KRIS DUNN NEWS

Making sense of Chukwu

Former top 75 recruit Paschal Chukwu is transferring from Providence. Along with Tyler Harris, the Friars will be without two guys who could have been key cogs for the program.Luckily for Providence, Kris Dunn is sticking around for at least another year. But with teams like Villanova, Butler and Georgetown all looking strong for next year and Marquette juicing up their starting...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What should Providence do with their open scholarship for 2015-16?

With Kris Dunn announcing that he's back in the fold for the 2015-16 season, Providence has one scholarship left to play with.The question is: this late in the game, how should they use it?They are several tempting options, but the folks at Big East Coast Bias broke each and every on of them down.(h/t Big East Coast Bias)
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dunn making risky decision to pass on 2015 NBA Draft?

With the NBA salary cap skyrocketing in the next few seasons, most college players are looking to get into the pros as soon as possible.Kris Dunn appears to be bucking that trend.Despite being a projected lottery pick, Dunn is returning to Providence for the 2015-16 season. Some consider it admirable on Dunn's part, but there are also risks that go along with his choice.(h/t Bleacher Report)
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Fans take to Twitter to celebrate Kris Dunn's return

After Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that Kris Dunn is planning on returning to Providence, Friar fans took to Twitter to share their excitement.Dunn, who is projected to be a late lottery pick, was one of the best players in the country in 2014-15. With him in the fold, Providence has a chance to contend for the Big East title.
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn shuns the NBA, will return to Providence

Kris Dunn took the Big East by storm this season, but it looks as though he'll wait at least one more year to take his abilities to the next level.Dunn was a jack of all trades for the Friars last season, averaging 15.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. This is pure speculation, but Providence head coach Ed Cooley is likely jumping for joy somewhere.(h/t Zagsblog)
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence G Kris Dunn to Stay in School

It has been a long road for Providence guard Kris Dunn. After two years and two shoulder surgeries, he finally showed his skillset, averaging 15.6 points, 7.5 assists and 2.7 steals per game last season for the Friars and putting himself into the draft conversation, with some experts tabbing him as a possible late-lottery or mid-first round pick, as evidenced by DraftExpress.com...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn Decides To Remain At Providence

Kris Dunn has decided to remain at Providence for his junior season. Dunn was the highest rated underclassmen to have not made a decision on his future. NBA executives believe Dunn could have become a late lottery pick had he declared.
Via RealGM
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: What If The Lakers Get Pick 4?

(Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Senior Writer/Hoopstuff… After their failed effort in the summer of 2014, the pressure is on for Lakers’ management to make a big splash this upcoming offseason. Barring a lottery disaster (fingers crossed) the Lakers will keep their top 5 protected pick along with the late 1st round pick that they acquired from...
Via HoopStuff
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Kris Dunn

With an injury history, putting up big numbers against questionable competition, and loaded with potential, Kris Dunn has the makings of a Danny Ainge draft selection.Providence's Kris Dunn--who moved into the top-20 on SI's Big Board this month--showing some NBA stuff. He could climb quickly.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) March 21, 2015 Dunn's college experience has not been...
Via Celtics Life
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Dayton steps into familiar role with upset-win over Providence

Joseph Maiorana, USA TODAY SportsJust when it looked as though the second full day of the NCAA Tournament was about to conclude without a single upset, 11th-seeded Dayton downed sixth-seeded Providence 66-53 to earn it’s second victory of the tournament and a Sunday-stroll with third-seeded Oklahoma in the East Region. Playing in front of what was essentially a home crowd in Columbus...
Via Sports-Glory
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Stuck in neutral: Providence falls 66-53 to Dayton in NCAAs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Providence coach Ed Cooley insisted it was a neutral site even though it sounded anything but in Nationwide Arena. Dyshawn Pierre scored 20 points and Dayton rode a loud home-state advantage to another NCAA Tournament victory, beating Providence 66-53 Friday night. ''Like coach said, it was neutral,'' Providence's LaDonate Henton said. ''We could have put it...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pierre nets 20 as No. 11 Dayton upsets six seed Providence

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Dyshawn Pierre scored 20 points and Dayton rode a loud home-state advantage to another NCAA tournament victory, beating Providence 66-53 Friday night. The 11th-seeded Flyers (27-8) will face Oklahoma on Sunday night, with a chance to reach the round of 16 for the second straight season. Sixth-seeded Providence (22-12) could not overcome early foul trouble on Big...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Just like home: Dayton beats Providence 66-53 in tournament

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Dyshawn Pierre scored 20 points and Dayton rode a loud home-crowd advantage to another NCAA Tournament victory, beating Providence 66-53 Friday night. The 11th-seeded Flyers (27-8) will face Oklahoma on Sunday night, with a chance to reach the round of 16 for the second straight season. Sixth-seeded Providence (22-12) could not overcome early foul trouble on...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn Gets Denied by Dayton

