My Picks for the All-Big East Men’s Basketball Teams for 2018-2019

With the NCAA Tournament now in full swing today, I think it's a bit overdue to name my All-Big East Teams for the 2018-2019 Men's Basketball season.  Before we get into the individual teams, let's get the main awards out of the way shall we? Big East Player of the Year - Markus Howard (Marquette) … Continue reading My Picks for the All-Big East Men’s Basketball Teams for 2018-2019

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

Game Recap: Friars Fail to Pull Off the Win in Overtime at Creighton, 76-70

Providence Friars (16-14) 70 OT Creighton Bluejays (17-13) 76 OT The Friars came about as close as you could get in trying to pull off the win in Creighton, losing in overtime by six.  This was Providence's second straight game that went to overtime after they beat Butler in extra time in the last game.  … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Fail to Pull Off the Win in Overtime at Creighton, 76-70

Game Recap: The Friars Get a Much Needed Win at Butler in OT, 73-67

Providence Friars (16-13) 74 Butler Bulldogs (15-13) 67 It is never easy to win on the road in the Big East. The Friars were up by 14 with five and a half minutes left in the first half but the game was back-and-forth the entire second frame, eventually needing free extra basketball to decide it. … Continue reading Game Recap: The Friars Get a Much Needed Win at Butler in OT, 73-67

Game Recap: Friars Can’t Hang With #11 Marquette in the 2nd Half, Lose 76-58

Providence Friars (15-13) 58 #11 Marquette Golden Eagles (23-4) 76 Believe it or not, this was a 7 point game with under 15 minutes left in the second half.  Then it wasn't...it definitely wasn't.  The funny thing is, well maybe not funny, the Friars have been able to hold Markus Howard in check when they've … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Can’t Hang With #11 Marquette in the 2nd Half, Lose 76-58

Game Recap: Friars Can’t Find the Hoop in the 2nd Half, Lose 75-61 to Xavier

Providence Friars (14-12) 61 Xavier Musketeers (13-13) 75 Well that sucked. Just one game after savagely dismantling St. John's the Friars, at home mind you, were pretty much a no show against Xavier. In every loss for Providence, the telling stat is the assist to turnover ratio for the team.  If they had more turnovers … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Can’t Find the Hoop in the 2nd Half, Lose 75-61 to Xavier

Game Recap: Friars Fall at #13 Villanova 85-67

Providence Friars (14-11) 67 #13 Villanova Wildcats (20-5) 85 As lopsided as the final score looks, the game was actually much closer throughout than the result would indicate.  With 7 minutes left in the 2nd half, the Friars were only down by 1 and the game was up for grabs for either team.  Unfortunately, everything … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Fall at #13 Villanova 85-67