Providence Friars Notch Key Non-Conference Win Against Texas Tech Red Raiders, 72-68

Providence was able to secure an absolutely massive win for the resume by knocking off previously undefeated Texas Tech 72-68. Don’t look too far ahead, but these wins out of conference are going to do wonders for the Friars as they head into the meat-grinder that is the Big East conference.

We revisit the keys to the game and highlight key takeaways from the game below.

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Friars Host Unbeaten Texas Tech in Big East / Big 12 Challenge

The 2021-22 Friars first real test came against against Wisconsin, and the Friars passed that with flying colors. This will be Providence’s first big test in front of a home crowd. PC will play host to undefeated Texas Tech on Wednesday night, and the Red Raiders will certainly be another litmus test into the quality of this Friar squad. Let’s take a deeper look into this one.

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Horchler, Watson Help Shorthanded Friars past St Peter’s

With Minaya and Goodine already out with an illness, PC guard Jared Bynum went down with an ankle/foot injury. PC led by one after the first half, and this felt like one PC just needed to survive and advance. Horchler and Watson went to work to punish a pesky St Peter’s squad en route to a 85-71 victory Saturday afternoon. Let’s look at the takeaways.

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Friars Looking to Bounce Back Against St. Peter’s – Game Preview

After losing in the Legends Classic to Virginia 58-40, the Friars have a key stretch of home games over the next 7 days that will go a long ways to determining where the Friars stand going into Big East play. After playing St. Peter’s, the Friars then play Texas Tech and URI. Each of these games will be at The Dunk, so the Friars have an excellent opportunity to rid themselves of the sting of the UVA game. The game is being played at 12PM EST on FS2.

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Roman Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper Recap

BOC and I really enjoyed our time in Newark at the Legends Classic despite the 1-1 result from the Friars. We met a ton of great people and despite the humble pie served by UVA, the Friars should feel good about themselves going the rest of the non-conference slate. Here’s all the content we’ve put out over the last few days.

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Friars Succumb to the Stifling Virginia Defense – Lose 58-40

In the final of the Legends Classic, Coach Tony Bennett and the Virginia Cavaliers showed their championship pedigree. The Cavs flexed their defensive muscles, shutting down the Friar offense to win 58-40.

Below, we revisit the keys to the game in our preview and detail where Providence went astray.

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Friars Look to Clinch Legends Classic Championship – PC/UVA Game Preview

Providence is looking to finish what it started last night by winning the Legends Classic championship against the Cavaliers of Virginia. Providence made the championship by defeating Northwestern 77-72. UVA defeated Georgia in the semi-final 65-55.

Game Details: 7:30PM tip on ESPN2, Providence favored by 2.5

We break down the Cavalier team and detail the keys to a Providence victory below

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Providence Continues the Hot Start to the Season – Beats Northwestern 77-72

The Providence Friars came into the Legends Classic looking to right some wrongs from past holiday tournament showings and are off to a heck of a start. The Friars beat a very strong Northwestern Wildcat team to advance to 5-0 on the season. They play Virginia tonight at 7:30 PM EST on ESPN2 in the championship.

We detail the win and discuss some takeaways from the game last night

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Providence College Takes on Northwestern in Beautiful Newark, NJ – Round 1 of the Legends Classic Preview

Providence starts its holiday tournament in a clash of undefeated teams, taking on 4-0 Northwestern. The Friars are playing their tournament not in Maui, not in Florida, not even in Charleston, but in the tropical urban area of Newark, NJ. Beggars can’t be choosers, I guess.

Below, we provide an overview of this Northwestern team and what the Friars need to do to start the Thanksgiving week 1-0 and 5-0 overall.

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Legends Classic a Big Opportunity for the Friars – Tournament Preview

Originally, the Providence Friars were slated to take on the likes of Gonzaga, Louisville and Oklahoma State in the Empire Classic. When it was announced the tournament would be held in Newark as opposed to MSG, all of the teams backed out. Looking for a new out of conference tournament, the Friars will join Northwestern, Georgia and Virginia in the Roman Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper.

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