bounce Back from First Loss to Thump St. Peter’s 68-47

Providence Friars (3-1) 68 Saint Peter's Peacocks (0-2) 47  Even without A.J. Reeves (back), Greg Gantt (personal reasons), and Nate Watson (still), the Friars were able to handily beat the visiting St. Peter's Peacocks at The Dunk over the weekend.  First off, who knew that St. Peter's was the Peacocks? Anyway, the first half was … Continue reading Game Recap: PC Friars Bounce Back from First Loss to Thump St. Peter’s 68-47

Game Recap: Missed Layups and Threes Sink the Friars on the Road at Northwestern 72-63

Providence Friars (2-1) 63 Northwestern Wildcats (1-1) 72 Northwestern was coming off a loss to first year Division I team Merrimack and the Friars were coming off two blowout victories over Sacred Heart and NJIT, so you think that the Friars would be able to go into Chicago and beat the Northwestern Wildcats on the … Continue reading Game Recap: Missed Layups and Threes Sink the Friars on the Road at Northwestern 72-63

Game Recap: David Duke Officially Begins His Emergence as the Friars Beat NJIT 76-47

Providence Friars (2-0) 76 NJIT Highlanders (0-2) 47 David Duke Jr. was everything the Friars needed at the exact time that they needed it during their 76-47 win over a visiting NJIT Highlanders team.  Duke scored a career-high 21 points, displaying all facets of his game during stretches where Providence needed a bucket, needed a … Continue reading Game Recap: David Duke Officially Begins His Emergence as the Friars Beat NJIT 76-47

Game Recap: The Friars Put Together a Nearly Perfect First Game, Throttle Sacred Heart 106-60

Providence Friars (1-0) 106 Sacred Heart Pioneers (0-1) 60  Now THAT is how you open a college basketball season.  I didn't think that the Friars could play well enough to match my excitement for meaningful college basketball games to be back, but they actually managed to somehow exceed my high anticipation.  We saw a couple … Continue reading Game Recap: The Friars Put Together a Nearly Perfect First Game, Throttle Sacred Heart 106-60

Game Recap: Friars Don’t Show Up Against Arkansas in the First Round of the NIT

(4) Providence Friars (18-16) 72 (5) Arkansas Razorbacks (18-15) 84 What the shit was that? The Friars were given a home game to open up the NIT Tournament against an Arkansas team who was without their best player, Daniel Gafford, a projected mid-to-late first round pick in this year's NBA Draft, who chose to skip … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Don’t Show Up Against Arkansas in the First Round of the NIT

Game Recap: Friars NCAA Hopes Are Extinguished by Villanova in the BE Tournament

Providence Friars (18-15) 62 #25 Villanova Wildcats (23-9) 73 Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before...the Providence Friars lose a close game to the #1 seeded Villanova Wildcats in the Big East Tournament. Despite holding Villanova to just 36.7% shooting from the floor for the game, the Friars were unable to … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars NCAA Hopes Are Extinguished by Villanova in the BE Tournament

Game Recap: Friars Win 3rd in a Row Against Butler, Winning 1st Rd Big East Tourny Game Handily, 80-57

Providence Friars (18-14) 80 Butler Bulldogs (16-16) 57 Usually I would say that I'm sick of playing the same team of the 3rd time in 16 days, but if these are the outcomes of doing so, I guess I can get used to it.  The Friars looked the best they have all season in completely … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Win 3rd in a Row Against Butler, Winning 1st Rd Big East Tourny Game Handily, 80-57

Game Recap: Friars Finish Off the Regular Season with a Comfy Win Over Butler, 83-70

Providence Friars (17-14) 83 Butler Bulldogs (16-15) 70 This game was more about Big East Tournament seeding and making sure that everything is clicking going into Madison Square Garden than anything else.  The one thing that the Friars needed to get going in order of having a chance of making a run this coming week … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Finish Off the Regular Season with a Comfy Win Over Butler, 83-70