Game Recap: #10 Creighton Drops PC 78-64 in a Snowstorm

Providence Friars (11-6) 64 #10 Creighton Bluejays (15-1) 78 The number 10 ranked Creighton Bluejays traveled to Providence in the midst of a snowstorm and came out with a win over the Friars at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.  This was the first game of the year that I was able to attend in person and of course it just happened …

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Game Recap: PC Friars End Losing Streak with 76-70 Win Over Georgetown at Home

Providence Friars (11-5) 76 Georgetown Hoyas (8-7) 70 That first Big East Conference win of the season for the Friars tastes so good going down doesn't it?  The Friars were able to bring an end to their 3 game road losing streak by returning home to the friendly confines of The Dunk and edging out the visiting Georgetown Hoyas …

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Game Recap: PC Friars Lose Third in a Row on the Road to #13 Butler, 78-61

Providence Friars (10-5) 61 #13 Butler Bulldogs (12-2) 78 The Friars lost their third straight game on the road to the Butler Bulldogs and stayed winless so far in the Big East Conference.  For the second straight game, the Friars were out of it about halfway through the first half.  The Bulldogs pulled ahead early in the game and never …

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Game Recap: Xavier Crushes PC 82-56 as Big East Conference Play Begins

Providence Friars (10-4) 56 #17 Xavier Musketeers (11-2) 82 That was a rough introduction to Big East conference play this year.  The Big East is one of the top 2 or 3 conferences in all of college basketball the season, so things aren't going to get much easier for the Friars as the conference schedule continues.  Xavier controlled things from …

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Game Recap: The Friars Struggle on the Road Against BC, Lose 79-67

Providence Friars (10-3) 67 Boston College Eagles (7-6) 79 The Friars six game winning streak came to an end at the hands of an unlikely Boston College team on the road.  After climbing into the top ten teams in the nation in scoring defense holding their opponents to a paltry 58.9 point per game entering the matchup with the …

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Game Recap: PC Friars Stroll Past Maine 79-59

Providence Friars (10-2) 79 Maine Black Bears (4-8) 59 The Providence Friars improved to 9-0 at home and 10-2 on the year with a convincing 20-point win, 79-59 over the Maine Black Bears late Tuesday night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, RI. Emmitt Holt led the way for the Friars, scoring a game-high 18 points and a …

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A Deeper Dive into PC’s Defense

The 2016-2017 Providence Friars have an identity this year, and that identity is defense.  They recently just moved into the top ten in scoring defense in the nation and that got me thinking...how come the Friars have taken such a step forward defensively this year? Just as an FYI, all of these stats are from …

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Game Recap: PC Friars Blow Past Wagner Behind a 31-0 1st Half Run

Providence Friars (9-2) 76  Wagner Seahawks (3-6) 54 After falling down 10-4 early against a feisty visiting Wagner team at the Dunkin' Donuts Center, the Friars were able to put together an incredible 31-0 run during the first half, effectively putting the game away and comfortably winning their first game after a week off from basketball to take care …

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Game Recap: PC Friars Beat UMass 75-69 Behind a Strong 2nd Half from Rodney Bullock

Providence Friars (8-2) 75 UMass Minutemen (6-3) 69 Photo via Adam Aucoin (@aaucoin34) After a relatively sloppy first half that supplied Providence with a narrow 1-point advantage going into halftime, Ed Cooley reignited the usual second half fire in this team that Friar fans have become accustomed to this year to ultimately give PC their 4th straight victory over …

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Game Recap: PC Friars Smash the Brown Bears 95-57

Providence Friars (7-2) 95 Brown Bears (5-5) 57  That is about as perfect of a basketball game that I've seen Providence College play under Ed Cooley in his time as the head coach of the Friars.  With the fear of a potential trap game at the very back of everyone's mind after a hard fought and emotional win against …

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