Justin Minaya Foregoing His Final Year of Eligibility

Although all of Friartown were hoping that they could see Justin Minaya make mince meat out of opposing offenses for another year, the defensive stopper has decided to forego his last year of eligibility and turn his sights on pursuing a professional basketball career. https://www.instagram.com/p/CcBdJUDOc38/ I don't think I can remember two basketball players having …

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Seven Footer Christ Essandoko De-commits from the Friars

French Big Man Christ Essandoko has announced that he has de-committed from the Providence Friars after receiving approval from the school to be released from his National Letter of Intent (NLI). Essandoko was one third of a trio of incoming Freshman that were due to replenish the Friars squad with some of the older guys …

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Providence’s Matteus Case Enters the Transfer Portal

Providence College guard Matteus Case has officially announced on Wednesday April 6th that he has entered the transfer portal. It still feels weird to announce that someone is transferring schools by saying they are entering the portal. It sounds more like a science fiction way to travel more than just a player switching colleges. Case, …

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Ed Cooley Wins the Award for Naismith Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year

Coach Ed Cooley was selected as the Men's Naismith Coach of the Year for the 2021-2022 college basketball season. Cooley was chosen over the other three coaching finalists, Mark Adams (Texas Tech), Greg Gard (Wisconsin), and Tommy Lloyd (Arizona). I thought that all four coaches were excellent this year and I really wouldn't have had …

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Ed Croswell Returning to Providence for his Final Year of Eligibility

In an announcement that Friartown was probably expecting due to Coach Cooley's apparent slip of the tongue during a post-game interview following the Friars loss to Kansas, Ed Croswell will officially be returning to Providence College for his finish out his final year of eligibility. Check out the 35 second mark on of the interview …

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Al Durham Selected to the Midwest Region All-Tournament Team

Although the season came to an end for this year's Friars on Friday, there was a little bit of good news for one of Providence outgoing players. Al Durham was selected to the All-Tournament Team for the Midwest Region. Remy Martin was selected as the Most Outstanding Player in the Region which makes sense after …

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Friars Battle All the Way Back but Come Up Short Against Kansas, 66-61

#4 Providence Friars 61 (27-6) #1 Kansas Jayhawks 66 (31-6) In their first trip to the Sweet Sixteen in 25 years, the Providence Friars came up just short against the last remaining number 1 seed left in the NCAA Tournament, the Kansas Jayhawks. The Friars couldn't buy a bucket in the first half, shooting 1/13 …

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Game Recap: Friars Obliterate Richmond 79-51 to Advance to their First Sweet Sixteen in 25 Years

#4 Providence Friars 79 (27-5) #12 Richmond Spiders 51 (24-13) The Providence Friars have officially advanced to the program's first Sweet Sixteen in 25 years. The last time the Friars were this deep in the NCAA Tournament, the 1997 team lost a heartbreaker in Overtime to Arizona in the Elite Eight. For the second straight …

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#4 Seeded Friars Face #12 Seed Richmond in the 2nd Round at 6:10 PM on TNT

#4 Providence Friars (26-5) #12 Richmond Spiders (24-12) Saturday March 17th – Happy St. Patrick’s Day PARADES for ‘Lucky’ Friartown 6:10 PM – Oddly specific time, but I'll take it Buffalo, NY (KeyBank Center) TNT – Oh, now we're big time Yes, I would rather face Richmond than Iowa, but no, I don't think this year's Friars team …

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Game Recap: Friars Pull Out the Win Over SDSU, 66-57, to Advance to the Second Round

#4 Providence Friars 66 (26-5) #13 South Dakota State Jackrabbits 57 (30-5) Now that my hangover has finally subsided, I think I can put together some thoughts on the first round win for the Providence Friars over South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits of South Dakota State came into the game riding a 21 game winning …

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