The Providence Friars have officially ended their 2008-09 season by losing to Miami in the first round of the NIT, 78-66.
Jack McClinton, 1st Teamer ACC, scored a game high 25 points on a nasty 7-14 from downtown, including two clutch treys with under two minutes remaining.
Wey led the Friars in scoring with 16 points, mostly from the line (9-10). Brian McKenzie (!) was 2nd with 13 points on 4 three pointers! Let’s hope he takes that performance into next year!
PC played hard, but just couldn’t get closer than 4 or 5 points late in the game. The officials certainly didn’t do the Friars any favors, calling seemingly ever foul in favor of Miami. At one point, Keno Davis had to be held back by the assistants. Sean McDonough even said something like “well all the best refs are working the NCAA tournament…not to say these refs aren’t good”…Um, yeah.
Keno Davis subbed out each senior individually so they could get a nice cheer from the crowd, which was a nice touch.
The season is now over, but I hope you stick around the next few days, as I will post some final thoughts and give out some season ending awards.