Providence vs. UMASS Live Thread

dave@friarblog —  November 15th, 2012 6:22 PM —  Comments
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Join us for some discussion in the comments below as the the Friars take on UMass in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, starting at 7:30.

The game is on ESPNU/watchESPN. If you are unable to watch, head on over to FriarTV to watch online.

Go Friars!

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  1. friarblog says:

    Winner gets NC State at 7:30 tomorrow, loser gets Penn State at 5

  2. Eric Tainsh says:

    Friars 72 UMASS 70….only if they get off to a fast start. Whats your pick @friarblog:disqus ?

    1. friarblog says:

      It’s going to be tough. I think they will wear us out in 2nd half and win by 10. Hope I am wrong!

  3. CraigL78 says:

    unfortunately I think UMass by 6.

    1. friarblog says:

      Hey that will cover!

  4. Eric Tainsh says:

    man to man for the friars…..think we’ll see a lot of zone tonight?

    1. friarblog says:

      If they keep up the pace we may have to resort to it

  5. CraigL78 says:

    Batts picking right up where he left off

  6. friarblog says:

    This is pretty close to getting out of hand already.

  7. friarblog says:

    I feel like we should be losing by way more. I’ll take a 6 point deficit at this point

    1. Eric Tainsh says:

      UMASS going zone makes little sense to me

  8. friarblog says:

    Wow, Batts just got the ball SMACKED right from him, leading to a dunk. Would have been a huge possession there to get it down 6

  9. Eric Tainsh says:

    gotta find someone who is confident with the ball. dont have to attack the press, just beat it

    1. friarblog says:

      That’s a tall order with the guys available right now

      1. Eric Tainsh says:

        it is….I just mean to compete without VC in general

  10. Eric Tainsh says:

    doing a very good job getting their hands up. Ill give them that

    1. friarblog says:

      UMass really failing to put this out of reach when they could. I give our guys credit for battling

      1. UMass suck for basically getting beat by Friars who only had 6 scholars playing and our point guard missing lol….Providence ROCKS!!!

  11. Eric Tainsh says:

    free throwsssss. Linked to fatigue? I feel like that is an excuse but it does have an impact

    1. friarblog says:

      Yeah they gotta hit those!

  12. friarblog says:

    41-36…can’t believe it’s this close at the half…Batts leading the way for PC

  13. Pat Friar says:

    So sloppy. Frustrating

    1. friarblog says:

      Hanging in there though! UMass really not great with Chaz on the bench

  14. Eric Tainsh says:

    I think the VC injury actually helps batts. Forces them to go through him, should increase his confidence

    1. friarblog says:

      Yeah but think of all the great passes to him he’d get!

  15. friarblog says:

    HOLY CRAP. Ice. Fire. What a game

    1. Eric Tainsh says:

      need him to be like this all the time. He’s not just a role player anymore

  16. Pat Friar says:

    Dig deep finish strong

  17. Eric Tainsh says:

    this would be a great win

  18. friarblog says:


    1. Eric Tainsh says:

      pretty sure I saw a pushoff. but tough call at that point in the game