Friars 10th in Latest ESPN BIG EAST Power Rankings

dave@friarblog —  December 19th, 2011 11:14 AM —  Comments
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Conference power rankings: Big East

10. Providence: 
The Friars continue to pad their record by feasting on unimpressive competition. This week’s flavor of the week, Bryant, has just one win. Providence will face New Hampshire and reeling rival Rhode Island before figuring out just how good it is when Big East play begins.

It’s almost like they didn’t know the team had roster problems or lingering defensive issues. Despite the strength of schedule, the Friars are currently higher than DePaul, Villanova, Notre Dame, St. John’s, Rutgers, and USF. How bad is the bottom of the conference suddenly looking?

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  1. Daniel James says:

    why is it when uconn is playing fairfield fairfield is better than their record shows, but pc – who played at fairfield and beat them – is just padding their record? also did he consider the 8 scholarship players, new coach, and defensive woes when he wrote this?

  2. wtm97 says:

    That will be fine.  Right now, our challenge is to bring Kadeem Batts back into the fold, take care of business vs. BOTH UNH and URI and then we move forward.  Hopefully a +Batts Friar front court helps improve the game play of the “committee” we have right now.  Our other major challenge is to hope this core of four can somehow continue to play major minutes without breaking down.  As I see it, anything over the 4 W’s we had last year in the BE is an improvement over the debacle we lived through under the Keno Error.

    1. friarblog says:

      Well said wtm. The minutes situation worries me a lot. I know last year the team was in a different mental state, but VC definitely was less effective later on in the BIG EAST. Let’s hope Henton doesn’t run into a freshman wall, and Cotton doesn’t get smothered by BE defenses. That being said, the state of the bottom of the BIG EAST makes 4+ wins very possible. With the product we are seeing out on the court, plus that possibility, can we as Friar fans ask for anything else? 

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