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Earlier today I post a little something on Facebook asking you all what article you’d like to see – a Cincy recap, a postseason discussion, or a reflection on one particular player.

Thankfully, you guys picked the postseason article. Because God knows deep down I was going to do everything in my power to avoid doing a Cincy recap.

So, you asked for it, now you got it! Hit the jump and let’s talk about the Friars in the postseason!

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Friar Daily 8.21.12

dave@friarblog —  August 21st, 2012 9:48 PM —  Comments

All the notable news, links, pictures, and video in and around Friartown and college basketball all in one digestible, tasty place.

linkGoLocalProv: PC at Brown – The Toughest Ticket In Town!

This year the Friars will be playing Brown in their 2,800 capacity building. C’MON BROWN!

How did the game wind up at Brown? “It’s my understanding that Providence called us because they had an imbalance in their schedule as far as home and road games so they asked us if they could play at Brown this year,” said Bears’ first-year head coach Mike Martin.

Needless to say, Martin is thrilled with the idea of having the Friars inside the Bears’ den. “This will be a great night for our program being able to host Providence at Brown,” he said. “We wish our students could be on campus to enjoy it too, but none-the-less it should be a great atmosphere and environment that our players will enjoy.” Help Us Grow Our Friar Family

I am not a season ticket holder, but feel free to submit my name. I like getting phone calls!

Providence College Athletics is implementing a new season ticket referral program. With your help, we can bring this program to National prominence and grow our Friar family.

Any current season ticket holder who submits names of friends, family, or neighbors whom they believe belong in the Providence College Athletic Family will be rewarded.

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friarblog: “How can we stir the pot today?”

friarblog: “I heard Ledo was seen on his phone looking up plane tickets to Germany!”

WarriorFriar: ”ledo is headed to the court at providence…place mall”

WarriorFriar: “ledo is geared up to head to the dunk…in donuts a block away from him. loves that mocha iced coffee!”

WarriorFriar: ”ledo last seen with the friars finding out he’s eligible…to get to heaven”

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Following the Monday Night Football game earlier this week on SportsCenter, Chris Berman (a Brown alumn) did the Providence/Brown highlights set to the MNF music. Hilarity ensues.

“They snuck Marvin Barnes & Ernie Digregorio into the game, I know they did”.


H/T @ADonahue007

Friars Links 12.5.11

dave@friarblog —  December 6th, 2011 1:16 PM —  Comments

GoLocalProv: PC Handles Brown 80-49. Garder Appeal Denied By NCAA

Defense, communication, effort. Oh, I’ve missed you so. Never ever gonna let you go.

-Ed Cooley has the Friars playing the way that he wants them to play which is light years better than last year’s team under Keno Davis. Providence actually puts in effort on the defensive end of the floor this season and they run a much more disciplined offense and share the ball more than they did last season.

-Former Friar Joe Hassett is among the many Friar faithful who believe in new head coach Ed Cooley. Hassett said that Cooley is as good a communicator as he has ever seen in college basketball.

Friar Basketball: Friars lock down Brown, improve to 7-2

Council had 16 assists versus Brown last year too. Next year playing with Ledo? I’m projecting anywhere from 40-45 assists versus Brown.

Council showed his offensive versatility on this night, carrying the scoring load in the first half (15 points), while spending the second stanza creating for teammates – specifically Bryce Cotton who connected on four second half three pointers on his way to 16 points in the half.

LaDontae Henton scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He’s now scored at least 16 points and grabbed as many as eight rebounds in each of the past four games. Henton has gathered nine rebounds or more in five of the Friars’ nine games this season.

Pawtucket Times: Providence College storms past Brown 80-49

Following Providence’s 80-49 runaway performance against an overmatched Brown team on Monday night, Cooley took the media inside the preparation his team goes through leading up to tip-off time. Focusing on the opponent’s tendencies is one area that’s obviously stressed – PC was going up against a Brown squad that prefers to play at a much slower tempo – yet there’s a little thing called self-scouting that Cooley believes is just as vital to the cause.
“We need to prepare for ourselves as much as we’re preparing for someone’s opponent,” Cooley said following the Friars’ third straight win to improve to 7-2. “The way we scout and watch film, I’m very grateful that our school spent a lot of money on an editing system. That allows us as a staff to go through every pass and shot a player makes. Everything can be micromanaged in practice so they can see themselves.”

The Sun Chronicle: Another solid game by the freshman has Friars at 7-2

I give him credit for laying off the fried ravioli there. Everything else, meh.

The freshman from Lansing, Mich., selected as the Big East Rookie of the Week, doesn’t spend much time around Raymond Hall, the on-campus dining facility for students at Providence College.

Instead, Henton has tipped the scales the other way, having shed some 23 pounds from his 6-foot-6 frame since becoming a disciple of Kevin White, the Friars’ strength and conditioning coach, then following the mantra of Friar basketball coach Ed Cooley.

The Arena Pulse: Player of the Night (12/5): Vincent Council (Providence)

One more rebound. Ugh!

However, as Providence fans are well aware of, junior guard Vincent Council is the motor that makes this squad go, and last night proved to be no different.

