Huge win by Georgetown against #7 ranked Michigan State at Madison Square Garden. This was the biggest factor in PC’s RPI making a solid move in the positive direction (other than PC winning on the road at DePaul). Yesterday’s overall results were 4-2 with Maryland, Kentucky, Maine and Georgetown winning and Boston College and Fairfield taking losses. PC’s RPI is now at 37 (was 47).
No impact games today for PC to make some RPI moves.
FriarTV has the game uploaded. You’ll now notice that the FriarTV page link on the top of the screen has every single game that FriarTV has categorized by Big East and Non-Conference.
PC got off to a fast start and scored 42 points in the first half. Their defense left a bit to be desired though as DePaul had a plethora of open looks from 3 and there were a few too many layups. The lead at the half was only 5.
The second half was similar to the first except PC’s shooting wasn’t as good but they managed to never get behind. DePaul managed to tie the game at 62 but Henton answered to get them back up and never look back.
Cotton put a nice exclamation on this one with a breakaway dunk in the last 14 seconds.
Cotton led all scorers with 28 points and also had 6 assists. Harris played a much better game and Henton was his usual junkyard dog self adding 19 points and 6 rebounds. Batts was disappointing with early foul trouble and missing some layups but he did take a charge late and grab a few rebounds to close out defensive possessions at the end of the game. All in all, a nice rebound game after the gross offensive performance at Marquette on Thursday.
The Friars will return home to take on a St. John’s team that beat Marquette handily at MSG earlier today.
Last night’s results were 2-0 with Brown winning against Cornell and Yale downing Columbia. PC’s RPI is now at 47 (was 47).
Two opportunities tonight for PC to make some RPI moves.
Per Jerry Palm’s “Palm Reader”:
Here’s how PC can boost their RPI today:
Boston College needs to beat Notre Dame
Game Info: BC@ND | 12:00 PM | TV: ESPN Full Court
Maryland needs to beat Virginia Tech
Game Info: MD@VATECH | 12:00 PM | TV: ESPN Full Court
Fairfield needs to beat Canisius
Game Info: CAN@FAIR | 1:00 PM
Kentucky needs to beat Missouri
Game Info: UK@MIZZOU | 1:00 PM | TV: CBS
Maine needs to beat Maryland-Baltimore County
Game Info: UMBC@MAINE | 2:00 PM
Georgetown needs to beat Michigan State
Game Info: MICHST@GTOWN | 3:00 PM | TV: FOX Sports 1
Where: Allstate Arena – Chicago, IL
How: Fox Sports Net (YES Network and other regional channels)/WEEI 103.7 FM
- Friars.com Game Notes
- Line opened at PC -3.5 but has moved to PC -5
Look for the Friars to get back on track this afternoon in Chicago. I think Kadeem Batts and LaDontae Henton will have strong days with Cleveland Melvin sitting out again because a of violation of team rules. The key for PC will be to not get into a hole early and the best way to do that is shoot better than 18%.
Prediction: Providence 69 Marquette 61
- Projo – Kevin McNamara – Friars Journal: Thin bench had PC on last legs vs. Marquette
- FanIQ.com – Midpoint Review – Big East
- Cox Sports has the recap and highlights here