Providence’s Kris Dunn thought he had a dunk after a nice cut. He thought wrong.   DAYTON https://t.co/SXkX68Kpna — SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) March 21, 2015 That block has been the highlight of a chalk day in the NCAA tournament up to this point. Dayton is trying to change that, leading Providence at the half.
Via The Student Section
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn Gets Denied by Dayton

Providence’s Kris Dunn thought he had a dunk after a nice cut. He thought wrong.   DAYTON https://t.co/SXkX68Kpna — SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) March 21, 2015 That block has been the highlight of a chalk day in the NCAA tournament up to this point. Dayton is trying to change that, leading Providence at the half.
Via Bloguin Best
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Maryland and Oklahoma Headline NCAA Tourney Games in Columbus This Week

The East and Midwest Regions will have part of their second and third round held in Columbus, Ohio at Nationwide Arena for the NCAA Opening Rounds. Providence will face the winner of Boise State/Dayton, Oklahoma faces UAB, West Virginia takes on Buffalo and Maryland faces Valparaiso. According to SeatSmart.com, ticket prices for the NCAA Tournament second session (Providence, BSU...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Four ways to winning your NCAA Tournament bracket pool

March Madness is one of the most exciting times in sports. Just about everyone fills out a bracket based off of things like favorite teams, mascots, color, or even a coin flip. Some people like to fill brackets out for fun, but many people enter pools and hoping to win the big bucks. So, it would be nice if there was some secret way to finish first, right? Well, maybe there is. Here...
Via Total Sports Live
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Bracket - East Region

As the 2 seed last year Villanova failed to make the Sweet 16.  This year, a better team and a 1 seed, the Wildcats will look to make a Final Four run, but will most likely have to face a Rick Pitino led Louisville team in the Elite 8 to get there.  Nova has not lost since January 19th, and has 8 wins against tournament teams since then.   View image | gettyimages.com ...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

tBBC 2015 March Madness Bracketology: East Region

The East Region may just have a number one seed that could exit the tourney very early with an NC State or LSU match-up looming for Villanova. They have not been past the round of 32 since 2009 but have been on a tear of late which makes it completely possible that I am wrong about them being an early exiting one seed. The lone B1G team in the region are the Spartans and they sit...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

East Region Preview: Something for Everyone

​ The East Region has a little bit of everything. Villanova, the number two overall team in the field, headlines the group. The Virginia Cavaliers, regular season champions in the ACC for the second year in a row, have built off of last season’s success and will look to improve upon last year’s Sweet 16 appearance. Northern Iowa, the newest Missouri Valley upstart, earned...
Via The Sports Post
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Popular Opening Round Upset Picks That Won’t Happen

Even as a fan of a perennial contender, my favorite (and I assume most people’s favorite) part about the NCAA tournament is the opening two days and the possibility of seeing upsets I’ll remember for years. It’s weird that we will remember certain games instead of others: I will always remember watching Northwestern State upset Iowa in the first round of the 2006 NCAA tournament...
Via Bloguin Best
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence vs. Boise State/Dayton– Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

PC’s Kris Dunn was Big East Co-Player of the Year The sixth-seeded Providence Friars out of the Big East conference will have to wait and see who they meet in the first round. They’ll face the winner of the Tuesday night First Four game between Dayton and Boise State.  Be sure to check out our printable 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket here. Date: Friday, March 20 Time: TBD...
Via College Spun
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Big East Tournament Takeaways

By Cory Pontarollo@cory_pontarolloNEW YORK, NY----The Big-East Tournament is an appetizer for all college basketball fans. It sure does hold the fans over before the real madness begins. Having watched over 320 minutes of basketball in the past three days, I was able to get a preview of each team from the conference that is going dancing, and how they will perform come next...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Villanova Heads to Big East FInals

The Villanova Wildcats defeated the Providence Friars in the Big East semis. The Wildcats led most of the game with Josh Hart and Daniel Ochefu leading the way. After a big Providence run and a Kris Dunn basket, theFriars tied the game with 12 seconds left. Ryan Arcidiacono hit two free throws with three seconds left to take the lead and win the game. Josh Hart led the Wildcats with...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Fourth-ranked Villanova escapes Providence in Big East semifinal

  Ryan Arcidiacono hit two free throws with 3.1 seconds left after a questionable foul call, and fourth-ranked Villanova escaped Providence 63-61 on Friday night to return to the Big East title game for the first time since 1997. The Friars' Kris Dunn, who shared conference Player of the Year honors with Arcidiacono but outplayed him Friday, made a layup off a turnover to tie it...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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