Providence Friars Basketball Tickets
The Schedule in 2013
Though they are a small college in New England,
the Providence College Friars have a pretty impressive history in the NCAA, with an illustrious list of former players and
coaches. As a founding member of the powerhouse Big East Conference, Providence always plays the highest level of competition
year in and year out. Under current head coach Ed Cooley, the Friars have enjoyed success in both conference play and postseason
action. Coach Cooley has turned not just the basketball program around, but the city of Providence as well, who live and die
with Friars basketball. His incredible personality and tremendous recruiting style has made the hometown boy one of the most
respected coaches in the country.
The Friars jump right into the 2013-2014 season with a meeting with one of their biggest
rivals, the Boston College Eagles at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, a matchup that always brings the best out of
the New England fans who roots for these two great programs. Before Big East play begins, Friars fans will not want to miss
the non-conference matchup with the Kentucky Wildcats at the state of the art Barclay's Arena in Brooklyn, New York. That
is one road trip that Providence fans will not want to miss. Back home at Dunkin' Donuts Center, the Friars will take on a
talented Georgetown team on January 8th and the ever tough Villanova Wildcats on February 18. There are so many incredible
games on the schedule that Friars fans will be packing their home arena for every home game, especially when a postseason
berth hangs in the balance.
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 gameday 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. Don't miss out on the chance to see
a home game at Providence's number one venue when the Providence Friars match up against some of the best teams in the game.
The home crowd will show you why the Friar's have such an incredible home winning percentage!
stiff in-conference competition like Louisville, Georgetown, Connecticut and Syracuse, Providence always play games that matter
against teams that are always in the Top 25. With stars like forward Kadeem Batts, who won the Big East's Most Improved and
Co-Defensive Player of the Year Award, Providence is looking forward to another year of fast paced, hard nose basketball,
Big East style. The Friars are also leaning on another big year from Senior First Team All Big East guard Bryce Cotton, who
averaged just a hair under 20 points a game last year, while impressing fans and critics with his great ball handling and
sweet shooting stroke.
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
over the off season and new additions like Butler, Creighton, and Xavier, the Friars know that they need to step up to meet
the incredible competition.
Who is the court at Dunkin' Donuts Center, the home court of
the Providence College Friars, named after?
The answer is Dave Gavitt, a pivotal figure in Providence and Big East basketball
history. Gavitt helped form the Bog East Conference and became its first commissioner in 1979, holding the post until 1990.
This was a period of great success for the conference, withGeorgetown, Villanova, Saint John's, Providence,Seton HallandSyracuse
all making it to the Final Four during this time. Dave Gavitt lived and breathed basketball, also holding the role as CEO
of the Boston Celtics and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006, the first Rhode Island native to be enshrined.
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, and 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.
Fans of the Providence Friars are a passionate bunch, who know
the program's rich history and live and die by their current team. They pack the Dunkin' Donuts Center for every home game,
making it one of the toughest home courts in the country. Seeing a game in Providence should be on any basketball fans bucket
list because the school spirit and basketball IQ is unparalleled. Get your tickets to catch a Friar's home game today.