What This Game Means While these two teams are not in the same conference, this game has great meaning for each team, one way or the other. The other side losing the rivalry game is, for many, a muzzle on the smack talk for 11 months; an effective cease-fire. The Friars lost 77—79, but en route scored a career high 36 points, making him to 4th all-time leading scorer in history. Cartwright has started most of the season however Jalen Lindsey started the last game and Cartwright came off the bench. Height Weight Hometown Last School Nate Watson C Fr. Four former players or coaches—, , , and —are enshrined in the.
Bentil can play three positions for the Friars, center, forward and small forward plus he is a good shooter and loves to rebound the ball. They also were in the same neighborhood as Brown University play-by-play voice Scott Cordischi and Providence Journal columnist Kevin McNamara. Always an electric environment at either venue. The Friars have made two Final Four appearances in the , in 1973 and 1987. Two years later, Mullaney was hired as the head coach of the of the. While the Friars come in riding a three game losing streak, including a home loss to Brown University in their last game.
On selection Sunday, the Friars were given the 11th seed in the East Regional and faced the. Lindsey and Cartwright are both on here because it is unclear whom Ed Cooley is going to start. Davis was fired after the 2010—11 season. For the 1972—73 season, the team began playing in downtown Providence at the brand-new 12,000-seat arena, the renamed the Center in 2001. All-in-all, there is a deep history of brawls, buzzer beaters, and bragging rights when the Rams and Friars play, and the last few years have been no different. The atmosphere at the Dunkin Donuts Center should be electric. Over his time in Rhode Island he has seen the rivalry grow into something similar to what football is to his home state.
Success in basketball fell off after the 1998 season, with the Rams making the tournament in 1999 but losing in the First Round. Is the rivalry made great because of the recent successes of both team? I would argue that a rivalry is made great by the fans. Desroisers is a player that is mostly in the line up for his work on the defensive end and so like last season, he will be in and out of the line up depending on the situation. This Saturday the University of Rhode Island and Providence College basketball teams will square off for the 128th time in the history of both programs. They play their home games at the in.
Tyler Harris is averaging 13 points per game for the Friars, but Providence needs more out of him. Center-Carson Desrosiers Carson Desrosiers is a seven foot senior forward who last season finished fourth on the team in rebounding, averaging 4. There may be , but the rivalry remains. Both men share much more than just a common occupation. After a 10—16 season in 1978—79, Gavitt left Providence to become the first commissioner of the Providence-based. Martin is coming off a 13-point performance against Southern Miss.
The annual match-up is usually played in December and has produced many memorable games and moments for both teams over the years. In addition, two-time champion, current head coach , helped lead the Friars as a player to the Final Four in 1987. Providence has also won the last 7 meetings 2010-2016. But, it is often the case that one team is up and one team is down, or the other team is chasing the other team and it would be an upset if they got it. Both Cartwright and Lindsey have had their moments this year for Providence. For Rooke, growing up in Texas, football was the king sport.
This season, Lomomba has averaged 1. Prior to playing at the Dunkin' Donuts Center, the Friars played at from 1955 until moving to the Dunk in 1972. The Friars will be in good shape if Dunn can stay healthy this season. Rooke has spent the last 30 seasons working with the Friar program and the last 29 years behind the mic as the play-by-play man. Harris needs to be a bit more aggressive looking for his shot and taking open shots for the Providence offense to be successful. Deep in Enemy Territory Of all the responses I got, perhaps the most curious were the fans of one team who would attend the other school but remain loyal to the team of the school they were not attending.
McDonald, a member of the class of 2010, and Rooke, a member of the class of 2011, are both members of the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame. I think this is particularly important in this rivalry because of the proximity of the two schools and the size of the state itself. The Friars finished the season at 23—12 mark overall, the most wins in a season since 1996—1997. After defeating in the , the Friars reached the Elite Eight before losing, in overtime, to eventual champion. He finished his 10-year career at Providence with a 209—84.