The matchups for the bracketed portion of the 2017 2K Classic were announced via a release on Monday with Providence facing off against Washington and Virginia Tech and Saint Louis filling out the other half of the bracket. The Friars will also play Houston Baptist and Belmont in the campus site portion of the 2K Classic with the Houston Baptist game opening Providence’s season on campus at Alumni Hall due to a scheduling conflict at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The Friars game against Washington will be the later game at Madison Square Garden on November 16th. The Virginia Tech/Saint Louis game tips at 7pm. Both games will be on ESPN2 that night.
Providence’s opponent in the first round of the 2015 Wooden Legacy Tournament presented by DIRECTV — Evansville — has been known for a couple of weeks now. Today it became official with the release of the bracket for the entire field. Providence gets the Purple Aces in round 1 on November 26th with the game tipping off at 9pm ET on ESPNU. As expected the Friars would then play either Arizona or Santa Clara on November 27th.
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- Kentucky released their non-conference schedule yesterday and although we already knew the PC game at Rupp was November 30th, they also revealed that it will be at 2pm and televised on ESPN2. Click here to see Providence’s full non-conference schedule to date for the 2014-15 season.
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- PaintTouches.com – Andrei Greska – Big East, FOX Sports 1 ratings pick up steam in March
- Friars.com – Men’s Basketball Supports Donovan Lindo
- Friars.com – Men’s Basketball Banquet To Be Held Saturday, April 26 At The Marriot On Orms
- ICYMI – Listen to Coach Drew Maddux On Ed Cooley and Building Relationships