Providence 80, Rhode Island 61

Bryce Cotton scored 16 of his game-high 19 points in the second half to lead Providence to its seventh straight victory in an 80-61 nonconference win over Rhode Island on Friday night. The Friars, the first road team to win a game in this annual series in the last nine years, improved to 11-2 under new coach Ed Cooley, while the loss was the eighth straight for the Rams (1-11)....
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December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Providence routs No. 14 Louisville 90-59

Bryce Cotton and Kadeem Batts each scored 27 points and Providence made Lousiville coach Rick Pitino's night miserable on a day the school honored his 1987 squad, beating the No. 14 Cardinals 90-59 on Tuesday night. Vincent Council added 15 points and LaDontae Henton 14 for the Friars (12-6, 1-4 Big East). Providence snapped a four-game losing streak. Chris Smith led the Cardinals...
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January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

UConn Women Spank Providence

Coming off of a game that they probably should have won on Saturday, you had a feeling that the UConn Huskies women's basketball team would play a lot better on both ends of the floor. And that's what they did as they put on a clinic on Tuesday night. Behind 65.5% shooting for the game plus a strong defensive effort, the Huskies easily beat the Providence Friars 96-35...
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January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Highlights of UConn Women's 96-35 Win Over Providence

Here are the highlights of the UConn Huskies women's basketball team's 96-35 win over the Providence Friars on Tuesday night at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. {flvremote}{/flvremote} Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.
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January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Providence's Council out vs. No. 1 Syracuse

Providence guard Vincent Council, second in the Big East in assists and tied for ninth in scoring, won't play Saturday night against top-ranked and unbeaten Syracuse. Providence coach Ed Cooley made the announcement just over an hour before the 6 p.m. tipoff. No reason was given. Council has started all 18 games this season for the Friars (12-6, 1-4 Big East). He is averaging...
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January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

#83 Providence Friars: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll...
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September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Providence Looking to Make Strides This Season in Hockey East After Adding Depth to Roster (Video)

After finishing in the bottom half of the Hockey East conference last season, the 2012-13 Providence Friars have a lot to prove in the coming year. Providence went 10-14-3 in the Hockey East last year and didn't fare much better out of conference (4-6-1). The Friars bring back Ross Mauermann, who led the team last season in points scored. Mauermann and company are hoping to make...
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Henton ready to play

The Providence basketball team finished last season 15-17 overall and fifteenth in the Big East with a 4-14 conference record. Obviously, they hope to do better this season. Sophomore guard LaDontae Henton says the team has been working on teamwork and leadership and even went through a Navy Seals workout to help. Henton talks about his excitement and expectations for the season right here.
October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Providence 64, NJIT 63

LaDonte Henton scored 24 points to lead Providence past New Jersey Institute of Technology 64-63 Saturday in the season opener for both teams. Friars' starting point guard Vincent Council was injured 5 minutes into the game and did not return. The game started out sloppy for both teams. Providence shot 3 for 14 from 3-point range, and the Highlanders tallied nine turnovers...
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November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Providence 81, Bryant 49

Kadeem Batts' career-high 27 points propelled Providence to a commanding 81-49 victory over Bryant on Monday night. Bryce Cotton added 24 points in a dynamic performance for the Friars (2-0). A strong first half gave the Friars a 47-21 advantage at the break. Batts had 23 of Providence's points in the opening 20 minutes, making 10 of 11 shots from the field and single-handedly...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Providence 72, UNC Asheville 67

Bryce Cotton scored 30 points to lead Providence to a 72-67 win over UNC Asheville in the seventh-place game at the Puerto Rico Tipoff on Sunday. Kadeem Batts had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Friars (3-2). LaDontae Henton also scored 15. Cotton missed Providence's 55-52 overtime loss to Penn State on Friday because of injury. Providence coach Ed Cooley thought his team...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Cotton carries Providence past Fairfield 66-47

Bryce Cotton scored eight of his 21 points during a game-breaking 17-0 run that carried Providence to a 66-47 win over Fairfield on Friday night. LaDontae Henton scored 15 and grabbed eight rebounds, and Josh Fortune added 10 points for the Friars (4-2). Derek Needham paced the Stags (3-3) with 18 points. Fairfield shot just 35.2 percent (19 of 54) and committed 16 turnovers. ...
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November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Providence 73, Mississippi St. 63

