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

The “How Is That Guy Still In College” Team for 2019-2020

One of my favorite blogs to write before the season is assembling of the “How Is That Guy Still in College” Team.  These are the guys who you could swear have been in college for at least a decade but somehow they're still contributing to College teams.  Maybe they have tenure or something? Here is the … Continue reading The “How Is That Guy Still In College” Team for 2019-2020

Ranking the Friars Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule for the Upcoming 2019-2020 Season

This will be the third year that I have ranked the Men's Basketball Non-Conference schedule for the Friars in anticipation for the upcoming season, so I guess I can officially call it my annual rankings.  Here's the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 rankings if you're interested. Overall on the Friars schedule, they have two true away games … Continue reading Ranking the Friars Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule for the Upcoming 2019-2020 Season

My Pre-Season Big East Men’s Basketball Awards for 2019-2020

Here are my Pre-Season picks for the Big East last season: 2018-2019 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 Markus Howard (Marquette) - 1st Team (Player of the Year) Jessie Govan (Georgtown) - 2nd Team Shamorie Ponds (St. John's) … Continue reading My Pre-Season Big East Men’s Basketball Awards for 2019-2020

Nate Watson Named to the 2020 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Preseason Watch List

Providence College Junior Nate Watson has been named to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Preseason Watch List for the upcoming 2020 NCAA basketball season.  This is the sixth year that the award will be given out to the top Center in Men’s Division I college basketball and a national committee has put together the following list of … Continue reading Nate Watson Named to the 2020 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Preseason Watch List