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Providence Friars basketball recruiting

Friar Recruiting Update: Changes Coming for the Backcourt

The beginning of the off-season has been met with some quick changes to the Providence College basketball roster, especially in the backcourt. It began with Drew Edwards' decision to transfer, which wasn't totally unexpected given that he's immediately eligible at another institution as a graduate transfer and played relatively limited, yet consistent, rotation minutes. Improving their...
Tomas Murphy Northeastern Huskies

Northeastern’s Tomas Murphy Dances His Way Into a Family Legacy

When Tomas Murphy takes the court on Thursday afternoon with his Northeastern teammates against Kansas, it will be an indication that all is going according to plan for the sophomore forward. Kansas, a blueblood program ranked 4th overall in the Midwest region despite a subpar year by their own standards, is the type of program...
2019 NCAA Tournament New England prep players

New England Prep Players to Watch in the NCAA Tournament

If you're a New England basketball fan getting ready to call out sick Thursday and/or Friday for the NCAA tournament, here's all you need to know about where former local prep products can be seen during the big dance. Tuesday, March 19th 6:40pm - Prairie View A&M vs. Fairleigh Dickinson St. Andrew's alum Chancellor Ellis has seen...
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PC Friars Future Bright Despite Big East Tournament Loss

The 2019 Big East tournament has come to an end for Providence. After an exciting 80-57 win over Butler in the opening round, the Friars fought Villanova tooth and nail for about 33 minutes and even had the score tied late in the second-half before the Wildcats answered with a run that would eventually decide...
Nate Watson Friars

Friars Finding an Identity – But is it Enough to Top Villanova?

Providence College opened the Big East tournament with a commanding 80-57 win over Butler on Wednesday night. They'll have only hours to recover before returning to the floor to take on top-seeded Villanova. In a setting such as this, with virtually unprecedented turnaround time, the preparation becomes slanted towards a quick crash-course or review of...
2019 Big East Tournament

Who Needs to Win at MSG to Dance?

Villanova has lost four of their last six, Marquette has lost four in a row, and with that, the Big East Tournament is expected to be wide open. Nevertheless, those top two seeds are headed to the NCAA tournament no matter what happens this week in Madison Square Garden. There are five other programs though...
National Prep Championship Brewster Academy

Brewster Academy Crowned National Prep Champions Again

The 2019 National Prep Championship is now in the books with Brewster Academy taking their sixth national championship in the last ten years. This one though, was unlike the others, not only for the way in which it was won at the very end, but also for all of the ups and downs in the...
2019 National Prep Championship

2019 National Prep Championship Preview

The 2019 National Prep Championship will be streamed live on YurView.com and televised on YurView Cox channels 4 and 1004 Thursday, March 7 with games at 11am, 1pm and 7pm. With the various New England prep classes and leagues having all crowned their respective champions over the weekend, all eyes are now set exclusively on...
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PC Friars Struggles – Digging into the Numbers

Whenever a team goes through a disappointing season, there is always an internal audit that attempts to get to the root of the problem. Advanced analytics provide one lens with which to do so. For Providence College, who have a 5-10 Big East record with 3 games to play in the regular season, the statistics...
Big East Basketball Recruiting

Recruiting Analysis Bodes Well for Friars / Big East Next Season

While there's still plenty of basketball to be played this season, it's never too early to start thinking about next season. Thus is the challenge of a college coach, who must be fully invested in their current team but simultaneously planning for the program's future. With that in mind, here's a rundown of where all ten...