Council finished the game one rebound shy of a triple-double, ending the contest with a game-high 21 points and 11 assists. Council also grabbed nine rebounds in the victory.

Cox Sports Online: Vin Parise: Cooley not complacent

And we don’t even have Batts back yet!

Little by little the defensive end is coming along. Brown beat URI last week and last night shot 29% from the field vs the Friars. Yes the Bears had a cold shooting night; but the defense deserves credit as well. I think back to watching this team in October at practice, and they’ve come a long, long way.

The Brown Daily Herald: Men’s basketball endures back-to-back losses

The Friars were successful in shutting down Bruno’s dynamic guard tandem of Sean McGonagill ’14 and Stephen Albrecht ’12.5, who finished with a combined 10 points on 3-of-19 shooting.
“Those guys have had great games recently, and people are now game planning to take them out of the game,” Agel said.
“McGonagill does a great job of controlling this team,” said Providence College Head Coach Ed Cooley. “What we tried to do (last night) was disrupt their rhythm. We wanted to play a really up-tempo pace.”

ESPN Rumor Central: Will Providence wear down?

I’m thinking yes.

A closer look at Providence’s roster reveals that four Friars (Vincent Council, Gerard Coleman, Bryce Cotton and LaDontae Henton) have played 90 percent of the team’s available minutes so far this season, and one has to wonder how that will affect the Friars come February

Orange Fizz: Next Beasts of the Big East: The Fizz’s Top 5 Recruits in the 2012 Class

Not that we need any more validation to how awesome the new guys are, but here ya go anyway.

 4) Kris Dunn/ PG/ Providence
Dunn is Part I of what is one of the most groundshaking recruiting duo in Providence history. Teamed up with Ricardo Ledo under first year HC Ed Cooley, Dunn brings his leadership from New London, where he continues to set records in his senior season. Dunn is the second best point guard prospect in the country, and for good reason: he averages over 25 points per game at New London. Plus, he’s potent in the lane, finding space and putting himself and his teammates in scoring position. Anyone who makes room for Ledo to score is invaluable, as we’ll see next season.

1) Ricardo Ledo/ SG/ Providence
Ricky Ledo is far and away the best player-to-be in the Big East. Needless to say, Ledo is Part II of the best recruiting class the Friars have ever had. He plays pure basketball, and finds ways to get the ball in the basket. He has a deadly accurate shot, supreme passing ability, and an aggressive dribble. ESPN’s scouts say “Ledo’s talents are virtually limitless.” He gets by defenders one-by-one, knocking them down systematically. In the rare case that he needs help, his instincts to find open teammates come naturally. Ricky Ledo is a potential superstar and why he’s The Fizz’s top recruit of the 2012 Big East class.

Twitter: @CoachBobWalsh

In my car after practice heard Joe Hassett say “Brown has struggled because Friar D has been that good.” Great sign, not heard in a while.
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Here is the video recap of the Brown victory from Cox Sports.

via Cox Sports Online

For such an unappetizing piece of Brown Bear meat to go in between those two pieces of Rival bread, the Friars sure made it tasty. Making sure not to bask too long in the glorious victory against URI this past weekend while also not looking ahead to the important Boston College road game on Wednesday, the Providence Friars (9-1) surged past Brown 91-64. Marshon Brooks (career high 33 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals) and Vincent Council (19 points, career high 16 assists) picked up right where they left off on Saturday with two amazing performances.

Things didn’t start so smooth, with Brown leading early by as much as 8 by shooting the ball well from behind the arc. However, Brooks and Council proved to be the best players on the court, and Brown had no answer defensively. The win moves the team to 9-1, their best start since I was rocking old school Transformers in 2nd grade, and Homer Simpson was rocking his infamous Haig in ’88 t-shirt. While the start might not seem as impressive due to the schedule, you have to be impressed with the team’s effort so far this season, and also start to wonder what else the team is capable of given how phenomenal Marshon and VC have been playing.

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Providence Beats Brown: Instant Reaction

dave@friarblog —  December 6th, 2010 7:13 PM —  Comments

The Providence Friars defeated the Brown Bears 91-64.  After hanging close in the first half, Brown was simply worn out in the last 20 minutes and got dominated by PC’s offense.

WHY PROVIDENCE WON: Career nights from Marshon Brooks and Vincent Council, who pretty much just took over the game in the 2nd half. Brooks scored a career high 33 points, and VC dished out a career high 16 assists (while also scoring 19 points).

TURNING POINT: After Garrett Leffelman and Vincent Council exchanged threes to start off the 2nd half, PC only led the game 42-37. Marshon Brooks then took over, scoring 12 points across the first four minutes of the 2nd half on two threes and three layups. The Friars suddenly lead by 18, and would not look back. That escalated quickly.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Brooks and Council easily share this one tonight.

GOAT OF THE GAME: Whoever’s job it was on Brown to stop Vincent Council. YOU JUST CAN”T.

(Photo by @VegasTony23 on Twitter)

In doing some browsing of the opponent’s official basketball website this morning before diving into the week of real work, I was greeted with this image on the front page.  My Monday morning was immediately turned around.

No wonder Brown is 4-6 — they are playing ACTUAL BEARS!  Don’t they know post moves are futile against bears?  You need to run and gun!