Friars Links 12.9.11

dave@friarblog —  December 9th, 2011 7:41 PM —  Comments
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GoLocalProv: Friars Hold Off the Eagles

I still couldn’t pick any of their players out of a lineup with a gun to my head.

BC may have one of the youngest teams in all of Division I this season, featuring a roster with nine freshmen (and 11 newcomers overall) that could relegate them to the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference. However, with a similar defensive effort that they mustered against the Friars, they also may surprise a team or two along the way.

Friar Basketball: Cooley Earns Win 100 Against BC

I still can’t bring myself to refer to him as MarShon.

With Kofane providing the spark, Council controlling the offense (17 points, 8 assists) and Henton bringing them home, the Friars have played their way through the graduation of MarShon Brooks, the ineligibility of Kiwi Gardner, and the suspension of Kaddem Batts to start 8-2 and give Cooley his 100th career victory.

Boston Globe: Providence is latest to beat BC basketball

If you don’t want to focus on the end results of games, that’s cool, I guess.

The Eagles stayed close in the second half, but could not match the Friars’ shot-making down the stretch.

“I think we keep getting better every day, but overall we’ve just got to make more of the little plays to win the game,’’ said Anderson, who scored 16 points. “Coach has been building confidence in his freshmen every day, so we’re confident going into every game.

“We’re not focusing on the end results of the games, we’re just focusing on getting better in every single game, and if we keep getting better we know the wins are eventually going to come.’’

The Sun Chronicle: Youngsters power Friars past BC

Like I said last night after the game, I tried to send Brice Kofane a tweet, but he blocked it.

In truth, Henton and Kofane secured the win. Henton hit a pair of free throws to create a 51-48 lead after BC had a chance to knot the score on a three-point play, but failed. Kofane rejected his fifth Eagle shot and Coleman scored on a thunderous jam at the other end. Then Kofane defensive rebound on the very next BC possession resulted in a three-point field goal by Council.

“I just try to help the team,” said Kofane, who played 14 of his 19 minutes during the second half. “Blocking a shot,when I help on defense like that we have a chance to get going on offense.”

ESPN: Conference Power Rankings: Big East December, 9, 2011

Wow, Villanova, what are you doing down there below us? Sucks, don’t it?

10. Providence: No one will confuse the Friars’ 7-2 record for a sign of a Top 25 team in the making — this team has feasted on winnable games early. But there’s no point in knocking that approach either. Ed Cooley is trying to change the culture at PC and in order to do that, he’s first got to change the confidence. Reality will come in the form of Georgetown and Syracuse in back-to-back games to end 2011 and start 2012.

Twitter: @Nets_PR

Marshon Brooks has signed with the Nets!

Nets have signed rookies MarShon Brooks (Providence) and Jordan Williams (Maryland).
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YouTube: Every Day is Gameday

Providence College Fall 2011 DOM Competition – This video was created by a student team in support of a course requirement in an undergraduate marketing class. Well done!

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