Confronted with all the challenges of social distancing and isolation, college basketball fans across the country are looking for some much needed love.
To help Providence College fans cope, YurView has decided to replay two classic games that are sure to put a smile on the face of every Friar faithful.
On any Given Night
At 2pm on Sunday, April 19, we go back to February 24, 2009 when a struggling Friar team defeated the #1 ranked team in the country at the time, Pittsburgh, in a dominating performance in front of their home crowd that ended with ecstatic fans storming the court.
Weyenmi Efejuku led the way for the Friars with 16 points and five seniors scored in double figures as PC cruised to the 81-73 win, toppling Coach Jamie Dixon and his squad from their perch as the nation’s top team.
It is easily Keno Davis’ signature win as head coach of the Friars as Providence upset the top team in the country for the second time in their history. They previously defeated #1 ranked Michigan on December 29, 1976, 82-81 in double OT.
Following the win over Pitt, 4pm we go back to February 23, 2011 where former Friar great Marshon Brooks enshrined his name into the history books.
In a herculean effort, #2 broke the BIG EAST scoring record with a 52 point eruption that nearly propelled the Friars to a victory against Notre Dame. Remarkably, 35 of those points were in the first half. The Friars would fall to the Irish 94-93, but Marshon would succeed in making a statement to the basketball world that he was one of the best scorers in the country.
From the Providence Journal:
“And when did he know he had something special going on?
“I looked up when I had 49 and it said I had just broken the Big East record,” he said.
“And what went through your mind?” he was asked.
“I’m hot,” he said.
Tune in to YurView for Friar Flashback
Sunday, April 19th at 2pm for these back to back classics
2pm Pitt @ Providence (2/24/09)
4pm Notre Dame @ Providence (2/23/11)
YurView channel 4 for Cox RI subscribers