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: Friars 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: Friars 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

Ranking the Friars Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule for the Upcoming 2019-2020 Season

This will be the third year that I have ranked the Men's Basketball Non-Conference schedule for the Friars in anticipation for the upcoming season, so I guess I can officially call it my annual rankings.  Here's the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 rankings if you're interested. Overall on the Friars schedule, they have two true away games … Continue reading Ranking the Friars Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule for the Upcoming 2019-2020 Season

2019 Wooden Legacy Bracket Revealed

This year's upcoming Wooden Legacy tournament bracket has finally dropped and we get to see when and who Providence will be facing off against during the Thanksgiving weekend in Anaheim, California. See ya in Anaheim on November 28, @LBSUhoops!#GoFriars pic.twitter.com/nZdQUDq0w1 — PC Men's Basketball (@PCFriarsmbb) July 11, 2019  Each one of the "major" teams (PC, … Continue reading 2019 Wooden Legacy Bracket Revealed

Game Recap: PC Friars Drop First Game of the Year 77-64 to #3 Michigan State in the Wooden Legacy Championship

#3 Michigan State Spartans 77 (7-0) Providence Friars 64 (6-1) AP Photo / Jae C. Hong It took me a while to get to recap this game but we're finally here.  The score looks more lopsided then the game actually was.  Providence was actually in control for a good portion of the game but it was a back-and-forth match … Continue reading Game Recap: PC Friars Drop First Game of the Year 77-64 to #3 Michigan State in the Wooden Legacy Championship

Game Recap: Friars Upset #11 Arizona 69-65 to Advance to the Championship Game of the Wooden Legacy

Providence Friars 69 (6-0) #11 Arizona Wildcats 65 (5-1) The Providence Friars were able to upset #11 ranked Arizona 69-65 in the semifinals of the Wooden Legacy to advance to the Championship game against #3 Michigan State. With their top 3 scorers (Dunn, Bullock, and Bentil) all dealing with foul trouble throughout the game, the Friars were able … Continue reading Game Recap: Friars Upset #11 Arizona 69-65 to Advance to the Championship Game of the Wooden Legacy

Game Recap: Providence Advances in the Wooden Legacy, Beating Evansville 74-64

Providence Friars 74 (5-0) Evansville Purple Aces 64 (3-1) The Providence Friars headed to Cal-Fullerton for the Wooden Legacy and were able to beat the Evansville Purple Aces 74-64 behind a balanced scoring effort with four players scoring in double-figures to advance in the first round of the early season tournament. The Friars had a steady lead for … Continue reading Game Recap: Providence Advances in the Wooden Legacy, Beating Evansville 74-64