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Naismith Trophy midseason list announced

On Thursday morning, the candidates on the Naismith Trophy midseason watch list were announced.Of the 35 candidates, 16 of them were seniors (that doesn't include Providence point guard Kris Dunn, who is a redshirt junior). The last two winners -- Creighton's Doug McDermott and Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky -- were both seniors. Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield is well on his way to becoming...
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25 minutes 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...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sixers Big Board 1.0

We haven’t hit the All Star break yet, but when your team is last in the NBA it’s never too early to start looking at prospects. I decided that it would be a good time to do a first big board now that we have seen the college guys play more than just a few games and we are in the midst of conference play. Still, we are working on a pretty small sample size with a lot of these...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 3 Villanova too much for No. 11 Providence despite late rally

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Darryl Reynolds had 19 points and 10 rebounds and third-ranked Villanova held off a late rally to defeat No. 11 Providence 72-60 on Saturday.The win avenges Villanova's overtime loss at home to the Friars last month, its lone Big East loss this season.Ryan Arcidiacono added 16 points to help the Wildcats (20-3, 10-1) earn their 12th victory in 13 games.Villanova...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 3 Villanova too much for No. 11 Providence in 72-60 win

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Darryl Reynolds had 19 points and 10 rebounds and third-ranked Villanova held off a late rally to defeat No. 11 Providence 72-60 on Saturday. The win avenges Villanova's overtime loss at home to the Friars last month, its lone Big East loss this season. Ryan Arcidiacono added 16 points to help the Wildcats (20-3, 10-1) earn their 12th victory in 13 games...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova-Providence Preview

Ben Bentil's importance to Providence was evident in a surprising win over Villanova two weeks ago, and perhaps more so in a stunning loss last time out. With their star forward's status in doubt, the No. 11 Friars attempt to bounce back from a defeat as they host a third-ranked Wildcats team intent on avenging its lone Big East loss in Saturday's rematch. The Friars were flying...
Via AP on Fox
5 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 AP on Fox
6 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
8 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 Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

DePaul shuts down Kris Dunn with collective defensive effort

ROSEMONT, Ill. — DePaul got a bit lucky Tuesday in its 77-70 victory against No. 11 Providence. Friars starting wing Jalen Lindsey missed the game due to illness, and midway through the first half starting forward Ben Bentil, the Big East’s leading scorer, injured his ankle and did not play in the second half. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast Even so, DePaul needed to lock down...
Via The Catch and Shoot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: DePaul 77, No. 11 Providence 70

ROSEMONT, Ill. — DePaul recorded its biggest victory of the Dave Leitao Experience Pt. 2 on Tuesday, upsetting No. 11 Providence, 77-70, at Allstate Arena. The Blue Demons controlled more or less from wire to wire, leading for about 37 minutes of game time. Here is how the Blue Demons recorded their best win in recent memory.   Return to offensive rebounding dominance. DePaul...
Via The Catch and Shoot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Providence-DePaul Preview

It's been a month since Providence had a game decided by at least 10 points, but DePaul is infrequently one to cause such drama. The 11th-ranked Friars head to Chicago on Tuesday night seeking a smooth tune-up for Saturday's clash with Big East-leading Villanova while also extending one of their best road stretches in school history. Providence (18-4, 6-3) emerged from a three...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Providence's dynamic duo downs Georgetown

Georgetown had chances at knocking off a second top 10 foe in as many weeks, but Providence's Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil each scored 26 points for a 73-69 win.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
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 AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova-St. John's Preview

Villanova has had a full week to deal with losing a Big East game for the first time in over a year. For St. John's, the wait between wins is beginning to feel like an eternity. The sixth-ranked Wildcats look to start a new streak and extend the Red Storm's longest skid in school history when the longtime conference rivals meet Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. Villanova...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Providence-Georgetown Preview

Providence has been fairly solid this season down the stretch while Georgetown just turned in what could be considered one of the best clutch efforts in college basketball this season. The 10th-ranked Friars are one of four teams in the country that are unbeaten on the road as they face the Hoyas on Saturday night in a matchup featuring the Big East's top three scorers. Providence...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Big 2nd half lifts No. 7 Xavier over No. 10 Providence 75-68

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Jalen Reynolds had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 7 Xavier held off a late rally to beat No. 10 Providence 75-68 on Tuesday night, the Musketeers' first road win over a Top Ten team in 20 years. Trevon Bluiett added 15 points for Xavier (18-2, 6-2 Big East). With Bluiett battling late foul trouble and James Farr already fouled out, the Friars used a 16...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavier-Providence Preview

Providence would love to kick back for a few days and relish a week that saw it take down two ranked opponents, including a top-five team on the road. That's not the way the Big East works right now. The 10th-ranked Friars will be right back at it Tuesday night looking for another signature victory as they welcome No. 7 Xavier for the first top-10 matchup in the history of the...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Big East officials: Providence-Villanova game on as scheduled

Headlining the Big East slate on Saturday is No. 16 Providence traveling to No. 4 Villanova.The Northeast is anticipating a monster snowstorm, which could put Saturday's tilt between the Friars and Wildcats in jeopardy. However, Andy Katz of ESPN reported on Wednesday evening that Big East officials expect this game to go on as scheduled.Here is Katz full tweet:Providence is coming...
Via Fox Sports
21 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler drops fourth straight vs. ranked foe, 71-68 to Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Ben Bentil scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half, and 16th-ranked Providence rallied late to outlast No. 18 Butler 71-68 on Tuesday night.Rodney Bullock added 16 points for the Friars (16-3, 4-2 Big East), who improved to 3-1 this season against ranked opponents. It was Providence's second victory over Butler this season.The Friars fought through some...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler-Providence Preview

Providence coach Ed Cooley is tired of seeing his team battle from behind, although that worked out OK the last time his club faced Butler. His 16th-ranked Friars are still hoping to get off to a better start Tuesday night when they look to avoid their first three-game home losing streak in four seasons and complete a sweep of the No. 18 Bulldogs. Providence (15-3, 3-2 Big East...
Via AP on Fox
23 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Seton Hall-Providence Preview

Kris Dunn saved Providence at the end of another woeful offensive performance, giving the Friars a split of two games they would probably like to forget. Dunn and the 12th-ranked Friars will try to break out of their shooting funk Saturday while trying for a fifth consecutive win over a Seton Hall team trudging through a rough stretch of schedule. Dunn's fadeaway jumper at the...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Seton Hall Pirates hope week off gets them back on track

Entering Big East play, Seton Hall looked like a team ready to ascend to the top half of the standings.However, the Pirates got knocked down last week, dropping a hard-fought game on the road against Villanova, and losing to Creighton by double figures on their home floor. Luckily, Seton Hall had a full week off to regroup and prepare for a pivotal game at Providence on Saturday...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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