Providence Non-Conference Schedule Update

On Sunday night, the Providence Journal’s Kevin McNamara reported that Ed Cooley is “putting the finishing touches on a schedule “that may be too hard” and features home games against Rhode Island and Massachusetts, a trip to preseason No. 1-ranked Kentucky, a return to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for a game against Miami, and games against Florida State and Notre Dame in the Hall of Fame Tip-off at Mohegan Sun casino.”

This morning Jon Rothstein tweeted that the Miami game will be part of a doubleheader with Manhattan vs. Fordham and will be played on 12/22/14. This confirms a previous report from John Rooke who hinted at this last week.

Let’s take a look at what we know so far:

Home Games

  • Albany

2013-14 RPI – 185

2013-14 Kenpom Rating – 173

  • Brown

2013-14 RPI – 229

2013-14 Kenpom Rating – 160

  • Binghamton (Hall of Fame Tipoff Campus Site) 11/17/14

2013-14 RPI – 325

2013-14 Kenpom Rating – 333

  • Holy Cross

2013-14 RPI – 127

2013-14 Kenpom Rating – 157

  • Massachusetts

2013-14 RPI – 23

2013-14 Kenpom Rating – 54

  • Navy (Hall of Fame Tipoff Campus Site) 11/20/14

2013-14 RPI -321

2013-14 Kenpom Rating – 303

  • Rhode Island

2013-14 RPI – 155

2013-14 Kenpom Rating – 103

  • Stony Brook

2013-14 RPI – 165

2013-14 Kenpom Rating – 174

Road Games

  • at Boston College

2013-14 RPI – 207

2013-14 Kenpom Rating – 138

  • at Kentucky

2013-14 RPI – 17

2013-14 Kenpom Rating – 11

Neutral Games

  • Florida State (Hall of Fame Tipoff @ Mohegan) 11/22/14

2013-14 RPI –

2013-14 Kenpom Rating –

  • Miami (FL) – Barclays Center 12/22/14

2013-14 RPI – 110

2013-14 Kenpom Rating – 69

  • Notre Dame (Hall of Fame Tipoff @ Mohegan) 11/23/14

2013-14 RPI – 136

2013-14 Kenpom Rating – 99

That puts the Friars at 13 non-conference matchups right now with the possibility that another game could be added with a Big 10 opponent. If this is the schedule that PC goes to battle with next season, it is certainly pretty formidable with the two worst games likely being a result of their campus site opponents for the Naismith Hall of Fame Tipoff – Binghamton and Navy.

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