How ‘bout a nice side of links to go with that cranberry sauce?
AROUND THE INTERWEBS
The Providence College Friars have made 54 in-season tournament appearances. The team has posted a 69-51 (.575) mark in those 54 tournaments and has captured 13 titles. PC last made an in-season tournament appearance in 2007 when the team was 2-1 in the Puerto Rico Tip Off in San Juan. After opening with wins over Temple (66-64) and No. 18 Arkansas (67-51), PC was defeated in the championship game by Miami, 64-58. PC forward Geoff McDermott (New Rochelle, N.Y.) was named the tournament MVP
Thursday’s meeting is the first between the schools. Baylor is 3-9 all-time vs. current BIG EAST members.
The Bears are one of the country’s most athletic teams and are favorites to push Texas for the Big XII title this season.
“Baylor returns basically everybody of importance from a team that won 21 games [and] went to the NCAA Tournament, where it lost in the first round to Purdue”
“It’s going to be tough to play three games in four days,” Baylor guard LaceDarius Dunn said. “But we’ve got to take care of business. We’ll play hard and we’ll be motivated, and adapt to what we’re facing.”
The Friars have been unstoppable at the offensive end of the court, but this will undoubtedly be the toughest team they have faced. The Bears are suffocating defensively, and have plenty of weapons at the other end of the floor. It should be close, but expect the Bears to remain perfect on the year.