Real college basketball games are less than a week away, and with that means UPDATED KEN POMEROY PROJECTIONS!
If you take a look at the Providence team page, you can see a game by game projection with confidence ratings.
The projections have the Friars tearing through their out of conference schedule, only losing an away match-up against Boston College. I think they are not counting the final game of the Cancun Tournament, so maybe the extra loss (17-13 would mean they went 10-2 OOC) assumes they will lose to Missouri?
In BIG EAST play, PC is projected to win both home and home USF and Rutgers games, plus DePaul, Cincinnati, and Notre Dame (all home games). The only one that surprises me there is Notre Dame, mainly because I can’t honestly remember the last time the Friars beat the Irish.
7-11 in the BIG EAST? I would sign up for that record in a heartbeat thank you very much.
Here are some other fun nuggets:
Most likely OOC win: Prairie View A&M and Sacred Heart (both 98%)
Biggest OOC tossup: vs. Alabama (76-75 win at 55%)
Most likely BE loss: @ Syracuse (91-73, with a 92% confidence)
Most likely BE win: vs. DePaul (77-67 with an 84% confidence)
Biggest BE tossup: vs. St. John’s (76-75 loss at 47%)