Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Friars Beat Rutgers at the RAC

Congratulations to the young Friars and Tim welsh on an impressive victory.
Tonight the Friars stormed into the RAC and collected their second Big East victory with a 79-69 beating of Rutgers. The Friars came out playing zone defense and hitting everything on offense. The Friars were led by Donnie's 23, 8-8 at one point, and Herbert Hill's big 19. The Friars led by double digits for most of the game including an 18 point lead at the half. Maybe battling through the country's 5th toughest schedule has prepared these young Friars for the road ahead. We sure hope so because the road ahead is the #1 UConn Huskies.

-We all know that last weekend's games did wonders for the Big East but who could have imagined this one. Seton Hall (2-3 in the Big East) traveled to #15 North Carolina St and walked away with a convincing 83-65 win. The same Seton Hall team recently lost at Rutgers on January 7th.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Friars to Host #1 Team in the Country

It's official. This Saturday the Friars host the AP and ESPN USA TODAY #1 ranked team,UCONN. The game will mark the fourth time ever and the first time in 21 years the Friars host a #1 team at the Providence Civic Center/Dunkin Donuts Center.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Friars beat De Paul

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Lead by Randall Hanke’s 19 and Donnie McGrath’s 16 the Friars enjoyed a comfortable lead for most of the game, but they waited until the last seconds to seal their first Big East season victory. Weyinimi Efejuku gave the hungry Friar fans several gifts they will not soon forget. In the first half Juku threw down a vicious jam on a break away and was on the receiving end of a Sharaud Curry alley-oop. In the second half Juku sunk two free throws with time running out. The second free throw proved to be the game winner.

Up next for the Friars is a trip to the RAC to face Rutgers.
Next Saturday the Friars host UCONN. If UCONN claims the #1 spot in the polls this week, it will mark the fourth time ever and the first time in 21 years the Friars host a #1 team.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

WV 64 PC 48: Tim Welsh is now 4-16 in his last 20 Big East games.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Friars Fall to 0-2 in BIG EAST

Friars have a week of rest after falling short against Louisville. Great efforts by the young guys against the Cardinals as well as Georgetown last week. Let’s hope next week brings better results.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

PC Notches 7th Victory

The Friars ended their Non-Conference schedule posting a 94-81 win over the Loyala Greyhounds Tuesday at the Dunk. Another Geoff McDermott Double-Double allowed the Friars to withstand a very impressive 39 point attack by the Greyhounds barely 6-0 guard Andre Collins. Besides McDermott's 21 points the friars had 4 other cagers in double digit scoring.

Game Notes: The Dunk will begin renovations with the installationn of a new sound system. Just in time for the return of The Rick. We are very happy to report the first Fox Point sighting last night. Next up for the Friars is a trip to the MCI Center to play their first Big East game of the year against The Georgetown Hoyas.