ESPNU is televising both semifinal games as well as the finals which are all being played today. The first semifinal just concluded with Team Penny defeating Boo Williams 77-68. The second semifinal will begin shortly and will be NJ Playaz against Team SCAN. The winner will take on Team Penny at 3pm in the finals.
NJ Playaz features Isaiah Briscoe who was coached by Ed Cooley on Team USA in June at the FIBA Americas games. Briscoe cut his list shortly after that tournament and that list didn’t include Providence but Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal said “the Friar staff will now spend time working New Jersey guard Isaiah Briscoe.” I don’t know that it has played out that way so far but I would expect PC to have a couple coaches at this game because of Team SCAN with 2015 big man Cheick Diallo and 2016 guards Tyus Battle and Devonte Green.