PROVIDENCE RUMORS & GOSSIP
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...
Forget the bubble talk. The Providence College Friars will dance into their first NCAA Tournament in a decade this week as the newly crowned Big East champions.
The Friars (23-11) won their second title, and first since 1994, Saturday under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden, outlasting Doug McDermott and Creighton, 65-58. Bryce Cotton led the Friars with 23 points and won...
When Providence coach Ed Cooley was asked why he decided to play zone against the best offense in college Basketball his answer was simple:
“Because I’m crazy.”
One had to feel a little crazy themselves when watching the game early on. It’s hard to imagine that the same high scoring offense lead by Doug ‘McBuckets’ McDermott was the same...
Tournament MVP Bryce Cotton/si.com The old Big East has never been as prevalent as it was on Saturday night. The founder of the league in 1979 left its mark inside Madison Square Garden, and it was a Big East All-First Team player who stole the show on Saturday from one of the best in the country that was as cool as “Cotton.” Ed Cooley’s Providence Friars held off #13...
LaDontae Henton had 26 points and 14 rebounds, Bryce Cotton added 18 points and 10 assists, and Providence advanced to its second Big East championship game with an 80-74 victory over stubborn Seton Hall on Friday night.
Josh Fortune scored a career-high 24 points as the Friars improved their at-large resume by holding off the Red Storm in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament in New York.
LaDontae Henton collected 16 points and 11 rebounds for No. 4 seed Providence (21-11), which will face No. 8 seed Seton Hall in Friday's semifinals. Kadeem Batts contributed 13 points and 12 rebounds...
The dog days of the college basketball season are wearing down the Providence Friars.
These are the toughest weeks of the college hoop season as teams around the country keep jockeying for position for the NCAA Tournament or their conference tourneys. Wins are valued like rare jewels. Losing streaks become deadly.
After a five-game winning streak elevated the Friars (16-8) into...
With NCAA aspirations becoming more realistic by the day the Providence Friars arrived to Chicago for a must-win Saturday matchup against the DePaul Blue Demons. The Friars started the game strong but as fatigue took hold and DePaul narrowed the gap it looked like a two-game road trip could yield two losses. The Friars held on to keep their tournament hopes alive, defeating the Blue Demons 77-72.
The new, friendlier Big East is working very, very well for the Providence College Friars. For now, anyway.
The best thing about the Friars’ five-game winning streak in conference play is that the team’s next game isn’t at Louisville, followed by a trip to Pittsburgh and then a home game against Syracuse. Those crushing stretches filled recent Big East schedules and often...
LOWELL, Mass. – The UMass Lowell River Hawks managed to rebound from a tough loss on Friday night against the Providence College Friars in Providence, R.I. to win in convincing fashion Saturday night in Lowell, Mass.
The River Hawks entered the second game of their home-and-home series against the Friars missing two of their top goal-scoring...
Bryce Cotton finished with 25 points and LaDontae Henton had 23 points and 11 rebounds as Providence held off Xavier 81-72 on Saturday.
The Friars (15-5, 5-2) have now won five straight Big East games, the program's longest conference winning streak since 2004.
Justin Martin paced Xavier (15-5, 5-2) with 19 points with Semaj Christon coming up with 18 points. The Musketeers...
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January 25, 2014
Send to KindleProvidence College sophomore Kris Dunn will have shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season
Dunn, a sophomore, suffered the injury during an exhibition game against Rhode Island College on Nov. 2. He returned after a three-game absence and averaged 3.8 points in four games before deciding to have surgery.
Dunn also had shoulder surgery and missed nine games last...
Providence freshman guard Ricky Ledo is entering the NBA draft
Ledo, a Providence native, says Tuesday he ''felt he could not pass up this opportunity to enter the NBA draft now.''
In September, the NCAA ruled that Ledo could not compete in games for the Friars in 2012-13, but he did practice and work out with the team during the season. The 6-foot-6 Ledo did not...
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April 09, 2013
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...
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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...