Big East tournament: Full bracket & TV schedule

The 2015 Big East tournament will be held March 11-14 at Madison Square Garden, the mecca of basketball, with all nine games being televised on FOX Sports 1. Ed Cooley's Providence Friars won last year's tournament by beating Doug McDermott and Creighton, and they enter this tournament having enjoyed a second straight season of at least 20 wins. The Friars don't have Bryce Cotton...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

LaDontae Hinton's big second half spurs Providence past Miami

  Providence lost 40 points per game -- specifically Bryce Cotton exhausted his eligibility and Josh Fortune transferred to Colorado -- from a team that made a surprising run to the Big East championship last season. They then increased the difficulty of its non-conference schedule. ''Superman'' has made it easy for coach Ed Cooley to be thrilled with a 10-3 record. On Monday night...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Led by Hinton, Providence beats Miami 76-62

NEW YORK (AP) Providence lost 40 points per game - specifically Bryce Cotton exhausted his eligibility and Josh Fortune transferred to Colorado - from a team that made a surprising run to the Big East championship last season. They then increased the difficulty of its non-conference schedule. ''Superman'' has made it easy for coach Ed Cooley to be thrilled with a 10-3 record. On...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Getting to the NBA the Hard Way

The 2014 NBA Draft has passed, but the journey is not over for the players not among the 60 selected. Who are the top undrafted free agents from 2014? From Andrew Wiggins to Cory Jefferson, 60 players heard their names called on Thursday night, but every year there are athletes who slip through the cracks. Forced to make a team via impressive showings in the NBA Summer League and...
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July 01, 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 […]
Via Project Spurs
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

Jazz To Work Out Six Draft Prospects Wednesday

The Utah Jazz will work out six NBA draft prospects on Wednesday. The Jazz will bring in Taylor Braun of North Dakota State, Akil Mitchell of Virginia, Bryce Cotton of Providence, Mike Moser of Oregon, Stephen Holt of St. Mary's and Ronald Roberts Jr. of St. Joseph's.
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Point Guards in the 2014 NBA Draft

In the updated rankings, Australian native Dante Exum is the top point guard prospect in the 2014 NBA Draft, followed by Oklahoma State sophomore Marcus Smart at No. 2, and Syracuse freshman Tyler Ennis, who jumped from No. 7 to No. 3. UConn senior Shabazz Napier has used his dynamic play in the NCAA Tournament to earn a Top 5 billing. A couple of movers include Louisiana Lafayette...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: Iowa State Vs. North Carolina – Game Time, TV Schedule, Announcers, Line, Predictions

Twitter/@CycloneMBB Iowa State cruised to an easy win against NC Central, but suffered a big loss along the way, losing Georges Niang to injury for the rest of the tournament. North Carolina snuck out a close win against Providence, despite Bryce Cotton’s best efforts. The winner will face the winner of Villanova-UConn. Be sure to click here for more on Iowa State and North Carolina...
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March 22, 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

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 The game...
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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

NCAA Tournament: East Region Preview

East Region (Host: Big East Conference)Regional Location: Madison Square Garden (New York, NY)Top 4 Seeds: (1) Virginia, (2) Villanova, (3) Iowa State, (4) Michigan State Best First Round Games:(6) North Carolina vs. (11) Providence: A matchup of two of the best players in the country as UNC's Marcus Paige takes on Big East Tournament Champion Providence Friars and Bryce Cotton...
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March 18, 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 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

Big East Semifinals: Providence Defeats Seton Hall in a Battle of the Big East Old Guard

Both the "old" and the "new" Big East were showcased on Friday night at Madison Square Garden as two longtime members of the conference (Providence and Seton Hall) squared off in the first semifinal while the two Big East newbies (Creighton and Xavier) played in the nightcap. After the dust settled, it will be the Providence Friars and the Creighton Blue Jays in the final on Saturday...
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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

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 at...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

South Orange Blues: Providence Defeats Seton Hall 74-69

Bryce Cotton/providencejournal.comFriday brought another episode in Seton Hall’s shorthanded season as a Fuquan Edwin-less Pirates fall to ProvidenceBeing on the bubble brings make-or-break pressure. When the time came for playmakers to step up, Ed Cooley’s Providence Friars were there time and again. It was only a five-point game when the final buzzer sounded, but the team that...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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