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Friartown News and Notes 11.8.12

dave@friarblog —  November 8th, 2012 8:30 PM —  Comments

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

picture Bryce Cotton Animated GIF

Much like Obama, I’ve been here for 4 years but haven’t brought the necessary change I should have to Friartown. I just realized today that I have made zero animated gifs in the history of this blog. Things are going to change. Here is an Ice Cotton one for your pleasure. Thank you for voting Friarblog.


notes According to Brendan McGair on Twitter, Bryce Cotton was seen at practice putting up some shots. Sounds like he’s going to be ready to go on Saturday. See, the animated GIF is already working.

notes Word is Brandon Austin is possibly making a decision in the next few days. After Kevin McNamara’s article in the Projo and general whispers around Friartown, I like Ed Cooley’s chances (yeah I know the other day I said I wouldn’t care until an official announcement is made yada yada yada). Texas and UConn are the other schools on his final list.

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Friartown News and Notes 10.24.12

dave@friarblog —  October 24th, 2012 9:31 PM —  Comments

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

picture Josh Fortune Instagram

Three point skills, and dance moves. And red shoes.


link Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game Notes vs. Assumption [pdf]

The Friars didn’t look great last year for Ed Cooley’s first live opponent, but they have come a long way. I don’t think the game will be close in the last 5 minutes again.

Scouting Assumption:

Assumption College posted a 14-14 mark during the 2011-12 campaign, while going 11-11 in the Northeast 10 Conference and i nishing eighth. The Greyhounds made the Northeast 10 Conference tournament, defeating No. 8 seed Bentley in the i rst round (78-65) before falling to top-seed Franklin Pierce, 55-50. Head Coach Matt Mahar, a 1996 graduate of Johnson State, enters his second year at the helm of the Greyhounds in 2012-13. The Greyhounds will have a youthful squad, comprising of seven incoming-freshman. Mahar will have four seniors and one graduate student returning this year to bring experience for his second year as head coach. Graduate student Kevin Donahue is the team’s top returning player. Last season, the 6-foot guard led the team in scoring, averaging 16.3 points per game. Senior forward Tim Beinert led the squad in rebounding as he averaged 8.2 boards per game in 2011-12. He also i nished second on the team in scoring last season, averaging 15.0 points per game

notes Bryce Cotton had a quiet game this past weekend going 0-3 from downtown and only registering 4 points. Last year he got off to a hot start, scoring 17 in the Mal Brown game, and following that up with a game high 16 points (and 3-6 from three) in the exhibition opener against Assumption.

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We knew we had to come out and play our hardest and set the tempo for the game. We’re getting better, just a better vibe, better chemistry.

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Four Players Sign Letter of Intent for 2009

dave@friarblog —  November 14th, 2008 3:36 AM

Link: Four Players Sign Letter of Intent for 2009

Kadeem Batts – 6-8 230lb Forward from Georgia

Duke Mondy – 6-3 190lb Guard from Michigan

James Still – 6-9 210lb Center from Michigan

Kyle Wright- 6-6 215lb Guard/Forward from Connecticut