Game Recap: PC Friars Fall in Gavitt Tip-Off to Visiting No. 14 Minnesota 86-74

Providence Friars 74 (1-1) #14 Minnesota Gophers 86 (2-0) The Minnesota Gophers traveled to the Dunkin' Donuts Center in downtown Providence, Rhode Island on Monday to take on the Providence Friars in the Gavitt Tip Off.  This is the third year of the annual Gavitt Tip Off games between the Big East and the Big … Continue reading Game Recap: PC Friars Fall in Gavitt Tip-Off to Visiting No. 14 Minnesota 86-74

Ranking the Friars Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Games for the Upcoming 2017-2018 Season

I threw together a quick breakdown of Providence's non-conference games for much anticipated 2017-2018 men's basketball season, in order of my excitement for each game.  So without further ado, let's get into it. 11. Friday, December 22nd vs. Sacred Heart Last Year: 13-19 (8-10; 8th Place Northeast) KenPom Rank: 301 RPI Rank: 299 There are … Continue reading Ranking the Friars Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Games for the Upcoming 2017-2018 Season

Game Recap: PC Loses First Game of the Season on the Road to Ohio State 72-67

Providence Friars (1-1) 67 Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) 72 Someone made this point on Twitter and I think that it holds very true to where to Providence Friars basketball program as whole stands today with Ed Cooley at the helm.  We've gotten to a point, where a road loss to a power conference team is actually a bit of a … Continue reading Game Recap: PC Loses First Game of the Season on the Road to Ohio State 72-67

Game Recap: Friars Kick-Off Inaugural Dave Gavitt Tip-Off by Taking Down Illinois 60-59 in a Nail-Bitter at the Dunk

Providence Friars 60 (2-0) Illinois Fighting Illini 59 (1-2)   In a game that was back-and-forth all the way down the stretch, the Friars were able to stay undefeated on the season and close out Illinois in the inaugural Dave Gavitt Tip-Off at the Dunkin' Donuts Arena.  Kris Dunn wasn't at his best but was able to show … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Kick-Off Inaugural Dave Gavitt Tip-Off by Taking Down Illinois 60-59 in a Nail-Bitter at the Dunk