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Friartown Fan Voice Podcast – Recruiting Preview plus News and Notes

The Friartown Fan Voice podcast returns for the first offseason edition to preview the first live recruiting period of April getting underway on Friday. I was again joined by Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket Times and we discussed a wide range of topics, including the commitment of Makai Ashton-Langford, the outlook for the 2017-18 roster, the 2018 recruiting class and more.

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You can submit your own questions and comments that could be answered on a future podcast by calling the Friartown Fan Voice podcast voicemail line at 516-500-PCBB or 516-500-7222, emailing me at mhopkins@pcbb1917.com, tweeting at me @pcbb1917, commenting on the Facebook page or directly in the comments section of this post.

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2016-17 Team Awards Given Out at End of Season Banquet

Providence hosted fans, parents, alumni and friends at their end of season banquet for the 2016-17 men’s basketball team on Saturday night. The event was held at the Omni Hotel and featured a visit from recently available 2017 top-35 recruit Makai Ashton-Langford and his family. This marks the third straight year that Providence has hosted a recruit the weekend of their annual postseason team banquet. Nigel Williams-Goss visited Providence during the end of season banquet in 2015 and Alpha Diallo attended the event last spring.

Here are the team awards:

  • Jimmy Walker Most Valuable Players: Kyron Cartwright and Rodney Bullock
  • John Zannini Coaches Award: Casey Woodring
  • Coca-Cola Most Promising Prospect: Kalif Young and Maliek White
  • Marvin Barnes Defensive Player of the Year: Alpha Diallo
  • Unsung Hero Award: Isaiah Jackson
  • Lenny Wilkens Hustle Award: Emmitt Holt
  • Ryan Gomes Most Improved Player: Jalen Lindsey
  • Thomas Ramos Academic Award: Tom Planek (3.74 GPA)

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The Other Shoe Dropped Against USC, Future Remains Bright in Friartown

Obviously the result of this game wasn’t what Providence fans wanted. The 15 point halftime lead never truly felt comfortable. That’s a product of watching plenty of Providence games over the years that has fans always waiting for the other shoe to drop. Usually that other shoe is a player transferring or an injury or a coach leaving that cripples the program in the short term and sometimes even the long term.

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NCAA Tournament 2017, Friars Lose: (11) USC 75, (11) Providence 71

1H 2H Final Score
(11) USC  29 46 75
(11) Providence  44  27  71

Stat Leaders

Points Rebounds Assists
USC Boatwright: 24 McLaughlin: 10 McLaughlin: 4
Providence Holt: 18 Holt: 11 Cartwright: 7

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Friartown Fan Voice Podcast – NCAA Tournament 2017 First Four Preview Edition

The Friartown Fan Voice podcast returns to preview Providence’s NCAA Tournament First Four matchup with USC in Dayton. I was again joined by Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket Times. Zach Helfand of the Los Angeles Times joined to give us some insight on USC’s team and season and then we discussed the coaching job Ed Cooley did this season to get the 2016-17 team from 9th in the preseason Big East coaches poll to a fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance.

Go ahead and give it a listen:

This should be available in iTunes so you can subscribe and be automatically notified when a new episode is uploaded in the future.

You can submit your own questions and comments that could be answered on a future podcast by calling the Friartown Fan Voice podcast voicemail line at 516-500-PCBB or 516-500-7222, emailing me at mhopkins@pcbb1917.com, tweeting at me @pcbb1917, commenting on the Facebook page or directly in the comments section of this post.

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NCAA Tournament First Four 2017 Game Notes & Preview: (11) Providence (20-12, 10-8) vs (11) USC (24-9, 10-8) 3/15/17

Where: UD Arena – Dayton, OH

When: 9:10pm ET

How: truTV (Spero Dedes, Len Elmore & Steve Smith with Ros Gold-Onwude)/March Madness Live (Where Available)/WEEI 103.7 FM and Friars.com (John Rooke and Joe Hassett)/Westwood One (Ted Emrich and Austin Croshere)/FriarTV

Game Notes

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WATCH: Providence News Conference in Dayton

Providence’s Kyron Cartwright, Rodney Bullock, Emmitt Holt and Jalen Lindsey will meet with the media from 1:35pm ET through 1:55pm ET. Ed Cooley is scheduled to meet with the media from 1:55pm ET through 2:15pm ET. Following this news conference the Friars will hold an open practice from 2:20pm ET through 3:00pm ET at UD Arena:

The Providence players are at 46:30. Cooley is at 1:06:20.

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