The College Blog

March 13, 2016 - 5:44 pm
For a third straight year, the Providence Friars are making their way into the NCAA men's basketball tournament. But unlike the last two seasons, if appearances and initial impressions mean anything, these Friars are set upon making this strictly a business trip. Providence was selected to play in...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 13, 2016 - 3:58 pm
It's rare that someone calls hockey "a game of inches" and it's not an eye roll-inducing cliché. Sunday's Game 3 between Boston College and Vermont was one of those games where it was a perfectly appropriate term to use, though. Two and a half minutes into overtime, Vermont's Mario Puskarich threw...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 12, 2016 - 5:27 pm
LOWELL -- What was supposed to be the marquee series of the Hockey East tournament came to a rather anticlimactic end thanks to a dominant performance from UMass Lowell. The fourth-seeded River Hawks never gave fifth-seeded Boston University a chance to force a Game 3, as they took control of...
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March 12, 2016 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK -- If you go by tournament seedings, No. 3 Seton Hall's win over No. 1 Villanova on Saturday night could be described as an upset. But if you had the chance to watch the Pirates play against the Wildcats -- or really, watch any of the college basketball postseason play thus far around the...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 11, 2016 - 6:13 pm
LOWELL -- Boston University dominated 5-on-5 play Friday night, but UMass Lowell dominated special teams, and that's what wound up deciding Game 1 of their Hockey East quarterfinal series. The River Hawks scored a pair of power-play goals, the second of which proved to be the game-winner, while...
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Providence's Rodney Bullock (5) and Junior Lomomba (32) battle for a rebound during Friday's loss to Villanova. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports)
March 11, 2016 - 5:18 pm
NEW YORK -- Perhaps it was just a case of too much "wild" in Villanova's Wildcats for the Providence Friars to handle Friday night. Or it could have been the Wildcats' defensive scheme, set up to slow down the Friars' Ben Bentil after a 38-point performance in a win over Butler the day before...
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March 10, 2016 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK -- Perhaps Ben Bentil was a bit upset with his teammate being named Player of the Year? There's no denying Kris Dunn's honor from the Big East coaches, of course. But Bentil, the sophomore from Wilmington, Delaware, made his presence felt early and often Thursday afternoon at Madison...
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March 09, 2016 - 5:43 pm
Malachi Alexander hit 6-of-7 3-pointers and scored 26 points as ninth-seeded Holy Cross, which did not win a road game in the Patriot League during the regular season, won its fourth straight away from home in the conference tournament, a 59-56 victory over second-seeded Lehigh in Bethlehem,...
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March 09, 2016 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK -- It's fairly safe to say the Providence College basketball program has had some good days in the past, but nothing quite like what happened Wednesday. In a mild surprise, PC junior guard Kris Dunn was named a repeat winner of the Big East's Player of the Year award, repeating the honor...
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March 09, 2016 - 6:43 am
Wide open? Probably, but with a catch. That's the prevailing feeling among the 10 teams in the Big East Conference, as they make their way into New York's Madison Square Garden for the 2016 Big East Tournament. Of the 10, at least eight may have a chance to call themselves champions by Saturday...
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