Friars Win: Providence 68, (23) Creighton 66

1H 2H Final Score
Providence  29 39 68
(23) Creighton  36  30  66

Stat Leaders

Points Rebounds Assists
Providence  Holt: 18  Bullock: 12  Cartwright: 10
(23) Creighton  Foster: 18  Thomas: 9  Mintz: 4

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Game Notes & Preview: Providence (16-11, 6-8) at (23) Creighton (22-5, 9-5) 2/22/17

Where: CenturyLink Center – Omaha, NE

When: 9:00pm EST

How: FSN (Steve Physioc & Nick Bahe)/Fox Sports GO (Where Available)/WEEI 103.7 FM and Friars.com (John Rooke and Joe Hassett)/FriarTV

Game Notes

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Opening Line: Providence +8 at (23) Creighton 2/22/17

Providence is 16-11 on the court this season and the Friars are 17-10 ATS. Creighton is 22-5 on the court and 17-8 ATS. Kenpom has this game as Creighton winning, 79-69, and he gives Providence an 18% chance of winning.

The oddsmakers have weighed in on this matchup that tips at 9:00pm on Wednesday:

Opening Line

Providence +8

Opening O/U

148

Opening Moneyline

Prov +315/Creighton -375

Stay tuned for updates as the line moves.

NOTE: The line quickly moved to Providence +9 or +9.5 after opening at Providence +8.

Trends

  • Providence is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games
  • Providence is 7-4 ATS on the road this season
  • Over is 5-5-1 when Providence is on the road this season
  • Creighton is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games
  • Creighton  is 10-6 ATS on at home this season
  • Over is 9-6-1 when Creighton is at home this season

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Television Listings for Providence at (23) Creighton 2/22/17

This 9:00pm tip on Wednesday at the CenturyLink Center is Providence’s fifth and final game that will be on FSN this season. Every other game is on either FOX, FS1, FS2, ESPNU or CBS Sports Network and should be easy for Friar fans to track down on their TV dials.

These are the networks that will be airing the game. Check your local listings to confirm. You can click on any network name with a link for a channel finder based on your zip code and TV provider:

The game only appears available via the Fox Sports GO app if you have access to one of the above regional networks via your TV provider. You can also check in with FriarTV as he usually always has at least the Rooke/Hassett audio and most of the time has at least one option for the video feed.

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Providence to Host 2017 Greg Elliott for Official Visit

Corey Evans of Rivals.com tweeted on Monday evening that Providence is expected to host 2017 East English Village (Detroit) guard Greg Elliott this upcoming weekend for an official visit. This news comes a week after an interview with Elliott at Landof10.com in which Elliott indicated Providence would be getting one of his three remaining official visits. Evans also reported that Elliott will visit Marquette the following weekend, which is the final weekend of the Big East regular season with all ten schools in action on that Saturday.

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Providence Keeping NCAA Tournament Hopes Alive

With wins over two of the top Big East teams in their last two games Providence is keeping their NCAA Tournament hopes afloat, at least for the time being. The Big East is projected to get 4 or 5 teams in the NCAA Tournament this season and Providence is fighting with Georgetown, Marquette and Seton Hall to likely be that 5th team. The term “soft bubble” has been bandied about regularly the last few weeks with teams that are on the fringes of the field of 68 when bracketology experts put out their latest bracket showing rather weak profiles. Exhibit A: Providence. The Friars currently sport an RPI of 60 with a 3-7 record against Teams in the Top 50 of the RPI. They also have a 6-8 conference record. And yet, the Friars are “on the bubble” in many brackets like ESPN.com and USA Today.     CBSSports.com even has Ed Cooley’s bunch in their field as one of the “Last Four In”.

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