Good Morning Friartown,
Welcome to your midweek edition of the Crunch. Unfortunately for the many loyal readers of the weekend edition, I will be enjoying the sunny, 75 degree weather of Las Vegas this weekend, but don’t worry, if I can somehow wake up at 9AM Saturday morning, I should be able to catch the opening tip at the local sports book, where I would feel very confident betting on PC at this point in time, but that also means I won’t have the time or means to Crunch for you, so here we are.
Wanting to make sure the stat geeks out there can get their fix for the week, let’s talk Holy Cross, or check that, let’s took about how Providence just picked apart Holy Cross, mostly in the second half, on route to a 61-42 win. Granted, this game was not that close, and it was 61-31 at the under four minute timeout, before a royal rumble broke out and PC decided to stop playing defense. Coach Cooley’s head might have been ready to explode, but for a team who really only played six guys again tonight, another gutsy performance by the Friars.
Let’s start off this week’s Crunch with a little trivia question: When was the last time PC held a team to 42 or less points, and can you guess the team? And I’ll give you a bonus hint: Tim Higgins officiated that game! Oh wait, guess it seems he refs every game, doesn’t it?
Regardless, for that answer, you are just going to have to click to continue.