Game Recap: The Friars Crack Triple-Digits Against Stonehill, Winning 100-76

Providence Friars 100 (3-0) Stonehill Skyhawks 76 (1-3) This matchup was particularly special for Ed Cooley as a 1994 graduate from Stonehill, a 3-time team captain of the basketball team, and a 2019 inductee into the school's Hall of Fame. Stonehill is in their inaugural season as a Division I basketball team but appear as …

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Game Recap: Friars Use a Big 2nd Half to Blow Out Northeastern 89-65

Providence Friars 89 (2-0) Northeastern Huskies 65 (0-2) After an inconsistent first half of basketball had the Friars leading by just 2 at the break, Providence showed the team that they could be this season, putting up 51 points in the second half en route to blowing the doors off of a visiting Northeastern team. …

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Game Recap: Providence Nab Their 1st Win of the Season Squeaking by Rider 66-65

Providence Friars 66 (1-0) Rider Broncs 65 (0-1) My, Oh, My, it's good to have college basketball back. The Providence Friars kicked off their 2022-2023 basketball season by unveiling their first ever Big East Conference Regular Season Championship banner at The Dunk (it's still The Dunk as far as I'm concerned) in front of a …

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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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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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Game Recap: Friars Come Up Just Short at Villanova to Finish the Regular Season, 76-74

#9 Providence Friars 74 (24-4) #11 Villanova Wildcats 76 (22-7) In the Big East regular season finale between the two best teams in the league, the Providence Friars and Villanova Wildcats played a back-and-forth game that game down to the last possessions, showing why they are the cream of the crop in the league. After …

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The Providence Friars Win The Big East for the First Time Ever, Smashing Creighton 72-51

#11 Providence Friars 72 (24-3) Creighton Bluejays 51 (19-9) It was going to be hard for Creighton to go on the road to beat Providence without stud Freshman point guard Ryan Nemhard anyway, but do try and do so on Senior Night at The Dunk with the Friars first ever Big East regular season championship …

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Game Recap: Friars Beat Xavier in Triple Overtime in a Game that had Everything

#11 Providence Friars 99 (23-3) Xavier Musketeers 92 (17-10) In a game that seemingly had everything imaginable happen during the course of three overtimes, the Providence Friars once again showed their innate ability to close games out, no matter the circumstances. I feel like I'm going to sound like Bill Hader's character Stefon from SNL, …

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Game Recap: Jared Bynum’s Late Three Gives #17 Providence the Win Over #21 Xavier

#17 Providence Friars 65 (17-2) #21 Xavier Musketeers 62 (14-5) No A.J. Reeves for the 5th straight game. No points from leading scorer Nate Watson who was the focal point of the Xavier defense and hindered by constant foul trouble. No respect from the media who can't fathom how Providence can actually be really good …

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