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Henton, Dunn star as Providence tops St. John's in Big East tourney

NEW YORK -- LaDontae Henton had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Kris Dunn had 17 points and 11 assists to lead fourth-seeded Providence to a 74-57 victory over fifth-seeded St. John's on Thursday in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. The Friars (22-10), the defending champions, will play top-seeded and fourth-ranked Villanova (30-2) in the semifinals on...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Getting it “Dunn”, Providence Advances to Semifinals of Big East Tournament

Kris Dunn Had 17 Points and 11 Assists/friarbasketball.comby Cory Pontarollo@cory_pontarolloNew York, New York--- The reigning Big East Tournament champs picked up right where they left off as Providence dominated St. John’s by a score of 74 to 57. One would think that Ed Cooley’s club would miss the show that Bryce Cotton put on for the Friars last year in the Big East Tournament...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence vs. Boise State/Dayton– Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

PC’s Kris Dunn was Big East Co-Player of the Year The sixth-seeded Providence Friars out of the Big East conference will have to wait and see who they meet in the first round. They’ll face the winner of the Tuesday night First Four game between Dayton and Boise State.  Be sure to check out our printable 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket here. Date: Friday, March 20 Time: TBD...
Via College Spun
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn Gets Denied by Dayton

Providence’s Kris Dunn thought he had a dunk after a nice cut. He thought wrong.   DAYTON https://t.co/SXkX68Kpna — SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) March 21, 2015 That block has been the highlight of a chalk day in the NCAA tournament up to this point. Dayton is trying to change that, leading Providence at the half.
Via The Student Section
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Eichel, Boston advance to Frozen Four Final vs Providence

Boston University freshman Jack Eichel continued to show he is a special player, by powering Boston over North Dakota to earn the Terriers a Frozen Four Final appearance against the Providence Friars. Eichel led Boston to an early lead, with a power play goal five minutes into the game. Before the first period came to an end, Brandon Hickey added to the Terriers lead. In the second...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA’s Tom McGinnis totally botches trophy presentation (Video)

Just when you thought a trophy presentation couldn’t get any worse than what the Chevy guy did during the World Series last October, someone goes out and gives him a run for his money. Tom McGinnis, who is a member of the NCAA Men’s Hockey Committee, completely botched the trophy presentation for the Providence Friars,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence National Champs T-Shirts, Pucks Among Items Already On Sale

Eat your hearts out, Providence fans. Actually, why not wear your heart on the sleeve of your brand new 2015 Providence College Division I national champions gear? The NCAA Championship Store is already selling all of the merchandise you could desire. There are five different t-shirts, two different hats, several bumper stickers, hockey sticks, and much more already on sale. Here’s...
Via NESN.com
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence Celebrates National Title, Sings ‘We Are The Champions’ (Video)

The Providence Friars are the champions of the world. Well, maybe not the world. But who cares? Outside of going to Disney World, this might be the best way to celebrate a title in sports. Sing away, Providence. Thumbnail image via Youtube/Mike McMahon h/t to Mike McMahonFiled under: Hockey, Hockey East, Pat Bradley, Top Stories
Via NESN.com
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence G Kris Dunn to Stay in School

It has been a long road for Providence guard Kris Dunn. After two years and two shoulder surgeries, he finally showed his skillset, averaging 15.6 points, 7.5 assists and 2.7 steals per game last season for the Friars and putting himself into the draft conversation, with some experts tabbing him as a possible late-lottery or mid-first round pick, as evidenced by DraftExpress.com...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn shuns the NBA, will return to Providence

Kris Dunn took the Big East by storm this season, but it looks as though he'll wait at least one more year to take his abilities to the next level.Dunn was a jack of all trades for the Friars last season, averaging 15.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. This is pure speculation, but Providence head coach Ed Cooley is likely jumping for joy somewhere.(h/t Zagsblog)
Via FOX Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Fans take to Twitter to celebrate Kris Dunn's return

After Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that Kris Dunn is planning on returning to Providence, Friar fans took to Twitter to share their excitement.Dunn, who is projected to be a late lottery pick, was one of the best players in the country in 2014-15. With him in the fold, Providence has a chance to contend for the Big East title.
Via FOX Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dunn making risky decision to pass on 2015 NBA Draft?

