Friars Meltdown in Final Minute (And Ends BIG EAST Perfect Record in the Process)

dave@friarblog —  November 21st, 2009 3:36 AM
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Wow, that was just brutal.  What was an ugly game for most of the night, turned into a real back and forth game in the final minutes.  Providence found themselves down 1 point with under a minute to go, with the ball in the hands of their leader, Marshon Brooks.   Brooks (who had 22 points) lost the ball, which turned into an Alabama fast break.  Senior Sharaud Curry then had to commit a silly foul on the easy layup.  Alabama was up 4.  From then on, it was all just a blur, as PC continued to turnover the ball, and Alabama got easy dunks.  By the time it was all over, the Providence Friars had lost 84-75.  Good thing only 17 Alabama fans were there to witness it.

It was the first loss of the BIG EAST conference, as Syracuse upset #4 UNC, and Nova, DePaul, St. John’s, SHU all won — even RUTGERS won their game at the buzzer.

Jamine “Greedy” Peterson kept the Friars alive for most of the game, getting a game high 27 points and 14 rebounds.

Sharaud Curry was the real goat for PC on offense, as he went 0-9 from the field — his 3 points all came late in the 2nd half from the foul line.

Mikhail Torrance lead Alabama (2-1) with 26 points.  JaMychal Green had 15 points and 12 rebounds.

The refs called about 800 fouls, as 61 foul shots (35 for ALA, 26 for PC) were taken.

The Friars are now in 16th place in the BIG EAST at 3-1.  Har! (stole that one from @theuconnblog).

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