Friars Beat #11 Creighton – Watson Dominates, Breed Emerges

The Friars (8-6, 4-4) really needed that one. PC was riding a three game losing streak that saw them get beat at the buzzer twice and then fade late against Marquette. It couldn’t have come at a worse time with road trips to #11 Creighton and #3 Villanova looming for the Friars. Similarly to last year’s squad, these guys know how to play when their backs are up against the wall. PC beat Creighton in Omaha Wednesday night with a 74-70 victory. The Friars really responded in this first of two road tests and you gotta give the players and coaches credit.

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Providence Recruiting – A Comparative Analysis to the Rest of the Big East

In the article written here about the importance of the 2022 recruiting class (https://theprovidencecrier.com/2021/01/06/why-stars-matter-a-look-back-on-recruiting-classes-showing-why-pc-must-continue-to-land-top-tier-national-recruits/#more-2939), we highlighted the noticeable downtick in recruiting over the past few years. A ominous sign for the future is that most of the Big East has improved its recruiting efforts, while Providence has seemingly taken a step back from years prior.

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Corey Floyd Jr. Commits to UCONN – Who are Next Targets?

Corey Floyd Jr., a 4 star combo guard out of New Jersey, chose the UCONN Huskies over Providence and a slew of other schools. If you recall from an article written earlier (https://theprovidencecrier.com/2020/07/20/corey-floyd-jr-offer-a-familiar-name/#more-2407), Floyd Jr. is a legacy recruit from when his father played for the Friars in the early 90’s.

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Providence Marquette Recap

The Friars and Golden Eagles met Tuesday night both in dire need of a win. PC had dropped their prior to contests at the buzzer, while Marquette was sitting at 6-6 after a loss against UConn where they held a 18 point second half lead. It looked as if the Friars were going to get blown out of the gym but responded and made it a game. Unfortunately they just couldn’t make enough plays down the stretch to complete a comeback and fell 69-79.

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