Ed Croswell Returning to Providence for his Final Year of Eligibility

In an announcement that Friartown was probably expecting due to Coach Cooley's apparent slip of the tongue during a post-game interview following the Friars loss to Kansas, Ed Croswell will officially be returning to Providence College for his finish out his final year of eligibility. Check out the 35 second mark on of the interview …

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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: 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: Jared Bynum Shines and Al Durham Ices Things Late to Give #15 PC the Win at St. John’s, 86-82

#15 Providence Friars 86 (19-2) St. John's Red Storm 82 (11-9) Although I don't want to dawn Al Durham with the "Mariano Rivera" title that Ed Cooley gave him since I'm a Red Sox fan, I will say that I don't think I've been as confident with someone on the Friars closing out a game …

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Game Recap: Even A Blizzard Can’t Stop the Friars from Avenging Their Loss to Marquette

#17 Providence Friars 65 (18-2) #22 Marquette Golden Eagles 63 (15-7) After having their gam pushed back a day from Saturday to Sunday due to a blizzard, the Friars displayed great toughness and resiliency in avenging on of their two losses from earlier in the year, beating Marquette in front of a crazy crowd at …

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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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