Found this on a blog called “Everything Hoops“….
9. Providence 10-4, 2-0 Stock: Rising
Last game: W 62-54 vs. DePaul
Next game: Jan. 7 at Cincinnati
Strong point: The Friars and their plentiful amount of experience, has helped them to a nice 2-0 start to the Big East, and fifth-best 78 points per game in the conference.
Area of Improvement: If Providence wants to be taken seriously, they will have to get better production from last years stars Geoff McDermott and Jeff Xavier. McDermott nailed his fourth double-double of the year vs. DePaul Saturday, but has scored in double-figures in just 3 of the Friars last 10 games.
Overall Analysis: Providence has gotten a lot better since that 70-66 home opener embarrassment to Northeastern. If Xavier and McDermott can get back to last years status, and Weynimi Efejuku keeps up his all-star numbers, there is no reason why the Friars won’t keep themselves at the top of the standings.