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Friars Win: Creighton 71, Providence 85

1H 2H Final
Creighton 33 38 71
Providence 36 49 85

Stat Leaders

Points Rebounds Assists
Creighton Foster: 22 Harrell: 8 Harrell: 4
Providence Diallo: 21 Diallo: 10 Cartwright: 7

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Game Notes & Preview: Providence (13-6, 4-2) vs Creighton (15-4, 5-2) 1/20/18

Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center – Providence, RI

When: 3:00pm EST

How: CBS Sports Network (Tom McCarthy & Jordan Cornette)/CBSSN Live (Where Available)/WEEI 103.7 FM and Friars.com (John Rooke and Joe Hassett)/FriarTV

Tickets: SeatGeek

Game Notes

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Opening Line: Providence +3 vs Creighton 1/20/18

Providence has a record of 13-6 on the court this season, including a 4-2 record in Big East play. The Friars are 6-11 ATS. Creighton comes to the Dunk with a 15-4 record, including a 5-2 record in Big East play. The Bluejays are 11-7 ATS.

Kenpom has this game as Creighton winning, 78-75, and he gives Providence a 41% chance of winning.

The oddsmakers have weighed in on this matchup that tips at 3:00pm on Saturday:

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Providence Friarcast Episode 9: You Don’t Bleed on Purpose

This episode of the Providence Friarcast features a recap of Providence’s 2-0 MLK weekend in Big East play with the gang back together to discuss Providence’s win over DePaul on the road and their home victory over Butler on Monday. We talked the mic’d up broadcast at DePaul on Friday, how Ed Cooley has been focusing on shutting down the opponent’s top scorer and we previewed Providence’s next game against Creighton. We finished by revisiting an earlier podcast discussion from November: Rodney Bullock. Oh, and Emmitt Holt is back in school and Providence is now 1-0 with him back around the team.

Go ahead and give it a listen:

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Friars Win: Butler 60, Providence 70

1H 2H Final
Butler 29 31 60
Providence 25 45 70

Stat Leaders

Points Rebounds Assists
Butler Baldwin: 25 Baldwin/Wideman:7 Jorgensen: 5
Providence Cartwright: 18 Bullock/Young: 8 Cartwright: 11

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Game Notes & Preview: Providence (12-6, 3-2) vs Butler (13-6, 3-3) 1/15/18

Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center – Providence, RI

When: 4:30pm EST

How: FS1 (Tim Brando & Len Elmore)/Fox Sports GO (Where Available)/WEEI 103.7 FM and Friars.com (John Rooke and Joe Hassett)/FriarTV

Tickets: SeatGeek

Game Notes

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Opening Line: Providence PK vs Butler 1/15/18

Providence is off to a 12-6 start to the season on the court, including a 3-2 record in Big East play. The Friars are 5-11 ATS. Butler comes to the Dunk with a 13-6 record, including a 3-3 record in Big East play. The Bulldogs are 9-9 ATS.

Kenpom has this game as Providence winning, 74-73, and he gives Butler a 48% chance of winning.

The oddsmakers have weighed in on this matchup that tips at 4:30pm on Monday:

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