#83 Providence Friars: College Basketball 111 in 111

Providence Friars mascot

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

I was planning on the Providence Friars being one of my sleeper teams this season but with the recent ruling that freshman Ricardo Ledo will be ineligible for this season and the injury to fellow newcomer Kris Dunn, Ed Cooley’s team drops several spots.

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College Basketball 111 in 111: #105 Providence Friars

Providence Friars mascot

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

After a successful stint at Fairfield, Ed Cooley takes over for Keno Davis as the head coach of the Providence Friars.  Cooley’s unenviable mission will be to try and change the culture of a program that fails to stack up against most of its Big East counterparts… Oh, and replace the second leading scorer in the nation, Marshon Brooks.

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99 in 99: #91 Providence Friars

Providence logo

Believe it or not, the Providence Friars were actually a fun to team to watch last season.  Not because they scored a lot of points, because they played ZERO defense and other Big East teams had a field day running up and down the floor on them.

Our 99 team college basketball previews in 99 days continues with the Friars who certainly had their share of issues this off-season.  Click here to check out the in-depth previews of the teams we have already broken down.

By: David Kay
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