Rodney Bullock’s layup with one second remaining proved the difference as Providence beat USC 70-69 for the Friars’ first win in the NCAA tournament since reaching the regional finals in 1997.
Providence upset #4 Villanova in Philly today (without a particularly good game from future lottery pick Kris Dunn) thanks to Ben Bentil going off for 31 points. These two here weren’t exactly highlight reel material for him, but Québécois point guard Junior Lomomba used his (apparent) psychic abilities to know that…
The 12th-ranked Providence Friars—I know, that sounds weird to me too—found themselves tied up 48-48 with Creighton Tuesday night, with just 15 seconds left to play. Fortunately for them they have Kris Dunn, a future lottery pick, to win games.
A baffling mistake by Matt O’Connor allowed the puck into his own goal and blew Boston University’s 3-2 lead on Providence in the NCAA national championship game. Kyle McKenzie would eventually be credited with the goal, but O’Connor’s boner only grew bigger when minutes later he allowed the Friars’ go-ahead goal…
Down four goals with almost 13 minutes left in Saturday's NCAA hockey regional semifinal, Miami RedHawks coach Enrico Blasi went full Patrick Roy, pulling his goalie in an attempt to pull off a historic comeback against the Providence Friars. It almost worked!
Providence coach Ed Cooley "earned" a technical foul late in the Friars' Round of 64 nightcap against Dayton in Columbus when his fiery timeout speech featured him tossing a chair to the floor. One official took offense—to equipment abuse, apparently—and charged Cooley with a technical foul, adding another Providence…
Providence coach Ed Cooley is renowned for his recruiting foresight, having helped land Craig Smith, Tyrese Rice, and other under-scouted players as an assistant at Boston College, but there weren't many layers for him to peel back with Kris Dunn, the most thrilling passer in the country.
Here you have WJAR sports guy Frank Carpano trying to deliver a live report on the Big East championship game for Providence's NBC affiliate. Yeah, there are some technical difficulties, but it's Frank's enraged thumb's up that we're laughing hardest about.
The nation's smallest state is home to four Division I men's basketball programs. As of right now, all four are in last place in their respective conferences: Brown is 1-9 in the Ivy, Bryant is 1-15 in the Northeast Conference, Providence is 2-13 in the Big East, and Rhode Island is 2-11 in the Atlantic 10. Jim…
Two Friars players were arrested early today for assaulting a fellow student. Why? Oh, the usual reasons. They were looking for someone to beat up, and he was the first person they came across.
One week ago, Pittsburgh was an unstoppable juggernaut asserting their dominance by thrashing a previously unbeatable behemoth. Today, everyone is scratching their heads and saying, "What's wrong with those guys?"
Upset brother, Jonathan Xavier, violated his probation from a 2005 drug conviction when he walked on court to yell at ref. [ESPN]
Former Providence Friar and ABA star Marvin "Bad News" Barnes has seen a lot in his lifetime and he would like to tell you all about it... right now.