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  1. Report: Two Providence players being investigated for sexual assault

    Mar 18, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT

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    The reason for the suspensions is now coming to light.

  2. Late Night Snacks: Fourteen teams grab automatic bids to NCAA tournament

    Mar 16, 2014, 2:57 AM EDT

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    Fourteen teams won automatic bids to the NCAA tournament on the final Saturday before the NCAA tournament.

  3. Big East Tournament: Cold shooting from deep costs No. 14 Creighton

    Mar 16, 2014, 12:09 AM EDT

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    No. 14 Creighton had an uncharacteristically bad night from deep, and it contributed to them losing the Big East title game to Providence.

  4. Big East Tournament: Providence removes any doubt, wins Big East title

    Mar 15, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    Entering the week as a team squarely on the bubble, Providence removed any doubt by winning the Big East championship.

  5. Big East Tournament: LaDontae Henton leads Providence to first title game appearance in 20 years

    Mar 14, 2014, 10:16 PM EDT

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    LaDontae Henton scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Providence to its first Big East tournament title game appearance in 20 years.

  6. Late Night Snacks: Seton Hall’s win over No. 3 Villanova highlights busy Thursday

    Mar 14, 2014, 3:11 AM EDT

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    A recap of Thursday’s action, including a big upset in the Big East and some important results involving bubble teams.

  7. Big East Tournament: Providence knocks off St. John’s despite mediocre outing from Bryce Cotton

    Mar 13, 2014, 5:33 PM EDT

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    Despite a mediocre outing from senior All-American Bryce Cotton, Providence held on for a 79-74 win over St. John’s on Thursday as the Friars won the Big East Tournament quarterfinal game which amounted to an NCAA Tournament play-in game for the two bubble teams.

  8. Five power conferences teams that could really use a conference tourney run

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:37 PM EDT

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    Every year, there are a handful of teams that could use a couple of wins in their respective league tournaments to gain entry into the field of 68. Here are five schools that need to string some wins together this week to feel comfortable making NCAA Tournament.

  9. 2014 Big East Tournament Preview: Can Villanova finally beat Creighton?

    Mar 10, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

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    Creighton and Villanova are the Big East’s two darlings, but which other teams are best positioned to separate themselves from the conference’s middle and earn a bid?

  10. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: Friars look to improve NCAA tournament prospects

    Feb 28, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Iona at Manhattan, 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2) The Gaels have already clinched the MAAC regular season title, but that won’t diminish the importance of this matchup of rivals separated by just ten miles. For the Jaspers there’s a lot riding on this weekend, as landing either the second or third seed in…

  11. Late Night Snacks: No. 20 Michigan takes control of Big Ten race

    Feb 24, 2014, 12:31 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Providence 87, Butler 81 Providence is one of many bubble teams looking to fight their way into the NCAA tournament, and they avoided suffering a tough defeat at Butler on Sunday. All five starters scored in double figures led by Bryce Cotton, who tallied 28 points and six assists. As a…

  12. Georgetown knocks off Providence to continue recent surge

    Feb 10, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

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    Georgetown looked dead in the water as of two weeks ago. The Hoyas had lost five straight games in Big East play and it didn’t seem like head coach John Thompson III and Georgetown had a lot of hope going into February. But after a win at Madison Square Garden over a top-10 program in…

  13. Improved defensive effort helps Xavier snap three-game skid

    Feb 8, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    With No. 6 Villanova and No. 12 Creighton not only headed to the NCAA tournament but in the process of fighting to earn protected (top four) seeds, the Big East has at least two teams who will hear their names called on Selection Sunday. The question at this juncture in the season is who else…

  14. USA Basketball names Billy Donovan Under-18 head coach, Sean Miller and Ed Cooley assistants

    Feb 4, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Florida head coach Billy Donovan is getting his roster together with the addition of Chris Walker on Tuesday night, hoping to make another run in the NCAA tournament. Following the season, Donovan will once again coach USA Basketball. On Tuesday afternoon, Donovan was named the head coach of the Under-18 team. Donovan led the USA…

