PROVIDENCE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Five biggest surprises of 2016 NBA Draft

As expected, Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram were the first two picks of the 2016 NBA Draft. After that, we got more than a few surprises thrown our way. Some where mildly surprising, while others were borderline jaw-droppers. In some cases, the big surprises were who got drafted, or who didn’t. In other cases, the surprise came in the form of a trade. Now that the first round...
Via Sportsnaut
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics targeting Nerlens Noel in trade talks

The Boston Celtics were a middle-of-the-pack rim protecting team last season, ranking 14th in the NBA in field goal percentage allowed inside five feet. But apparently general manager Danny Ainge wants to do better in that regard. According to a report by Brian Geltzeiler of HoopsCritic.com on Tuesday, the Celtics are targeting Sixers big man Nerlens Noel in trade talks. League...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn has strict demands for his draft workouts

One of the top players in the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft, Kris Dunn, has set up some rather curious demands for teams wanting to work him out. According to Chad Ford of ESPN, Dunn has yet to workout with any NBA team, just over one week before the draft. “He’s refusing to do 1-on-none workouts with teams,” Ford reports. “Will only workout for teams if it’s against Ben Simmons...
Via Sportsnaut
June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Providence’s Ben Bentil to stay in NBA Draft

NBA Draft hopefuls have until June 13 to withdraw their name from the draft and return to school for the 2016-17 season. Providence forward Ben Bentil will not be one of those players as he will stay in the draft this year. Bentil knows that he has done just about all he can at Providence and he wants to take his chances in the NBA. He also seemed to like the feedback he received...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Should the Chicago Bulls try to move up in the draft?

Derrick Rose becomes a free agent next summer, and many Chicago Bulls rumors are floating around that there is a chance of him leaving. Personally, I do not think that he would leave, but I do think that the Bulls need a solid back-up point guard. The 2016 NBA Draft could be the place to find one. Aaron Brooks is a good player, but his size lets him be exploited on defense...
Via isportsweb.com
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn hires agent, declares for NBA Draft

Providence guard Kris Dunn has been one of the best players in the country this year and was a candidate for the John Wooden Award for most of the season. It shouldn’t come a surprise, but he will be entering the NBA Draft this summer. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman confirmed the news on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. Dunn spoke with Goodman and said that he really has no regrets about leaving...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Providence beats USC on layup for first tourney win since 1997

RALEIGH, N.C. — Rodney Bullock hit a layup with 1.5 seconds left and Providence beat Southern California 70-69 on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.Ben Bentil scored 19 points and Bullock finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds to help the ninth-seeded Friars (24-10) earn their first win in the tournament since 1997. They will face top-seeded North Carolina...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Providence beats USC with backdoor play on in-bounds in final seconds

Oh my, what a way to win for the Providence Friars and what a way to lose for the USC Trojans as the Friars advance to the second round….. The post Watch: Providence beats USC with backdoor play on in-bounds in final seconds appeared first on The Student Section.
Via The Student Section
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Big City Bentil: Providence Forward Scores 38 as Friars Advance to Semifinals

Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil Had a Combined 53 Points vs Butler/usatodaysports.comby Josh Adams@NCAAHoopsDigestOn the biggest stage, in front of the national TV cameras, Providence forward Ben Bentil put on a show for the ages at Madison Square Garden on Thursday afternoon. The forward scored a school Big East Tournament record 38 points as the Friars advanced to the semifinals to take...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Marquette silences No. 20 Friars despite Bentil’s dazzling 42 points

MILWAUKEEProvidence coach Ed Cooley summed up his team's night in two words."Devastating loss," Cooley told reporters as soon as he walked to the podium after a 96-91 loss in double overtime to Marquette on Wednesday night.Not even Ben Bentil's career-high 42 points and six 3-pointers could prevent the 20th-ranked Friars from losing their third straight game.Jajuan Johnson scored...
Via Associated Press
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

‘Nova, Providence dealing with injuries ahead of Saturday’s rematch

It’s pretty clear that the Big East is going to come down to three teams this season. The Villanova Wildcats, Providence Friars, and Xavier Musketeers are the only teams in competition for the conference title and may be the only ones to make the NCAA Tournament. The former two teams face off in a big rematch on Saturday as the Wildcats visit the Friars. It looks like both teams...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Providence needs to look in the mirror after losing to DePaul

Providence College lost to DePaul in Chicago on Tuesday night. Just let that fact sink in. This was the 11th-ranked team in the country losing to a program that hasn’t won more than 12 games in a season since 2007. What does that make Providence? Providence did lose the Big East’s leading scorer, Ben Bentil, in the second half. Bentil went down with an ankle injury that will...
Via The Student Section
February 03, 2016  |  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

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

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

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

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

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

Providence Friars Down South Shore Kings In TD Bank Mini 1-On-1 Finals (Video)

The TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 tournament has its first winner. The Providence Friars completed their championship run by downing the South Shore Kings 1-0 to win the boys’ squirts (10-and-under) bracket. As the score indicates, the squirts final featured some stellar goaltending from both the Friars’ Lucas Hundley and the Kings’ Andy Hassey. In the final round, however, Providence’s...
Via NESN.com
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Friars Shut Out Glades, Advance To TD Bank Mini 1-On-1 Finals (Video)

It was a hard-fought matchup, but the Providence Friars downed the Vermont Glades in the boys’ squirts bracket (10 and under) of the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 tournament semifinals. It was a battle between Glades goaltender Liam Guyette and the Friars’ Lucas Hundley, as offense was hard to come by with these two between the pipes. It was Alex Nadeau...
Via NESN.com
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence Friars Move Past Seacoast In TD Bank Mini 1-On-1 Quarterfinals (Video)

In a battle of the goaltenders, it was the Providence Friars who came out on top to advance to the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 semifinals. Only one goal was scored in the Friars’ 1-0 quarterfinal win against Seacoast in the boys’ squirts bracket (10 and under), with that tally coming from Alex Nadeau. Nadeau used some nifty stickwork and his terrific hands to squeak a goal past Seacoast...
Via NESN.com
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence Friars Defeat Sam 2 In TD Bank Mini 1-On-1 Matchup (Video)

Alex Nadeau came to play for the Providence Friars. Nadeau showed off some nifty moves to score on all three of his chances and help his team defeat Sam Moose 2 in the first round of the boys’ squirts bracket (10 and under) in the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 tournament. Sam 2’s Tyrell Lewis wasn’t too shabby himself, responding to Nadeau’s first goal...
Via NESN.com
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence bolsters backcourt with two guard additions

The Providence Friars added two commitments in recent days, one for the incoming freshman class, and another for the 2015 recruiting cycle. Providence nabbed 6′-2″ guard Tyree Chambers of Germany, according to a report on BigEastCoastBias.com, as well as 6′-3″ guard Drew Edwards of Calvert Hall (MD). Adding a guard like Chambers this late in the cycle ...
Via Hoopniks
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: North Carolina Vs. Providence – Game Time, TV Schedule, Predictions

Twitter/@UNCBBall UNC and Providence are two of the most unpredictable teams in the field, making this an extremely fun match-up. Providence came out of nowhere to win the Big East Tournament, and have two huge wins over Creighton. UNC lost to a number of middling mid-majors, but beat Louisville, Michigan State, and Kentucky, and eventually rattled off 12 straight ACC wins. The winner...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Providence Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Providence Friars were given an 11-seed in the East-region. They are coached by Ed Cooley and hail from Big East. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against North Carolina in San Antonio on Friday. Why: Providence finished the regular season with a 10-8 record...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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