Magic invite four to camp, all likely headed to D-League

The Magic are preparing to round out their training camp roster, and maybe add a few more to the Erie BayHawks while they are at it. Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel reports the Magic will invite Summer League roster invitees Seth Curry and Kadeem Betts along with previously announced signing Peyton Siva to the Magic’s training camp and, likely, preseason. Former Northwestern...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Invite Batts, Curry, Crawford, Siva to Training Camp

The Orlando Sentinel‘s Brian Schmitz is reporting that the Orlando Magic are inviting Seth Curry, Kadeem Batts, Drew Crawford, and Peyton Siva to training camp. Magic bringing Seth Curry, Kadeem Batts, Peyton Siva, Drew Crawford to camp. Then all could be headed to D-League assignments in Erie. — Brian K. Schmitz (@MagicInsider) September 16, 2014 Siva is of no surprise based...
Via Magic Basketball Online
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Summer League Magic Player Preview: Kadeem Batts

The 2014 Orlando Summer League begins Saturday. We’ll be taking a look at some of the Magic’s squad invitees. The list is subject to change, but there are currently 19 men on Orlando’s roster. You already know about Victor Oladipo, Dewayne Dedmon, and last year’s second round selection Romero Osby who is back after being cut before the ’13-’14 season began and spending...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic unveil 2014 Summer League Roster

Summer League starts Saturday at Amway Center. Eight NBA teams will send their squads of rookies, young players and free agents for a week of games. The Magic unveiled their roster Tuesday and it features some familiar names: Player Ht. Wt. Last Team Kadeem Batts 6-9 245 Providence (NCAA) Matt Bouldin 6-5 224 Ft. Wayne (D-League) Seth Curry 6-2 185 Santa Cruz (D-League)...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic release roster, schedule for Orlando Pro Summer League

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic have released their roster for the 2014 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League. The event takes place at the team's practice court at the Amway Center from July 5-11, 2014. The 25-game, seven-day event will feature the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 01, 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

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...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tar Heels’ Williams focused on getting UNC back on track

As the owner of the longest active stretch of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (20) and a spot in the Naismith Hall of Fame, Roy Williams has every right to be set in his ways. The North Carolina coach is busy preparing for Friday’s NCAA tourney games against the Providence Friars, but in a news conference on Tuesday, he went out of his way to say he’s more focused on...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence 79, St. John's 74

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via Grandstand University
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton 88, Providence 73

Doug McDermott set career highs with 45 points on 17-of-25 shooting, moving past the 3,000-point mark as the host Bluejays took down the Friars. Austin Chatman added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Bluejays (24-6, 14-4 Big East), who finished the regular season with wins in nine of their last 10 games. McDermott, who also grabbed seven rebounds, set the all-time record for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cotton leads Providence past Butler 87-81

Bryce Cotton scored 28 points - 11 straight in the first half - to lead Providence in an 87-81 win over Butler. LaDontae Henton added 15 points for Providence (18-10, 8-7), while Josh Fortune, Tyler Harris and Kadeem Batts had 14 apiece. Kellen Dunham scored 25 points and Khyle Marshall chipped in 22 for the Bulldogs (12-15, 2-13) who have now lost six straight. Butler trailed...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanova tops Providence in double OT

Villanova coach Jay Wright freely admits that he's still trying to get over the 21-point loss that Creighton handed his team Sunday. Fortunately for Wright, his players stayed in the moment Tuesday night through regulation and two overtimes against Providence. Playing their third road game in seven days, the ninth-ranked Wildcats persevered through a plethora of missed opportunities...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence 84, DePaul 61

Photo: DePaul Athletics Providence (17-9, 7-6 Big East) defeated DePaul (10-16, 2-11) with ease Saturday, 84-61. The victory completed the Friars’ season sweep of the Blue Demons, and the Blue Demons have now lost eight games in a row. Providence led 23-7 after junior Carson Desrosiers jumper seven minutes in. DePaul never again clawed closer than 10 points. Six Friars scored in...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence runs past DePaul 84-61