Kadeem Batts scored 32 points and LaDontae Henton added 18, leading Providence to a 73-63 nonconference victory over Mississippi State on Saturday. The Friars (6-2) started the game with a 13-1 run and never trailed. Batts scored six points during that stretch, during which Mississippi State (2-5) went 0-for-8 from the field. The Bulldogs made it interesting late in the second...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Providence 72, Rhode Island 57

LaDontae Henton and Kadeem Batts led Providence to a 72-57 nonconference victory over Rhode Island Thursday night. Henton posted a double-double with 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Friars (7-2). Batts went 8-for-19 shooting to finish with 23 points. After trailing 27-26 at halftime, the Rams (2-7) allowed two Friars runs in the second half that put the game out of reach. One...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

(Video) Henton leads the way on both ends of the floor as Providence knocks off Rhode Island 72-57

On Thursday evening, Rhode Island and Providence took to the court for the 125thtime. The first 20 minutes of the game was evenly contested and saw the Friars take one point lead (27-26) to the locker room. After the intermission, the Friars made life anything but easy for visitors from Kingston.  Providence held Rhode Island to just nine made field goals in the second half and...
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December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Providence pulls away from Colgate for 79-45 win

Bryce Cotton scored 21 points and Josh Fortune added 17 to lead Providence to a 79-45 win over Colgate on Tuesday night. The Friars (8-2) shot well from 3-point range the entire game, led by Cotton, who went 5 for 11. Fortune hit 3 of 6 3-pointers. LaDontae Henton added a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Kadeem Batts pitched in 10 points. Freshman Kris Dunn made...
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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Providence Friars get a change of color in Sandy Hook tribute

The tributes to the Newtown shooting victims continue to pour in from various schools and professional sports teams.  Gestures like writing the names of the 26 victims on sports equipment and moments of silence before games have become commonplace since last Friday's tragedy. The Providence College Friars upped their tribute to another level Tuesday and changed the colors of...
Via The Other Paper
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Ricky Ledo Could Declare For Draft Despite Not Playing In 12-13

Ricky Ledo was declared a partial qualifier at Providence this season, meaning he can practice but not play.
Via RealGM
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bat attacks player during Providence-Marquette game

A bat made its way onto the court during the Marquette-Providence game on Saturday. Providence’s Sidiki Johnson took a swing after he was attacked by a bat.Johnson wasn’t as smooth about making contact with the bat as much as Manu Ginobili was. GIF via @bubbaprog
Via Diehardsport
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Bat gets physical with Marquette, Providence

MILWAUKEE In a matter of moments, Saturday's basketball game between Providence and Marquette went from a Big East battle to a battle with a little beast. With 11:33 left in the second half, a bat made its first appearance of many that wreaked havoc at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Repeatedly, officials stopped play while waiting for the bat to leave the court area. The second...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Bat gets physical with Marquette, Providence

MILWAUKEE In a matter of moments, Saturday's basketball game between Providence and Marquette went from a Big East battle to a battle with a little beast. With 11:33 left in the second half, a bat made its first appearance of many that wreaked havoc at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Repeatedly, officials stopped play while waiting for the bat to leave the court area. The second...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Bat Flies Onto Court During Marquette vs. Providence Game

Check out Sidiki Johnson of Providence barely getting out of the way of a bat during their game against Marquette today.  I'm just wondering if it snuck into the stadium or had to buy a ticket? Check out our Home Page for more stories and follow us on Twitter and Facebook
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Bat nearly attacks player during Providence/Marquette (Video)

Just when you thought it was safe to play college basketball, you might run the risk of getting attacked by a live bat. Earlier today, a Big East showdown at the Bradley Center between Providence and Marquette got an uninvited guest as a bat decided to cause havoc and fly near the court. Keep an eye on Providence's Sidiki Johnson who attempts to bat the flying creature...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Bats Attack Players During Providence vs. Marquette game

I can’t even front if a random bat came at me I would probably react the same way at Sidiki Johnson from Providence did. Where is Bruce Wayne when you need him? Bat attacks during Providence vs. Marquette What that being said this is hilarious and I have watched in 150 times already. Thank you Mock Sessions for this GIF.
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Attempts to Catch Rogue Bat at Providence-Marquette Game Include Throwing Towels, Turning Off Lights (Video)

A very small animal caused a very big commotion at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center on Saturday. Midway through the second half of an eight-point game between Marquette and Providence, a bat swooped down from the building’s rafters and began flying around the court. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel chronicled the scene as players and coaches from both teams attempted to corral the...
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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