Friars Links 11.30.11

dave@friarblog —  November 30th, 2011 9:05 PM —  Comments
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Friar Basketball: Friar Foursome Downs Holy Cross

Remember when Gerard Coleman was coming off the bench? LOL.

Coleman continues to emerge as an all-around player under Ed Cooley.  After an 18 point, eight rebound, six assist, three steal effort, the sophomore has now grabbed at least seven rebounds in four games this season.  Five of those rebounds were on the offensive end, as Coleman was far more assertive in his decision making and taking it to the rim on Tuesday night.  Often over the past year Coleman has been caught between taking the ball all the way to the rim and trying to convert floaters, but on this night he took the ball all the way to the rim with conviction and the result was an 8-13 shooting performance from the field.  His confidence continues to g

GoLocalProv: PC pushes past Holy Cross

Listening to the game last night, I didn’t hear Joe Hassett yell at the refs like he did in South Padres Island. Disappointing.

Providence scored a total of 34 field goals (in 66 attempts, 51.5%), which was a season high…20 of those came in the first half. By contrast, in the win over Southern, the Friars managed to score just 13 field goals for the entire 40 minute game

Pawtucket TimesFriars outlast Holy Cross, 82-77

Until Batts comes back, it’s going to be musical chairs for that 5th start since the BIG 4 seemed pretty locked in.

Sophomore Ron Giplaye received his first collegiate start Tuesday night. The bloom was off the rose in no time flat with Cooley yanking Giplaye after a missed defensive assignment 1:27 into the game. … Brice Kofane came off the bench to snatch 12 rebounds in 26 minutes. “We need to bottle that one up and save it,” said Cooley. “He gave us great energy.”

Rush the Court: Focal Point: Vincent Council

VC for PC

The rebuilding effort at Providence begins with Vincent Council, and Cooley is asking him take on a leadership role he previously had not assumed. This Providence team is more likely to be measured by how it carries itself, and the effort it displays than it will be by the win total, which is not expected to be very high. If Providence is to regain respectability, Council can no longer play second fiddle to the likes of Brooks, Peterson, and Sharaud Curry as he has in the past. He is now the face of the team from a player standpoint and will have to help Cooley develop a young and razor-thin group that is currently taking to the floor with just eight scholarship players. With that Council, now part of a team that currently has few offensive options, must also produce as the primary focus of opposing game plans.

Twitter: @CoachBobWalsh

Former Friar assistant had this to say about Buckets.

LaDontae Henton looks an awful lot like the guys Skinner/Cooley were winning the BE with at BC – versatile, tough, no-position players.
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