Bryce Cotton continued his superb senior season Saturday, netting a game-high 22 points and handing out six assists as Providence ran past DePaul, 84-61. The win snaps a three-game losing streak for Providence, which came in having dropped four of its previous five games. The Friars (17-9, 7-6 Big East) placed five players in double figures with Kadeem Batts scoring 15 points and...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgetown Wins 4th Straight, Tops Providence 83-71

photo courtesy: Washington Post The Hoyas got their revenge. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera‘s 22 points and Markel Starks‘ 14 points helped Georgetown explode for 51 second half points in a 83-71 win over Providence to avenge an early season loss. This was the Hoyas (15-9, 6-6 Big East) fourth straight win, moving the team into a tie with Providence (19-9, 6-6 Big East) for fourth...
Via Standing O Sports
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John's tops Providence 86-76

D'Angelo Harrison scored 22 points and JaKarr Sampson 21 as St. John's won for the fifth time in its last six tries at Providence on Tuesday, 86-76. The Red Storm (14-9, 4-6 Big East) placed four players in double figures. Rysheed Jordan netted 13 of his 18 points in the first half while Chris Obekpa contributed 10 points and five rebounds. Providence's Bryce Cotton...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence Friars Face Tall Task In First Ever Meeting With Xavier Musketeers

Life in the freshly pared-down Big East Conference is suiting the Providence Friars just fine. They’ve won each of their last four games straight up and against the spread, beating the Creighton Bluejays (–4 away) 81-68 on Saturday — Creighton’s only conference loss thus far — and following that up with Tuesday’s 65-56 victory over the Butler Bulldogs (+5 away). Those...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler stumbles late against Providence

The chance was certainly there, like it has been so often this year, and then it was gone, another setback in a season that has begun to slip away from them over the past few weeks. The Butler basketball team lost this one not in the closing minutes or in overtime – as is their custom this season – but in a pivotal second-half stretch that dug them a deficit they couldn'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence beats Butler to continue its roll in Big East

The hottest team in the Big East Conference? That would be Providence. You won't get any argument from Butler head coach Brandon Miller, not after the Friars posted their fourth straight league win 65-56 Tuesday. ''They are playing very good basketball right now. They're playing together,'' Miller said. The Friars (14-5, 4-2) were led by their 1-2 punch...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence beats Butler 65-56

Bryce Cotton scored 18 points and Kadeem Batts added 14 and grabbed 17 rebounds Tuesday night as Providence beat Butler 65-56 for its fourth straight Big East Conference win. Kellen Dunham led Butler (11-8, 1-6) with 17 points and Khyle Marshall scored 15. LaDontae Henton scored 14 points for Providence and Tyler Harris added 10 points despite picking up his fourth foul with 10...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Batts' 21 lead Providence over Georgetown 70-52

Georgetown's nine-game winning streak against Big East rival Providence is officially history. Led by 21 points from senior Kadeem Batts and 20 points from classmate Bryce Cotton, the Friars ran past the Hoyas 70-52 Wednesday night. The win is PC's first in three Big East tries while Georgetown lost for the first time in conference play. Georgetown hadn't lost to Providence...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NYE Big East Marathon Preview (Part 1): St. John's vs Xavier and Seton Hall vs. Providence

It's a new beginning for the Big East in 2013-14 which lost stalwart teams like Syracuse this season but held onto the Catholic Seven that stayed within the conference along with the additions of Butler, Xavier, and Creighton. The new look conference will begin play on Tuesday for a huge showcase that will be televised on Fox Sports 1 (The official television network of the Big...
Via College Hoops Digest
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Providence defeats Maine 94-70

Kadeem Batts and Bryce Cotton each scored 22 points as Providence rolled to a 94-70 victory over Maine on Saturday. A fifth-year senior, Batts notched the 1,000th point of his college career on a slam dunk in the first half. He joins Cotton and junior LaDontae Henton as current members of PC's 1,000-point club. Zarko Valjarevic led Maine (1-9) with 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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