NBE Big East Stock Report: Week 9

dave@friarblog —  March 4th, 2009 11:30 PM
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BIG EAST Stock Report: Week Nine

7.  Providence 18-11, 10-7, Stock: Rising

Last game: W 73-66 at Rutgers
Remaining game: Mar. 5 at Villanova

Current Streak: W 2

Postseason Status: NCAA

Projected Big East Tournament Seed: 8

Strong Point: One of the deeper teams in the league, Providence is getting eight or more points from seven different players.  Even forward Geoff McDermott, who is averaging the lowest at 8.1 points, dropped double figures in each of his last two games.

Area of Improvement: Providence has pulled down nine or less offensive rebounds in their last three games.  They have also been out-scored in second chance points in each of those games.

Overall Analysis: Expect to see the Friars dancing in March even if they drop their season finale to Villanova Thursday night.  Just one win in New York City and key wins over Pittsburgh and Syracuse should just be enough to punch their ticket to the Big Dance.

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