Game Recap: Nate Watson Hits a Clutch Free Throw to Secure the Win over DePaul 66-65

Providence Friars (9-6) 66 DePaul Blue Demons (12-3) 65 A clutch free throw from Nate Watson, the guy on the team who has been struggling the most with his free throw shooting this season, gave Providence their first road win of the season over DePaul.  The Friars have no started 2-0 in Big East Conference … Continue reading Game Recap: Nate Watson Hits a Clutch Free Throw to Secure the Win over DePaul 66-65

Game Recap: Friars Can’t Hit a Shot, Get Demolished by Florida 83-51

Providence Friars (6-6) 51 Florida Gators (7-3) 83 Yuck. Whatever the opposite of firing on all cylinders is, this was that. The Friars shot just 25.9% from the floor and allowed Florida to double that, shooting 50.9% from the floor.  Providence connected on just 1 out of 18 three point attempts (5.6%) and allowed Florida … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Can’t Hit a Shot, Get Demolished by Florida 83-51

Game Recap: Friars Get Back on Track with 82-78 Close Call Against Stony Brook

Providence Friars (6-5) 82 Stony Brook Seawolves (7-5) 78 Luwane Pipkins submitted his best game as a Friar this season, finishing with a season-high 21 points and 7 assists.  Since seemingly having a shorter leash put upon him over the last three games after scoring a total of 5 points on an abominable 2-19 shooting … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Get Back on Track with 82-78 Close Call Against Stony Brook

Game Recap: Friars Lose for the Second Straight Time in the Ocean State Rivalry, 75-61

Providence Friars (5-5) 61 Rhode Island Rams (6-3) 75 The Friars fell for the second time in the last three years and has all but handed over the momentum in the rivalry, despite dominating the decade up until this point.  Fatts Russell continued to show why he'll be a headache for Providence until he leaves … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Lose for the Second Straight Time in the Ocean State Rivalry, 75-61

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: 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: 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

Greg Gantt Racking Up End of the Year Awards

Despite having a thumb injury that eventually required surgery end his season prematurely, Providence College commit Greg Gantt has still been racking up the end of the year basketball awards. Gantt received five votes and made the Associated Press' All-State Team in North Carolina.  Gantt, who was a McDonald’s All-American nominee, averaged 14.4 points and … Continue reading Greg Gantt Racking Up End of the Year Awards