Really good in-depth preview of the BIG EAST
Here is their writeup on the Friars
Providence (15-16, 6-12)
I studied and played college ball in this mid-sized New England metropolis. A game at the Providence Civic Center (now I believe, the Dunkin Donuts Arena?) was the site of my first ever college game, but I have little feel on my old buddies, the Friars from down the hill. When I was there, the names of Dickey Simpkins, Austin Croshere, and God Shammgod were around, now… Well.
Luckily, my boy Allen did a few of their games last year…
“New coach Keno Davis will realize that the Missouri Valley Conference is way different than the Big East. Getting a healthy Sharaud Curry at point guard will help tons (the leader played in only one game last year.) His play will take lots of pressure of Geoff McDermott, who is perhaps the best passing forward in college hoops. Senior guard Weyinmi Efejuku is a nasty athlete, but the team is soft inside and that will be their undoing in the rough and tumble Big East.”