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Providence Friarcast Episode 3: Does This Team Have Grit?

This week’s episode of the Providence Friarcast features a recap of Providence’s win over Rider and loss at URI, as well as a preview of their next two games against Brown and UMass. Mike, Brendan and Chris discuss the poor second half defense against Rider, the lack of toughness and grit at URI and whether or not there will be another big celebrity sighting at the Dunk after Evander Holyfield’s appearance for the Rider game.

Oh and a special shoutout to Doug Doughty of the Roanoke Times. Keep being you, Doug.

Go ahead and give it a listen:

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Friars Lose: Providence 68, Rhode Island 75

1H 2H Final Score
Providence 31 37 68
Rhode Island 42 33 75

Stat Leaders

Points Rebounds Assists
Providence Diallo: 17 Diallo: 7 Cartwright: 4
Rhode Island Russell: 20 Robinson: 11 Dowtin/Garrett:4

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Thoughts from the Road: All-Time Classic Game for Friars and Rams

This Thoughts from the Road: Couch Edition is brought to you from the insanely comfortable — and hard to get up from — couch at the Smerkers’. It is also fueled by trips to Anthony’s and East Side Pocket and Mollie’s buffalo chicken mac and cheese.

  • Ed Cooley was doing his best troll job by using coachspeak to call this matchup against Providence’s most-played opponent all-time a business trip and not a rivalry game. Cooley’s comments added a little fuel to the fire this year to a game that lost a bit of it’s luster when E.C. Matthews tore his ACL in URI’s season opener. The game certainly lived up to whatever hype there was and is garnering lots of national attention for how exciting it was and for the dramatic fashion in which the Friars won the game.

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Friars Win: Rhode Island 72, (23) Providence 74

Final Score
Providence 74
Rhode Island 72
Leading Scorer Leading Rebounder
Providence Bentil: 23 Bentil: 8
Rhode Island Terrell: 19 Martin: 8


  • Wow. That’s a rivalry game and the finish couldn’t have been more exciting. Ben Bentil saved the day with the game-winning tip-in at the buzzer off a Kris Dunn miss. Bentil led all scorers with 23 in the game, which makes this 5 straight 20+ scoring games for the Friar sophomore. He also led the Friars on the glass with 8 boards.
  • Kris Dunn had a season-high 6 turnovers but had some big-time baskets down the stretch. Dunn finished with 15 points, 5 rebound and 3 steals.
  • Junior Lomomba has a nice night for the Friars, finishing with 10 points on 4/6 shooting.
  • The Friars return to action Wednesday against ACC foe Boston College at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. That game tips at 7pm EST and is on FS1.

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