Archives For Puerto Rico Tip-Off 2012

massachusettsGet your platanos and rice & beans ready Friartown, because the Puerto Rico Tip-Off is about to get underway. Instead of an easy hour and a half drive between the two schools, Providence College and Massachusetts decided it would be way more fun to play somewhere that required a flight to a place with amazing weather. It’s starting to get cold in New England, who wants to be bothered with that? Enter the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, a tournament the Friars participated in its inaugural year in 2007. PC had a solid trip to start that year (which unfortunately ended in a mediocre 15-16 season, Tim Welsh’s last) advancing to the final against Miami after defeating Temple and Arkansas.

This year in the first round, the Friars will face a run and gun UMASS team that has NCAA Tournament aspirations.

WHAT TO: KNOW

Game Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM

Opponent: Massachusetts

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Spread: UMass -9

Ken Pom: Providence: #79, UMass: #58

TeamRankings.com Projection: UMass 72.9, Providence 65.6

WHAT TO: VOTE FOR

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