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 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 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

Game Recap: Friars Lose at DePaul Due to Some Atrocious Shooting, 67-55

Providence Friars (13-9) 55 DePaul Blue Demons (12-9) 67 The Friars traveled to Chicago to take on the DePaul Blue Demons for the second time this season and second time in the past three games.  As has gotten way too familiar for the Friars when playing DePaul, the split the season series with the perennial … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Lose at DePaul Due to Some Atrocious Shooting, 67-55

Game Recap: Friars Falter Down the Stretch, Losing at Seton Hall 65-63

Providence Friars (13-8) 63 Seton Hall Pirates (13-8) 65 Providence lost a very winnable game to Seton Hall that was incredibly important for each team.  The Big East has been separated into two tiers so far this season.  The first tier being Villanova and Marquette, and the second tier being everyone else.  This was an … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Falter Down the Stretch, Losing at Seton Hall 65-63

Game Recap: Friars Take Down DePaul 70-67 in AJ Reeves’ Return

Providence Friars (13-7) 70 DePaul Blue Demons (11-8) 67 That makes it two Big East wins in a row, and three wins in their last four games, for the Providence Friars as they kept things rolling against a much improved DePaul team visiting The Dunk.  The Friars got a much needed boost from A.J. Reeves … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Take Down DePaul 70-67 in AJ Reeves’ Return

Game Recap: PC Friars Win Ugly, But Win Nonetheless At Xavier, 64-62

Providence Friars (12-7) 64 Xavier Musketeers (11-9) 62 This game seemed to devolve into a who wanted to lose more than the other team.  Rather than the usual scenario of whichever team has the ball at the end of the game is going to win, this was more in the scenario of whichever team has … Continue reading Game Recap: PC Friars Win Ugly, But Win Nonetheless At Xavier, 64-62

Game Recap: Friars Come Up Short Down the Stretch, Losing at Marquette 79-68

Providence Friars (11-7) 68 #15 Marquette Golden Eagles (16-3) 79 The Friars traveled to Marquette after finally notching their first win in Conference playa against Seton Hall to take on the #15 ranked Golden Eagles.  Providence led by as many as 9 in the first half but weren't able to distance themselves enough early on … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Come Up Short Down the Stretch, Losing at Marquette 79-68