Report: Bryce Cotton to sigs Two-Year Deal with Spurs

In one of the bigger surprises of the day, Shams Charania of RealGM is reporting that the San Antonio Spurs and undrafted guard Bryce Cotton have agreed to a two-year partially guaranteed deal. Undrafted free agent Bryce Cotton of Providence has agreed with Spurs on a partially guaranteed two-year deal, league sources tell RealGM. — […]
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs Reach Two-Year Deal With Bryce Cotton

Undrafted free-agent guard Bryce Cotton of Providence has reached agreement on a partially guaranteed two-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told RealGM. The deal is expected to be formally signed on Wednesday, and the agreement calls for the second year to become guaranteed should Cotton make the roster out of training camp in October next season, sources said...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cotton, Durand Scott to play with Spurs at Summer League

Saturday afternoon a report surfaced stating the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs were trying to sign Providence undrafted point guard Bryce Cotton. The initial report didn’t clarify if Cotton was in discussions for a full NBA season contract, or just a “Summer Contract,” where a player would join an NBA team for training camp […]
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs one of two teams trying to sign PG Bryce Cotton

According to Shams Charania of, the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks are trying to sign undrafted Providence point guard Bryce Cotton. Undrafted Providence PG Bryce Cotton evaluating Spurs and Mavs offers and finalizing free-agent deal with one, league sources tell RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania)
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Cotton, Russ Smith Lead Celtics Workout Heavy On Scoring Guards

WALTHAM, Mass. – A guard-heavy collection of mostly fringe prospects jumped of the Boston Celtics’ pre-draft workouts Monday. Arizona’s Nick Johnson and Louisville’s Russ Smith headlined a group that was thin on first-round talent, but loaded with players who have local ties. None of the players in attendance is expected to go close to where the Celtics are scheduled to...
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz to host six players Wednesday in first pre-draft workout

The Utah Jazz will begin their annual pre-draft workouts Wednesday with six players who aren't exactly household names or penciled in as high picks. The group includes guards Taylor Braun (North Dakota State), Bryce Cotton (Providence) and Stephen Holt (St. Mary's) along with forwards Akil Mitchell (Virginia), Mike Moser (Oregon) and Ronald Roberts Jr. (St. Joseph's...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina's J.P. Tokoto Finishes Off the Sickest Spin Move With a Dunk

The Tar Heels were pushed to the limit against the Providence Friars in their Tournament opener Friday, and needed a little bit of luck (Bryce Cotton fumbling a long rebound) and a pair of free throws to secure the win, 79-77.Along the way fans were treated to some tremendous play from several players, but the play of the game (and possibly the tournament so far) has to go to UNC...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC survives Cotton, Providence 79-77 to advance in NCAA tournament

North Carolina survived a game for the ages from Providence guard Bryce Cotton, and when the Tar Heels needed it most they made shots from the free throw line in the final seconds of a 79-77 victory on Friday night in the NCAA tournament. UNC has been one of the worst free throw shooting teams in the nation this season, but junior forward James Michael McAdoo made one of his two...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Cotton’s 36 Points Not Enough To Lead Providence Past UNC In NCAA Tournament

Providence had a chance to upset North Carolina in Friday’s first-round matchup in the East Region, but senior Friars guard Bryce Cotton was unable to grab an important rebound in the final seconds and the Tar Heels escaped with a victory. No. 6 seed UNC (24-9) will play the winner between No. 3 seed Iowa State and No. 14 North Carolina Central in the third round of the NCAA tournament...
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Hits: UNC survives upset-minded Providence

The sixth-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels escaped 11-seed Providence in every sense of the word in the two teams' NCAA Tournament opener on Friday. The Tar Heels walked away with a 79-77 nail-biter in one of the most closely-contested games of the tourney's first weekend. Here are three quick observations from the game: 1. North Carolina's depth won out ... just barely...
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March 21, 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...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Podium: Providence

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. - The NCAA presents a full transcript of Providence head coach Ed Cooley and athletes Kadeem Batts, LaDontae Henton, and Bryce Cotton from the Friars' Thursday press conference...
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Previewing Providence

No. 6-seeded North Carolina opens its NCAA Tournament against No. 11-seed Providence, which won the Big East Tournament title behind its star guard Bryce Cotton. Tip-off in San Antonio is set for 7:20 p.m. ET and will be televised by TNT.
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence Beats Creighton To Win 2014 Big East Tournament

Providence defeated Creighton 65-58 to win the 2014 Big East Tournament. Bryce Cotton was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Doug McDermott, Austin Chatman, LaDontae Henton, Gene Teague and Semaj Christon.
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

East Region preview: Is Virginia a real contender?

TEAM TO BEAT: Virginia. The Cavaliers not only won the ACC regular season, but then went on to win the conference tournament.  I know many just didn't see UVa as a top seed, but this is a solid team that rarely beats itself.  I always say they just squuuuueeeeze wins out.  TEAM THAT WILL WIN THE REGION: Michigan State. I have been on the Spartans bandwagon all year long...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence 65, Creighton 58

Bryce Cotton scored 23 points and LaDontae Henton came up big down the stretch as the Friars upset the Bluejays at New York City's Madison Square Garden to win their first Big East tournament title in 20 years. Providence, an original member of the Big East, had only made the tournament championship game once before - in 1994 - but prevailed for the second time thanks to a terrific...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

BIG EAST CHAMPIONS! Providence wins title over Creighton, 65-58

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...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Big East Tournament Title Game Recap: Providence Defeats Creighton

  Providence 65 Creighton 58 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...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence beats Creighton to win Big East

Bryce Cotton scored 23 points and Providence won its first Big East tournament title since 1994 with a great defensive effort against Doug McDermott and No. 14 Creighton in a 65-56 victory Saturday night.
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss


Tournament MVP Bryce Cotton/ 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...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Henton-led Providence reaches Big East final

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.
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bubble Watch: Friars Control Their Destiny

Providence College will need to keep winning if they want to make it to the Big Dance (via zimbio) Some college jargon that has made itself popular is the term, “the struggle is real.” As for the Providence Friars, ‘‘the bubble is real.’’ If the Friars want to make their first NCAA tournament since 2004, a win Thursday night against St. John’s University in the (newly...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence 81, Marquette 80

Bryce Cotton capped a 25-point effort with the decisive free throws in the closing seconds as the Friars outlasted the visiting Golden Eagles in a thriller between Big East teams resting on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Cotton, who played all 50 minutes, hit 13-of-15 from the free-throw line but none bigger than the two he made after forcing a turnover with 10 seconds left and then...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence tops Marquette in double overtime, 81-80

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Bryce Cotton hit two free throws with 7.2 seconds remaining in double overtime to lift Providence to a critical 81-80 victory over Marquette Tuesday night. PC (20-10, 10-7 Big East) trailed by one in the second overtime when Cotton was fouled by Marquette's Derrick Wilson. The senior calmly made both to cap a night where he scored 25 points, 13 coming...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence 74, Seton Hall 69

Bryce Cotton scored a game-high 24 points to lead four players in double figures as the visiting Friars avoided a loss that might have crushed their NCAA Tournament hopes. Kadeem Batts tallied 14 points and 11 rebounds for Providence (19-10, 9-7 Big East), which is one victory shy of its first 20-win season since 2003-04. LaDontae Henton scored 13 points and Tyler Harris added 11...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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