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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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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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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Coming off a Big Win, Friars Host UNH

The Providence Friars are coming off one of their biggest wins in what feels like awhile. PC did beat #11 Creighton in Omaha last year but this win feels different. To go on the road and beat Wisconsin to move to 3-0 on the young season will do that. This Friar team is showing real promise. Now the Friars look to carry over that momentum as they host UNH Thursday night.

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Friars Stay Undefeated – Beat Wisconsin on the road 63-58

The Friars got a statement win on Monday night with 63-58 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers. With the win the Friars knock off a top 35 team per KenPom and are off to their first 3-0 start since the 2015 season. That 2015 season the Friars would start the year winners of 14 of their first 15 games and a #8 ranking. It was also the season where PC won a NCAA Tournament game before bowing out to the home UNC Tar Heels. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Here’s our takeaways.

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Friars Improve to 2-0: Beat Sacred Heart 92-64

The Friars improved to 2-0 in convincing fashion Thursday night, albeit it took a second half surge to get there. PC overcame a lackadaisical first half performance to settle in for a 92-64 victory at the Dunk.

We analyze what went well and where things need to continue to improve.

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PC vs Fairfield Preview: The Return of PC Hoops

Well Friartown, we made it! It feels like an eternity ago but Providence College basketball will be returning to the Dunkin Donuts Center to play in front of fans Tuesday night! PC opens up against a familiar foe in Fairfield University. Not only did Ed Cooley coach at Fairfield before coming to Friartown, but the Friars played this same team last season in the opener. PC beat the Stags 97-56 last season in front of an empty Alumni Hall. Tuesday night PC will look for a similar result, but this time at the Dunk. Jay Young is back for his second year at the helm at Fairfield and he will be returning the same exact team this time around. Literally, the entire roster returned. Yet the guys at Three Man Weave project them to finish in last place in a stronger Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference this season.

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