Providence Friars Basketball Schedule in 2014-15
The Providence Friars are looking to rack up the victories on
the court this season as they face some of the best teams in college basketball. The Friars have loads of talent on this year's
roster, and the coaching staff is looking to get the most out of the player in an effort to reach the top of the conference
standings. The Friars play in the Big East, one of the top conference in the sport of college basketball. Last season the
Friars were able to win 10 of their Big East matchups and 23 games overall. The Friars would love to see both of those numbers
increase this season, but it's going to take some good basketball against some tough opponents to make that dream a reality.
Providence will take on a host of top teams at home this season, and they'll need their loyal fans in the stands to cheer
them on to victory. You can be a part of it all when you head out to see the Friars at home this season.
will certainly be looking forward to hosting the Villanova Wildcats. Villanova was able to approach 30 wins last season and
finished first in the Big East standings, and they're sure to be a tough opponent again in 2014-15. Providence knows that
they'll need to bring maximum effort to the court in this matchup, especially on the defensive end. The Wildcats are probably
a more talented team, but team play and tough defense can outdo talent any day. This is sure to be one of the best matchups
to hit the court at the Dunkin' Donuts Center this season, so expect to see the stands packed to the brim.
will have another tough game coming their way when the Georgetown Hoyas make the trip north to hit the court at the Dunkin'
Donuts Center this season. The Hoyas have one of the best programs in the conference, and a history that includes some incredible
seasons. However, the Hoyas are coming off a tough 2013-14 campaign that saw them struggle against Big East opponents. The
Friars would love to capitalize on that and make the Hoyas pay, which would give this Providence team a big boost heading
forward. Make sure to take a look at the full schedule to see all the teams coming to take on the Friars at home this season.
Providence Friars Basketball History
Though Providence College is a small school of less than 4,000 students,
it has enjoyed an extremely rich NCAA Men's Basketball history and tradition. Legendary Hall of Fame coaches Lenny Wilkens
and John Thompson are proud alumni. Other former players include Florida coach Billy Donovan and former All-Stars Otis Thorpe
and Jimmy Walker. The Friars have made two Final Four appearances, an incredible feat for a small school, tucked away in New
England. The history of this program is far from written, with young talent and an incredibly popular coach working hard to
bring the Friars back to the forefront of college basketball. With a team that has a tradition of winning and another talented
roster that can get fans out of their seat in a hurry, the Friars definitely have no plans of going quietly this season despite
playing in one of the top conferences in the country.
There's nothing like being in the
stands when the game is on the line, so ditch the couch, brush off the potato chips and get ready to see a game you won't
soon forget. College basketball has plenty of great games on the schedule each and every season, from plenty of top-tier regular
season battles to Tournament clashes that you'll have to see first-hand to believe. These are some of the best amateur athletes
in the entire world, and you'll be treated to a show featuring some of the stars of both today and tomorrow as the Friars
look to give their fans another rim-rocking season of memorable moments. With stiff in-conference competition like Louisville,
Georgetown, Connecticut and Syracuse, Providence always play games that matter, often against teams that are always in the
Top 25. Fans who come and see the Providence College Friars play live will definitely notice this fast paced, young and hungry
team battling to rise to the top of the newly formed Big East. The conference made a lot of changes recently with new additions
like Butler, Creighton, and Xavier, but the Friars have again have a skilled roster filled with savvy upperclassmen and explosive
youngsters, making them a team to watch this season.
Providence Friars Basketball Trivia
When was the
first season that the Providence Friars reached the NCAA Tournament?
The answer is 1964. The following season the Friars
returned to the Big Dance and were able to make it all the way to the Elite Eight. The team would make their first final four
appearance in 1973. The Friars would love to book a return trip to the Final Four this season, and you can be there to see
if they have what it takes.
Providence Friars Basketball Fans
With the new and improved Dunkin' Donuts
Center as their home court, Providence College Friars make the most of their home court advantage with one of the loudest
and most passionate fan bases in the conference. Nicknamed "The Dunk", the arena has hosted some of the biggest names in rock
and roll history since its opening in 1972. Names like David Bowie, Roger Waters, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and the Grateful
Dead are just a few of the legendary acts that have graced the stage. With an $80 million renovation, the Dunkin' Donuts Center
offers fans an incredible game day experience, with state-of-the-art audio visual, luxury suites, world-class food, and comfortable
seating. Friars fans pack every home game, rooting on their team with an incredible enthusiasm that you're just not going
to be able to duplicate from home. When the game is on the line and the Friars are digging in, there is no better place to