Game Recap: Providence Skates by Pepperdine by the Skin of Their Teeth, 80-77

Providence Friars (5-4) 80 Pepperdine Waves (3-6) 77 Well, at least it was a win, am I right? Providence barely made it out of the Wooden Legacy with a win, just missing out on finishing in 8th place out of 8 teams in the tournament.  Instead, the Friars came in 7th place (Woo Hoo!) by … Continue reading Game Recap: Providence Skates by Pepperdine by the Skin of Their Teeth, 80-77

Game Recap: Friar Make it Three Losses in a Row, Falling to Charleston 63-55

Providence Friars (4-4) 55 College of Charleston Cougars (4-3) 63 So I guess this is the kind of a season this is going to be, huh?  Halfway through the first half, the Friars had a 13-point lead and had held Charleston a measly 6 points.  However, the opposite happened in the 2nd half where the … Continue reading Game Recap: Friar Make it Three Losses in a Row, Falling to Charleston 63-55

Game Recap: Friars Blow a 17-Point Halftime Lead to Lose to Long Beach State 66-65

Providence Friars (4-3) 65 Long Beach State 49ers (3-4) 66 You can forgive the losses to Northwestern, a power conference team, and Penn, who in actuality is pretty good, but Long Beach State?  That's when you have yourself a problem.  That's a loss that is going to be a stain on any resume once tournament … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Blow a 17-Point Halftime Lead to Lose to Long Beach State 66-65

Game Recap: Friars Upset in Home Game Against Penn 81-75

Providence Friars (4-2) 75 Pennsylvania Quakers (3-2) 81 There have been some maddening games that the Friars have lost over the past couple of season (hello DePaul) that they probably should have won, but this one has to be one of the more frustrating defeats in recent memory.  After losing to Northwestern, a game in … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Upset in Home Game Against Penn 81-75

Game Recap: After a Slow Start, Friars Get it Together to Steamroll Merrimack 93-56

Providence Friars (4-1) 93 Merrimack Warriors (3-3) 56 The Providence Friars and Friartown were more than happy to welcome back Big Dog Nate Watson to the court en route to an eventual blowout of first year Division I basketball team Merrimack.  Watson was definitely on a minutes count for his first action of the season, … Continue reading Game Recap: After a Slow Start, Friars Get it Together to Steamroll Merrimack 93-56

Game Recap: PC Friars Bounce Back from First Loss to Thump St. Peter’s 68-47

Providence Friars (3-1) 68 Saint Peter's Peacocks (0-2) 47  Even without A.J. Reeves (back), Greg Gantt (personal reasons), and Nate Watson (still), the Friars were able to handily beat the visiting St. Peter's Peacocks at The Dunk over the weekend.  First off, who knew that St. Peter's was the Peacocks? Anyway, the first half was … Continue reading Game Recap: PC Friars Bounce Back from First Loss to Thump St. Peter’s 68-47

Game Recap: Missed Layups and Threes Sink the Friars on the Road at Northwestern 72-63

Providence Friars (2-1) 63 Northwestern Wildcats (1-1) 72 Northwestern was coming off a loss to first year Division I team Merrimack and the Friars were coming off two blowout victories over Sacred Heart and NJIT, so you think that the Friars would be able to go into Chicago and beat the Northwestern Wildcats on the … Continue reading Game Recap: Missed Layups and Threes Sink the Friars on the Road at Northwestern 72-63

Game Recap: David Duke Officially Begins His Emergence as the Friars Beat NJIT 76-47

Providence Friars (2-0) 76 NJIT Highlanders (0-2) 47 David Duke Jr. was everything the Friars needed at the exact time that they needed it during their 76-47 win over a visiting NJIT Highlanders team.  Duke scored a career-high 21 points, displaying all facets of his game during stretches where Providence needed a bucket, needed a … Continue reading Game Recap: David Duke Officially Begins His Emergence as the Friars Beat NJIT 76-47

Game Recap: The Friars Put Together a Nearly Perfect First Game, Throttle Sacred Heart 106-60

Providence Friars (1-0) 106 Sacred Heart Pioneers (0-1) 60  Now THAT is how you open a college basketball season.  I didn't think that the Friars could play well enough to match my excitement for meaningful college basketball games to be back, but they actually managed to somehow exceed my high anticipation.  We saw a couple … Continue reading Game Recap: The Friars Put Together a Nearly Perfect First Game, Throttle Sacred Heart 106-60

My Pre-Season Big East Men’s Basketball Awards for 2019-2020

Here are my Pre-Season picks for the Big East last season: 2018-2019 Pre-Season Big East Team picks.  Here is what the actual team ended up being compared to where my pre-season pick had them. 1st Team Markus Howard (Marquette) - 1st Team (Player of the Year) Jessie Govan (Georgtown) - 2nd Team Shamorie Ponds (St. John's) … Continue reading My Pre-Season Big East Men’s Basketball Awards for 2019-2020