The Friars open up the season with a game versus the CAA’s Northeastern Huskies (1-1) at THE DUNK. In case you missed it, here is my writeup of Northeastern.
LINE: Providence favored by 12
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Friars.com has the official gamenotes (in PDF).
Checkout StatSheet.com’s pregame page
Listen to Kevin McNamara preview the game and the season.
McNamara also writes that a win for Bill Coen’s Huskies would be a huge win for their team.
CBS Sportsline predicts PC – 72 / Northeastern 64
Check out the Sports Network’s game preview
“Providence Crystal Ball” predicts PC – 95 / Northeastern 88
(Photo by Friars.com)
Its imperitive that Providence and Coach Davis get off on the right foot tonight. Northeastern is a nice veteran team that played really well against good teams in big conferences last year. They are definitely a tough opening game compared to some of the competition other Big East teams played last night (UCONN, Pitt, Nova, Marquette, St. John’s, USF, Seton Hall and Rutgers all won last night pretty big save Rutgers). It sounds silly to think of the first game as a must win, but the Friars really can’t afford to lose to lesser out of conference teams if they want to compete in the Big East. Sure they can put up a stinker and then keep improving as the season goes on and excel in Big East play, but Friar fans just want to see the Keno Davis era start on a positive note. I think the senior class will make sure it happens.