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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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: Friars Claw Back from 19 Down to Beat Butler in OT, 71-70

#8 Providence Friars 71 (22-3) Butler Bulldogs 70 (13-15) Playing without its late-game closer Al Durham, the Providence Friars got off to a rocky start, beginning the game shooting just 4/24 from the field and allowing open looks on seemingly every defensive possession. The team fell behind by as much as 19 to a Butler …

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Game Recap: Jared Bynum Goes Scorched Earth on Georgetown with a Career-High 32 points

#15 Providence Friars 71 (20-2) Georgetown Hoyas 52 (6-15) After a sloppy first half that saw Providence go into the break down 3 points to a Georgetown team that is winless in Big East, the Friars came out in the second half and blew the doors off the Hoyas. Jared Bynum led the way with …

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Game Recap: Friars Rout DePaul 70-53 for Their 8th Win in a Row

#21 Providence Friars 70 (13-1) DePaul Blue Demons 53 (9-3) DePaul is gonna DePaul. After coming into Big East Conference play with a 9-1 record and a win against Louisville (who may not be that great this year but for DePaul, that's still a name for a win), it turns out that DePaul is the …

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Game Recap: Horchler’s Double-Double and Reeves’ Near Triple-Double Carry the Friars Over Central 68-53

Providence Friars 68 (10-1) Central Connecticut State Blue Devils 53 (2-8) After a dominate first half that saw the Friars take a 19-point lead into the locker room, a floundering last 10 minutes of play from Providence couldn't get the visiting Blue Devils of Central Connecticut close enough to make any one truly nervous of …

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Game Recap: Friars Start Slow but Turn Things Up in the 2nd Half to Beat Sacred Heart 92-64

Providence Friars 92 (2-0) Sacred Heart Pioneers 64 (1-1) Photo via Bill Koch Twitter (@BillKoch25) The Providence Friars had to deal with a quick turnaround for their second game of the season, just two days after beating Fairfield in their return to the Dunkin' Donuts Arena. Fortunately, the Friars were able to stay at home …

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Andrew Fonts Returning for One More Season

Andrew Fonts announced that he will be returning for a 5th year with the Providence Friars and thus the three-headed monster of Watson/Horchler/Fonts will lead us into the next season, searching for a Big East Championship and more. https://twitter.com/drewfonts_/status/1374790773024165892 The one thing that I didn't realize until now for some reason is that the Friars …

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