Thanks to our friend FriarTV for posting a replay of Ed Cooley’s appearance on ROME – The Jim Rome Show – on CBS Sports Network:
And I survived 95 South last night. Here are some of my thoughts from the
extra long drive home last night:
- Lost in the frenzy of the Marquette comeback attempt in the second half was that Tyler Harris had a very impressive first 20 minutes. The redshirt junior led all scorers with 11 points on 4/6 shooting from the field and 2/2 from the free throw line. He also had zero turnovers, 3 rebounds and an assist in 15 minutes of 1st half action. That’s a pretty good half for anyone.
Continue reading Thoughts from the Road: Providence Survived Marquette
Despite a 28-point blowout loss at Villanova on Tuesday the writers and now the coaches have Providence in the top 25. The Friars moved up 1 spot in the AP poll to 24th while the USA Today Coaches poll moved Providence up from 27th to 23rd. As you might expect the last time Providence was ranked in both polls at the same time was the final poll of the 2004 season. Back then Providence was 21st in the AP poll and 19th in the USA Today Coaches poll.
This now means that Saturday’s regular season finale will be a face off of two teams ranked in the top 25 with Butler being ranked 21st in both polls this week. That will be the first time Providence will be ranked while playing a ranked opponent at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center since the fateful Pittsburgh loss on March 2, 2004.
The Big East
We are now just 9 days away from the start of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. There have been some critical wins and losses since my last update of the Seed Watch on February 25th. Let’s get right into it.
The first game of the tournament will be at 7pm on Wednesday, March 11th with another game that night at 9:30pm. All games will be televised on Fox Sports 1.
Here is where we stand through games on 3/1/2015:
Current RPI Update
- Providence’s RPI on 3/1/15: 21
- Providence’s RPI on 3/2/15: 22
*RPI rating courtesy of RPI Forecast
Review of Last Night’s Action
There were 0 games yesterday that could help boost the Friars’ RPI besides their own game at home against Marquette.