PC – UConn Recap: Friars Snap 3 Game Skid, 70-59

It wasn’t the most ideal situation for the Friars to welcome back UConn. The team were losers of three straight and seven of their last nine. Instead of playing in a sold-out Dunkin Donuts Center they were playing in an empty Alumni Hall. PC certainly made the most of it with a hard fought and well earned 70-59 victory over the Connecticut Huskies. Here’s the takeaways from Wednesday late afternoon’s game

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Friars Lifeless 2nd Half Do Them In Vs Hall

Cooley Month is not off to a great start. The Friars fell to Seton Hall, 60-43 at Alumni Hall on Wednesday night, in a game that was critical both both teams. PC (9-9, 5-7) now find themselves losers of 2 straight, 6 of 8 , and with a .500 record. Let’s take a look at what went down.

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Duke Dazzles, Friars Fend Off Marquette in OT

If there are must win games in January, this may have been one of them for the Friars. PC went through a rugged stretch of the schedule where they found themselves losers of five of six. With Marquette having the same 8-7 record going in, plus the win over PC a few weeks back, the Friars had to win this one. Even though it took overtime they did just that, beating Marquette 72-63 at Alumni Hall. Let’s see how the Friars got it done.

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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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Creighton at Providence Preview

The Friars are off to a 3-1 start in Big East play and now have an opportunity to get their first signature win of the season. The #11 Creighton Blue Jays (7-2, 3-1 BE) come to town for a noon tip that will be aired nationally on Fox. The Blue Jays are led by preseason Big East POY Marcus Zegarowski and have a team that returned five of their six leading scorers from last season. Let’s take a look at some themes for this one.

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PC Outlasts DePaul in 2OT Thriller

If we know one thing about the Friars through 3 games into Big East play is that they have a flare for the dramatic. The Friars, down 3, were 16 seconds away from starting 1-2 in conference and Ed Cooley drew up a play for who else, AJ Reeves. Reeves is making a habit of knocking down clutch shots for PC and Friartown isn’t complaining.

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Big East Power Rankings As Conference Play Gets Underway

The non-conference schedule for college basketball has been a quick and chaotic one. Despite over 150 cancelations and constant scheduling changes due to COVID, the season has powered through and we’ve made it to conference play.

While there will still be non-conference games, Big East play officially gets underway today with St. John’s visiting Seton Hall and Villanova making the trip to Georgetown. While the conference didn’t have a great non-conference all teams are ranked within the Top-100 according to KenPom. BOC and myself figure it’s a great time to do another power rankings, so let’s get right to it.

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