Saturday, December 10, 2016



The 18th ranked Providence College Friars struggled at times in their opener, but were able to overcome a sloppy team performance with four starters scoring in double figures. Senior Larry Ely led all scorers with 20 as the Friars take advantage of their size in comparison to Winston Salem State who struggled on the boards all night long. Providence also got solid contributions from Bean and Roberson who both posted double doubles in the victory. Providence College will not get much rest and will be back in action tomorrow for their second round match up with the University of Buffalo. After their match-up with Bufallo, PC will head to the Madison Square Garden for the second portion of the tournament. 
2015-16 Recap

NCAA Champions - Villanova Wildcats 31-8 (14-4) Big East
POTY - Kordel Holbrook SR- Missouri Tigers 7' 0" C
FOTY - Dannorriss Montgomery - Duke University 6' 4" PG
COTY - Tom Crean - Indiana University

* Three freshman were chosen to the All-America Honors in the Big East including two First Teamers, from Butler and DePaul respectively. DePaul's Justin Shelton is only a Junior and was the only Junior chosen for an All-America pick.

* Rayle Konare a Freshman from Memphis University was the only Freshman All-America choice from the Big East.

* Butler was the Big East Regular season Champions with a record of 31-4 and (15-3)

* Big East COTY went to Jay Wright at Villanova.

* Big East POTY was Darius Basden at St. Mary's College.

* Providence College had one player featured on the Freshman All Conference team, as Shaddean Bean from Brooklyn, NY nabbed honors after averaging 6.6 PPG and 5.5 RPG.

Saturday, December 15, 2012


Providence too much for Monmouth
U.S. Virgin Islands

Providence led from the beginning and never looked back as they beat up on the overmatch Hawks. Many thought this would be a trap game for the Friars looking ahead to Kansas, but they dismissed this thought early building a 53-23 lead by halftime. The Friars were lead by LaDontae Henton who scored 21 points. Carson Desrosiers also had a good game for the Friars scoring 12 points, but did not miss from the field. Kadeem Batts also had a good game coming off the bench scoring 15 points and adding 7 rebounds.

Up next for the Friars is the 11th ranked Kansas Jayhawks who enter the game 2-0.

Providence shows off the new troops in fashion
Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Center

When Ricky Ledo signed with the Friars in 2012 the buzz around Providence was crazy. Tonight may have been his debut, but everyone will be talking about the performances of Kris Dunn and Bryce Cotton. Bryce Cotton may have scored 30 tonight if it wasn't for early foul trouble that plagued him throughout the game. He still finished with 22 points on 7-9 from three point range. The senior from Phoenix, AZ said he was prepared to get more open looks this year with the other threats the Friars have and he was correct. Providence also saw second team Big East Junior LaDaontae Henton have a solid start to the year with 10 points and 7 boards. The story of the night however was Sophmore Kris Dunn who has 14 assists and only 4 turnovers. Dunn played like a coach on the floor tonight and it made fans in Providence feel a little better about losing Vincent Council to the NBA Draft. Josh Fortune the Sophmore from Virginia also had himself a great game. Fortune was not expected to get much time due to so many returning players however he came off the bench and went 4-4 from the field scoring 9 points and fueling a run that seperated Providence from UNH.

Up next for Providence is a trip to the Virgin Islands where they will open against New Jersey's Monmouth which could lead to a game versus #11 Kansas in the second round.

Top Performers
Bryce Cotton - PC - 22 pts. 7-9 (3 pointers)
Kris Dunn - PC - 5 pts. 14 ast.
Garret Jones - UNH - 12 pts. 6 ast.
Frank Okeke - UNH - 12 pts.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The most anticipated year in PC history just got better

Providence, RI -

The Providence Friars made a great run to the Elite 8, but were haulted by a hot Florida team from the SEC. Providence will however get another shot at the Gators in December when they travel to Gainesville to face them in the SEC v. Big East Challenge. Florida who is ranked #2 in the preseason poll will certainly be a great opponent for a Providence team that sits just outside the Top 25.

Providence will also have some great games scheduled for the Big East portion topped with a trip to Chestnut Hill to face the Eagles of Boston College who is a surprising 9th in the nation.
2013 Top Recruiting Classes
1. Memphis
2. Duke
3. Syracuse
4. Arizona
5. Marquette
6. Kentucky
7. Louisville
8. Kansas
9. Illinois
10. Stanford
11. Washington
12. Kansas St.
13. Villanova
14. Texas
15. Pittsburgh
2012-13 Season Wrap Up

National Champion - Kentucky 35-5

POTY - DeShaun Thomas JR - 23.9 PPG 7.5 RPG (Ohio State)

Mid-Major POTY - Doug McDermott JR - 26.4 PPG 8.5 RPG (Creighton)

COTY - John Calipari (Kentucky)

Defensive POTY - Nerlens Noel FR (Kentucky)

BMOTY - DeShaun Thomas JR (Ohio State)

FOTY - Isaiah Austin FR - 20.6 PPG 6.9 RPG (Baylor)

First Team All America
SR - PG Kenny Boynton (Florida)
SR - SG Michael Snaer (Florida State)
JR - SF Doug McDermott (Creighton)
JR - PF DeShaun Thomas (Ohio State)
FR - C Isaiah Austin (Baylor)

Second Team All America
SR - PG Seth Curry (Duke)
SR - SG Colt Ryan (Evansville)
JR - SF Allen Crabbe (California)
SO - PF James Mcadoo (UNC)
SR - C Brandon Davies (BYU)

Freshman All America
PG - Marcus Paige (UNC)
SG - Archie Goodwin (Kentucky)
SF - Ben Mclemore (Kansas)
PF - Nerlens Noel (Kentucky)
C - Isaiah Austin (Baylor)

Big East Awards
POTY - Sean Kilpatrick 20.3 PPG (Cincinnati)

FOTY - Steve Taylor 10.7 PPG (Marquette)

First Team All Conference
JR - PG Shabazz Napier (UConn)
SO - SG D'Angelo Harrison (St. John's)
JR - SF Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati)
SO - PF Ryan Anderson (Boston College)
SR - C Keith Clanton (UCF)

Second Team All Conference
SR - PG Peyton Silva (Louisville)
JR - SG Vander Blue (Marquette)
SO - SF LaDontae Henton (Providence)
JR - PF Cleveland Melvin (DePaul)
SR - C Mouphtaou Yarai (Villanova)

Freshman All Conference
PG - Daiquan Walker (UCF)
SG - D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Georgetown)
SF - Shaquille Thomas (Cincinnati)
PF - Steve Taylor (Marquette)
C - Chris Obekpa (St. John's)