With the NBA salary cap skyrocketing in the next few seasons, most college players are looking to get into the pros as soon as possible.Kris Dunn appears to be bucking that trend.Despite being a projected lottery pick, Dunn is returning to Providence for the 2015-16 season. Some consider it admirable on Dunn's part, but there are also risks that go along with his choice.(h/t Bleacher Report)
Via FOX Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence Transfer Tyler Harris Headed to Auburn

The Auburn Tigers have landed a major transfer in former Providence Friars forward Tyler Harris. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported the story. BREAKING: Providence transfer Tyler Harris has committed to Auburn, sources told @CBSSports. Story coming. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 15, 2015 The 6’9″, 223 pound, former four-star recruit from Dix Hills, NY and former...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Making sense of Chukwu

Former top 75 recruit Paschal Chukwu is transferring from Providence. Along with Tyler Harris, the Friars will be without two guys who could have been key cogs for the program.Luckily for Providence, Kris Dunn is sticking around for at least another year. But with teams like Villanova, Butler and Georgetown all looking strong for next year and Marquette juicing up their starting...
Via FOX Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence basketball loses key piece at bad time

Thinking out loud while wondering if late night television will ever be the same again. - If it's May, it means Friar Basketball takes a hit with another transfer. Center Paschal Chukwu told the coaching staff he's not happy - with anything, apparently. Therefore, like Josh Fortune last year, Providence loses a big piece [ ].Ed Cooley and the Providence Friars have gone through this...
Via FOX Sports
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Paschal Chukwu Drawing Interest From 4 Schools

Former Providence Friars big man Paschal Chukwu will visit Kansas, Nebraska, Virginia and Michigan State as he figures out where to continue his college basketball career. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported the update on the 7’2″, 226 pound center from Westport, Connecticut. Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu will take visits to Kansas, Nebraska, Virginia, and Michigan State...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska Has Eyes on Transfer Paschal Chukwu

Former Providence Friars center Paschal Chukwu is set to transfer to a different program, and it looks like there is one in particular that wants him badly. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, the 7-foot-2 post player is set to visit Nebraska today before heading to Kansas and then Iona. Paschal Chukwu will begin his visit to Nebraska today + then visits Kansas, source told...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Sign Providence Forward Noel Acciari To Entry-Level Contract

One of Hockey East’s best officially is a member of the Boston Bruins. The team announced Monday that it signed former Providence Friars forward Noel Acciari to an entry-level contract. Acciari tallied a team-high 15 goals for the NCAA champs in 2015, as well as 17 assists. “I’m really happy for him,” Providence coach Nate Leaman told The Providence...
Via NESN.com
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Henton eyes the NBA

LaDontae Henton had a storied four-year career for Providence. At times, he and Kris Dunn looked like the two best players in the entire Big East. But the duo never made much noise in the NCAA Tournament, and while Dunn appears to be the better pro prospect at first glance, Henton has NBA aspirations of his own.Most mock drafts do not have Henton being selected, but he's not going...
Via FOX Sports
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

One-on-one with Quadree Smith

The Providence Friars were elated when they received good news on the recruiting front about a week ago. 6-foot-8 power forward Quadree Smith, from IMG Academy, committed to attend Providence College.In an effort to get to know the new Friar big man, Friarbasketball.com's Craig Leighton caught up with Smith to get his thoughts on his commitment, the school and his journey to Providence...
Via FOX Sports
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Paschal Chukwu to visit Syracuse

Former Providence Friars center Paschal Chukwu will visit Syracuse this weekend. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported the story. Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu will visit Syracuse this weekend, source told @CBSSports. UVA, Iona, MSU, and Nebraska in the mix. #pcbb — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 25, 2015 Chukwu has already visited Michigan State, Kansas and Nebraska...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn honored at Nike Basketball Academy

Kris Dunn recently participated in the Nike Basketball Academy. The Providence point guard is no stranger to winning awards, and the academy proved to be a typical experience for the future first round pick:This could be the first of many awards Dunn wins in the coming months.(h/t Big East Coast Bias)
Via FOX Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence signs long-term partnership with Nike

Providence College Athletics Director Bob Driscoll announced today that the Providence College Athletics Department has signed a long-term partnership with Nike, making the apparel and footwear giant the official outfitter for the Friars.“We are excited to partner with Nike, the worldwide leader in the industry,” Driscoll said. “Nike has long been associated with the Friar...
Via FOX Sports
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dunn competes in Nike Basketball Academy

Providence junior Kris Dunn participated in the Nike Basketball Academy in late June. The camp was held from June 26-29 and consisted of 26 of the top college basketball players in the nation. At the Nike Basketball Academy the players competed in drills and scrimmages that included some NBA superstars.Dunn, barring a significant injury, will be playing in the NBA one day. The versatile...
Via FOX Sports
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence pops point guard Maliek White

Faced with the likely departure of All-American candidate point guard Kris Dunn to the NBA after the 2015-2016 season, the Providence Friars have been hot and heavy to land a replacement incoming point guard recruit. They did just that on Sunday night, as George Wythe (VA) lead guard Maliek White announced his commitment to Providence via Twitter. …
Via Hoopniks
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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