  15. Late Night Snacks: Indiana, Oregon continue in wrong direction

    Jan 31, 2014, 1:38 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: UCLA 70, Oregon 68 It wasn’t pretty but the matchup between the Bruins and Ducks didn’t lack for drama. Travis Wear’s basket with 5.3 seconds remaining proved to be the difference as UCLA moved into sole possession of second place in the Pac-12. Wear (12 points) was one of three Bruins…

  16. College Basketball Week in Review: Bryce Cotton’s a star, Texas and Michigan surge

    Jan 27, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Bryce Cotton, Providence Bryce Cotton has been a really good player for the Friars for a long time, but since Providence has spent the entirety of his tenure on campus mired in national irrelevance, he hasn’t gotten near the amount of attention that he deserves. This week that changed. Cotton averaged 21.5…

  17. Providence in the mix atop Big East after beating Xavier

    Jan 25, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

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    Bryce Cotton finished with 25 points and seven assists and LeDontae Henton added 23 points and 11 boards as Providence won their fifth straight game on Saturday, knocking off Xavier 81-72. The Friars moved to 15-5 overall and 5-2 in league play, putting them in a tie with Xavier for third place, just a game…

  18. Providence knocks off No. 20 Creighton, wins third straight

    Jan 18, 2014, 11:16 PM EDT

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    One of the biggest questions entering Big East play was how would the three newcomers, Butler, Creighton and Xavier, adjust to life in a new (and more physical) conference. While the Bulldogs have struggled both Creighton and Xavier have taken to their new surroundings, with the Bluejays entering Saturday’s game at Providence ranked 20th nationally…

  19. Ex-Providence Friar Brandon Austin transfers to Oregon

    Jan 7, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT

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    Oregon head coach Dana Altman has benefited from transfer students, look no further than Mike Moser (UNLV) Joseph Young (Houston) and Jason Calliste (Detroit) helping the Ducks get off to a 13-1 start. Altman hopes that continues with the addition of former Providence forward Brandon Austin, who decided to head to Eugene on Tuesday night…

  20. Suspended guard Brandon Austin elects to leave Providence

    Jan 4, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

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    Just two days before Christmas, Providence College announced that freshmen Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock, who were suspended prior to the start of the season, would remain suspended for the remainder of the season due to a violation of the school’s Code of Conduct. With that ruling being handed down, the two freshmen had a…

  21. Duke Mondy making most of chance at Oakland

    Jan 3, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT

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    The college career of Oakland guard Duke Mondy hasn’t been an easy one. Mondy, who hails from Grand Rapids, MI, was recruited to Providence by then head coach Keno Davis. He spent his freshman and sophomore seasons with the Friars, but was in and out of disciplinary trouble there. Mondy was benched for the final…

  22. Derrick Gordon’s last-second bucket lifts UMass past Providence in overtime

    Dec 28, 2013, 9:37 PM EDT

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    AMHERST — Trey Davis told UMass coach Derek Kellogg he was confident he could take his man off the dribble and win the Minutemen the game. He did his typical jumpstop into a floater, but his shot came up a little bit short. Luckily the ball landed right into the hands of sophomore guard Derrick…

  23. Conference Catchups: Villanova rules again in the Big East

    Dec 26, 2013, 11:46 AM EDT

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    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Doug McDermott, Creighton…

  24. Providence suspends freshmen Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock for rest of the season

    Dec 23, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

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    The Providence Friars were dealt a blow for the Big East portion of the schedule as the school announced on Monday that freshmen Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock have been suspended for the remainder of the season due to a violation of the school’s Code of Conduct. Austin and Bullock were suspended indefinitely from game…

  25. Report: Providence’s Kris Dunn to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

    Dec 11, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

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    The resurgence that we all expected to see out of the Providence Friars this season looks like it may, once again, have to wait until next season. Kris Dunn, the top point guard in the Class of 2012, will miss the rest of the season to undergo shoulder surgery, according to Kevin McNamara of the…

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