Providence Friars

Rich Gagnon
Scott McLaughlin
March 31, 2019 - 7:01 pm
Is history repeating itself? In 2015, the Providence Friars were one of the best teams in Hockey East all season, but an upset loss in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament put them on the NCAA tournament bubble and forced them to hope the results broke their way in the conference...
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John Rooke
March 18, 2019 - 3:06 pm
The National Invitational Tournament has been roasted, toasted and generally lambasted since being relegated to second-class status more than 50 years ago. The one-time, true national collegiate basketball championship is more often referred to these days as the “Not Interested Tournament.” It...
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Providence coach Ed Cooley
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John Rooke
March 17, 2019 - 9:53 pm
At the beginning of the season, the NIT wasn’t exactly the postseason tournament Providence figured to get into. After all, out of the 10 Big East schools, only PC, Villanova and Xavier had reached each of the previous five NCAA tournaments since the league reconfigured itself before the beginning...
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John Rooke
September 13, 2018 - 10:33 pm
At first glance, the new schedule for the Providence Friars looks favorable for a young team with plenty of talent, trying to reach a school-record 6th straight NCAA Tournament. Upon closer inspection, however, it appears that the Big East, once again, could also be primed to provide a tough-to-...
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Ben Bentil
Mike Petraglia
October 21, 2016 - 2:01 pm
In the effort to trim the roster down to the maximum 15 players by next Wednesday's opener against the Nets, the Celtics have said goodbye to another draft pick. The team announced Friday that Ben Bentil, the second round pick out of Providence this June (51st overall), has been released while...
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Providence guard Kris Dunn is considered the top point guard in the draft. (Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports)
Mike Petraglia
May 19, 2016 - 5:50 am
The Celtics may take a long, hard look at Kris Dunn as a candidate for their third overall pick in the upcoming draft. But the feeling may not be mutual. According to veteran NBA scribe and Yahoo Sports insider Adrian Wojnarowski, those handling the star point guard out of Providence don't want him...
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Providence advanced to the Big East semifinals with its big win over St. John's Thursday. (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
March 12, 2015 - 4:17 pm
You lose to a team twice during the regular season, you might have a little doubt creep in as to whether or not you ever beat that team. It's not that way any longer with the Providence Friars , as they trounced St. John's, 74-57, Thursday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. After losing twice to...
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March 11, 2015 - 12:31 pm
Providence redshirt sophomore guard Kris Dunn has been named Co-Player of the Year in the Big East, sharing the award with Villanova junior guard Ryan Arcidiacono. Villanova won the regular-season title, and will be the No. 1 seed in this week's Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. For...
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