The Friars play Game #2 against the Ivy League’s Dartmouth Big Green (0-1) tonight at THE DUNK (7PM start). Providence looks to add their first win for Keno Davis after opening the season with a 70-66 loss against Northeastern. In case you missed it, here is my writeup of Dartmouth.
The last time PC played Dartmouth was 1993, when PC won 78-58.
LINE: Providence favored by 24.5 (PC is 0-1 ATS so far)
RADIO: WEEI 103.7 FM
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Friars.com has the official gamenotes (in PDF).
Checkout StatSheet.com’s pregame page
Listen to Kevin McNamara’s audio preview of the game.
McNamara also writes that PC is going to have growing pains.
CBS Sportsline predicts PC – 79 / Dartmouth 59
Alex Kellog did not play in the opener due to a knee injury. His status is unknown right now, as he was getting an MRI Monday or Tuesday.
Providence kicks off the first of three games that they absolutely have no business losing. Dartmouth, picked to finish in the cellar of the weaker Ivy League Conference, lost their opener to Army and was only able to muster 48 points. The Friars should have no trouble defending them, as they have very few weapons on offense aside from their top player Alex Barnett.
PC is going to be hungry after their openening loss, and should roll over Dartmouth. However, a simple win is not going to suffice. If we are going to forget about Northeastern, the Friars have to come out of these cupcake games with better foul shooting and ballhandling. The heart is there, they just have to execute.