The Friars defeated Rhode Island College 76-52 tonight at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. That 24 point win sounds great, doesn’t it? PC actually trailed by one point at the half after playing 20 minutes of all around terrible basketball. The team could have been a little out of sorts since their already thin lineup was a little banged up.
According to the radio broadcast, Bryce Cotton was held out of the game as a precaution. He bruised his thumb during practice this week, and it was swelling a little bit today so Ed Cooley just held him out of the game. GET SOME ICE FOR ICE. Cooley said postgame that he is day to day.
Kadeem Batts has been battling (no pun intended) bursitis in his left shoulder all week. He missed the last 4 days of practice, and wasn’t in the starting lineup tonight. However, Batts ended up playing 12 total minutes and scored 6 points (2-3 shooting) with 5 rebounds. The shoulder didn’t seem to bother him too much, as he sounded pretty active in the 2nd half (apparently he had a big dunk too). I’m not quite sure what type of injury this is, or how long it will affect him, but it’s a possible huge issue to keep an eye on going forward.