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2K Classic Game Notes & Preview: Providence (2-1) vs Saint Louis (3-0)

Where: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

When: 7:30pm EST

How: ESPN2 (Jon Sciambi & Sean Farnham)/WatchESPN (Where Available)/WEEI 103.7 FM and Friars.com (John Rooke and Joe Hassett)/FriarTV

Tickets: SeatGeek

Game Notes

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Friars Win: Houston Baptist 55, Providence 84

1H 2H Final Score
Houston Baptist 23 32 55
Providence 42 42 84

Stat Leaders

Points Rebounds Assists
HBU Caraher: 19 Caraher: 7 Bonds: 4
Providence White: 13 Bullock/Watson: 6 Cartwright: 10

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Providence Friars Look to Take Next Step in 2017-18

Providence’s 2017-18 season is just 4 days away with the season kicking off, along with everyone else in college basketball, on November 10th. The Friars will play their first game of the season on campus at Alumni Hall. It will be the first non-exhibition game that Providence has played at Alumni Hall since 1972, the year before the Dunkin’ Donuts Center — then the Providence Civic Center — opened downtown. The preview for the 2016-17 season read much differently than this one will. Providence was picked 9th out of 10 in the preseason Big East Coaches poll last October, only to finish 3rd and make a school-record fourth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. The 2017-18 season is expected to result in a fifth consecutive trip to the Big Dance. But with increased expectations come increased pressures. The college basketball odds  provide perspective on how different this season is being viewed. The Friars have odds of +15000, or 150/1 to win the national championship. Heading into the 2016-17 season the Friars’ odds were not quite as good at +28000, or 280/1.

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Exhibition Game Notes & Preview: Providence vs Baruch 11/4/17

Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center – Providence, RI

When: 2:00pm EDT (Make sure you set your clock back at 2am on Sunday when it becomes EST!)

How: Friars.com (John Rooke and Joe Hassett)/FriarTV

Tickets: Friars.com

Game Notes

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Exhibition Game Notes & Preview: Providence vs UConn 10/25/17

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT

When: 7:00pm EDT

How: Fox Sports GO (Jay Alpert & Stu Jackson, Kim Adams, Tarik Turner & Donny Marshall sideline)/WEEI 103.7 FM and Friars.com (John Rooke and Joe Hassett)/FriarTV

Tickets: SeatGeek

Game Notes

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Monday Friar Mailbag: Last 2018 Scholarship, Holt Update & More

Each Monday I’ll do my best to answer some of your questions. The below are actual e-mails and tweets from readers. In some cases I have cleaned up the questions for grammar and/or clarity.

After a week off while honeymooning, the Monday Friar Mailbag returns. I saved some questions from the last version that I’ll answer in this one and I got a bunch of good ones over the weekend. Providence now has a 4-man recruiting class in 2018 with the pledge of David Duke on Friday. A common question has been what will Ed Cooley do with the final open scholarship for 2018. Let’s tackle that first…

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Monday Friar Mailbag: David Duke Recruitment, 2017-18 Lineups & More

Each Monday I’ll do my best to answer some of your questions. The below are actual e-mails and tweets from readers. In some cases I have cleaned up the questions for grammar and clarity.

I got lots of questions about Providence native and top 2018 recruiting target David Duke. Let’s start there…

Tim C. asks:

Updates on David Duke? When should we expect a decision? Are the Friars still the front runners after he scheduled official visits to Florida and Virginia Tech?

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