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Providence hasn't won since a tight contest at Georgetown two weeks ago. These Big East rivals meet again Saturday, with the visiting Hoyas looking to hand the 20th-ranked Friars a fourth straight defeat. Providence (18-7, 6-6) is in danger of dropping out of the Top 25 after a 96-91 loss in double overtime at Marquette on Wednesday. The Friars were swept by a Golden Eagles team...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marquette student who heckled Providence’s Kris Dunn coming through on $10 bet

Providence had a rough go of it when visiting Big East foe Marquette Wednesday night, losing 96-91 and falling to 6-6 in Big East play. Providence star Kris Dunn was stifled throughout the affair, coming away with only 17 points in 39 minutes. As such, Dunn was the subject of constant heckling from the Marquette crowd, especially in crunch time. An example of that was while Dunn...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Far from Ghana, Providence's Ben Bentil has found a home

The moment Providence sophomore big man Ben Bentil realized he had a new family – a second family, really – came during a basketball game in high school.This was a few years ago, before Bentil would become the Robin to Kris Dunn’s Batman in college basketball’s best one-two punch for the Providence Friars. But at the time Bentil was just a big kid with a promising athletic...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bentil plays, but No. 11 Friars can't catch No. 3 Wildcats

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Ben Bentil played for Providence despite an injured ankle, scoring 18 of his 20 points in the second half against No. 3 Villanova. But it wasn't enough to overcome the Wildcats, with the No. 11 Friars falling 72-60 on Saturday. It's the second straight loss for Providence (18-6, 6-5 Big East) and third in the past four games. The Friars are just 2-4 in league...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Providence adjusting from latest bite from injury bug

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) You'll have to pardon Providence coach Ed Cooley if he doesn't seemed too panicked about having his top player on the training table days before the 11th-ranked Friars' biggest home game of the season. It's just that his team has been dealing with one health-related issue or another for most of this season. Cooley said Thursday that starting forward Ben...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dunn, Bentil help No. 10 Providence fend off Georgetown

WASHINGTON (AP) Ben Bentil and Kris Dunn provided a frontcourt-backcourt one-two punch that Georgetown couldn't contain as No. 10 Providence held off several second-half charges for a 73-69 victory on Saturday night. Bentil and Dunn each scored 26 points as the Friars (18-4, 6-3 Big East) held off a Hoyas team looking to pull off its second upset of a top 10 team in the past two...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bank is open for Kris Dunn ... at least vs. Butler

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- On another cold New England night, No. 16 Providence was once again cold from beyond the 3-point line.That was until Kris Dunn connected on two threes in the game's final minutes, including a banked shot that gave the Friars the largest lead of the game with 1:13 to play.Dunn, had been contained for most of the night, but bookended an 11-2 run with a pair of 3...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Toughness: Gordon's Leadership Boosts Seton Hall in Upset over Providence

Derrick Gordon/usatoday.comby John Fanta@John_FantaProvidence, RI-- Derrick Gordon recognized Kris Dunn as the best player in the country on Saturday evening. But, unlike many of the opposing guards that Dunn, a National Player of the Year candidate has faced, Gordon isn’t afraid of the Providence star because he’s seen him before.When Gordon was given the start on Saturday...
Via College Hoops Digest
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft stock watch: Providence G Kris Dunn

There’s no doubt that Kris Dunn is an incredibly fun player to watch. He and teammate Ben Bentil have been instrumental in re-establishing the Providence Friars as a strong force to be reckoned with in the Big East, and odds are that the junior from Connecticut will make the leap to the NBA after this season. But, like any draft prospect, Dunn is a young man that teams should scout...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn's game-winner vs. Creighton

Kris Dunn caused a turnover, which tied the game at 48-48. But the Providence point guard had enough time left. The 6-foot-3 Dunn cleared space with Creighton's Khyri Thomas to sink the game-winner on Tuesday night kn the Friars' 50-48 win at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.Dunn finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
Via Fox Sports
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Providence G Kris Dunn is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

Providence Friars guard Kris Dunn has been named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week, according to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Dunn, a junior from Connecticut, averaged 23 points, eight rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game last week as Providence beat Butler and St. John’s to improve to 14-1 on the year and rise to No. 8 in the rankings. Dunn shot...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn, Jalen Brunson earn Big East weekly honors

Kris Dunn becomes the second consecutive Friar to be named Big East Player of the Week. The Providence junior guard began conference play by averaging 23.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game in wins over No. 9 Butler and St. John's.Dunn, the preseason Big East Player of the Year, is averaging 17.5 points, 7.3 assists and 6.4 rebounds per game this season, propelling...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn dunks over St. John's defender

More than midway through the second half St. John's cut No. 12 Providence's lead to six.In need of a spark, Kris Dunn scored eight consecutive points to put the Friars back up by double figures.Dunn began the individual rally with a 3-pointer. Next time down the floor, he used a flat screen from Ben Bentil to get into the lane. The 6-foot-3 Dunn rose up over the 6-foot-11 Yankuba...
Via Fox Sports
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Ben Bentil to receive x-ray on ankle

Providence Friars forward Ben Bentil will receive an x-ray on his injured left ankle, according to Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk. Bentil injured his ankle in yesterday’s win against Boston College and, hopefully, he won’t miss extended time. He is probably the most improved player in the Friars this year, posting 17.9 points and 7.2 rebounds in his sophomore...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 10, 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 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

Report: Providence players investigated for sexual assault

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, two Providence Friars basketball players are under investigation for a sexual assault of an alleged female victim which took place on campus in November. Rodney Bullock and Brandon Austin are the two named in the investigation. Back in November, both were susupended by the school. Austin […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
March 19, 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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