Nate Watson Returning for a 5th Year

With the NCAA granting for an exception for Winter collegiate athletes to return to school for a 5th year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of college basketball Seniors will be making decisions that will greatly alter what the season will look like next year. In this unique circumstance, Friars Senior Nate … Continue reading Nate Watson Returning for a 5th Year

My Big East Men’s Basketball Awards for 2020-2021

We've come to the end of a unusually unique Big East basketball season, with teams, coaches, and players having to continually deal with the uncertainty of schedules and opponents through the year. With some teams and players getting the chance to actually participate in more basketball than others due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, it … Continue reading My Big East Men’s Basketball Awards for 2020-2021

Game Recap: AJ Reeves is the Hero in OT Against Seton Hall as Watson Joins the 1,000 Point Club

Providence Friars 80 (5-2; 1-0) Seton Hall Pirates 77 (5-4; 0-1) OT Photo via Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Finally, the Providence Friars were able to open up their Big East conference schedule, traveling to Seton Hall after games with Xavier, UConn, and DePaul were cancelled due to COVID-19 surfacing within each their respective basketball programs. … Continue reading Game Recap: AJ Reeves is the Hero in OT Against Seton Hall as Watson Joins the 1,000 Point Club

Game Recap: Duke and Watson Lead the Friars in a Road Win Over TCU 79-70

Providence Friars 79 (4-2) TCU Horned Frogs 70 (4-2) David Duke matched his previous game scoring output, dropping 28 points for the second straight time to lift the Friars on the road over the TCU Horned Frogs in their Big East-Big 12 matchup. Nate Watson was Duke's counterpart in the winning effort for Providence, scoring … Continue reading Game Recap: Duke and Watson Lead the Friars in a Road Win Over TCU 79-70

Game Recap: Providence College Plays Fairleigh Dickinson. Providence Wins.

Providence Friars 79 (3-2) Fairleigh Dickinson Knights 67 (0-4) Photo via The Westerly Sun The title really says it all. Even though the end score looks pretty good with Providence beating the visiting Knights of Fairleigh Dickinson 79-67, it was a struggle for the Friars to pull out the victory this evening. Despite being almost … Continue reading Game Recap: Providence College Plays Fairleigh Dickinson. Providence Wins.

Game Recap: Providence Gets Smoked by Alabama 88-71 in the 5th Place Game of the Maui Invitational

Providence College (2-2) 71 Alabama Crimson Tide (3-1) 88 Despite starting fast with quick 8-0 lead, Alabama responded with a 9-0 run of their own and never trailed again in the game after that. Although the Friars were able to make a couple of spirited mini-runs in the 2nd half, the Crimson Tide were never … Continue reading Game Recap: Providence Gets Smoked by Alabama 88-71 in the 5th Place Game of the Maui Invitational

Game Recap: Friars Hang on to Defeat Davidson 63-62

Providence Friars 63 (2-1) Davidson Wildcats 62 (1-2) Photo via Friars.com Just 12 minutes into the first half, the Friars had a 19-point cushion, leading Davidson 27-8 behind a blend of a pestering defensive performance that forced 7 turnovers up to that point and a cohesive and efficient offense that was running straight through the … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Hang on to Defeat Davidson 63-62

Game Recap: Friars Drop Maui Invitational Opener to Indiana, 79-58

Providence Friars 58 (1-1) Indiana Hoosiers 79 (2-0) Photo via IndianaHQ Even though the Maui Invitational is taking place in Asheville, North Carolina this year, the hopes for a successful tournament were just as high for the Friars and Friartown as if it was in tropical Hawaii. The Friars never really seemed to get things … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Drop Maui Invitational Opener to Indiana, 79-58

Game Recap: Friars Open Season with a Drubbing of Fairfield, 97-56

Providence Friars 97 (1-0) Fairfield Stags (0-1) The Providence Friars opened up what is sure to be the weirdest college basketball season ever, with a complete team thrashing of the visiting Fairfield Stags. The Friars went into the half with a comfortable 12 point cushion (41-29) but came out for the second frame and put … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Open Season with a Drubbing of Fairfield, 97-56

LaSalle Transfer Ed Croswell Immediately Eligible After Receiving Waiver

In an unexpected turn of events, it looks like LaSalle transfer Ed Croswell will be suiting up for the Providence Friars for the 2020-2021 college basketball season after receiving an NCAA waiver for the upcoming year. It was long speculated that Croswell would sit out one season, work on his game, and then fill the … Continue reading LaSalle Transfer Ed Croswell Immediately Eligible After Receiving Waiver