Providence Rumors & News

  • Providence basketball coach Ed Cooley to miss two months after surgery

    Today's U "According to a report from Matt Norlander of CBS Sports on Tuesday afternoon, Providence Friars men’s basketball coach Ed Cooley underwent back surgery on Monday. The procedure was to alleviate a herniated disc as the veteran head coach will now be forced to the sideline for at least the next two..." August 23

  • Report: Providence's Drew Edwards to miss 4-6 weeks with knee injury

    The Score "Providence will be without sophomore Drew Edwards for four-to-six weeks, as the guard is set to have knee surgery, according to Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal. In 32 games played for the Friars last season, Edwards averaged 10.7 minutes per game as a freshman to go along with 2.5..." June 01

  • Providence potential first-rounder Ben Bentil staying in 2016 NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "Providence forward Ben Bentil is off to the NBA for good. Bentil has decided to keep his name in the NBA Draft, he announced in an Instagram post on Sunday. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 21.7 points and 7.7 rebounds this season, and had previously been testing his draft stock under the..." May 23

  • Alpha Diallo commits to Providence

    Scout "2016 wing Alpha Diallo verbally committed to Providence on Tuesday, according to Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy coach Jason Smith. " April 26

  • Report: Ex-Hoosier Holt to play at Providence

    CSN Chicago "Former Indiana Hoosier Emmitt Holt has reportedly found a new home at Providence. Holt spent the past season at a junior college following his dismissal from the Indiana program last summer. Holt was dismissed after he was cited for underage possession of alcohol last August, nearly a year..." April 20

  • Providence coach Ed Cooley receives contract extension

    Big East Coast Bias "After leading Providence to three straight NCAA tournament appearances, and coaching the school to their first win in said tournament since 1997, it was only a matter of time before Ed Cooley received a contract extension. On Tuesday, that time was here, as Cooley was signed to a "long-term..." March 30

  • Providence forward Ben Bentil to test NBA Draft waters

    CBS Sports "Bentil is currently ranked as the No. 39 prospect on the CBS Sports NBA Draft Big Board. He averaged 21.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game for a Friar team that lost in the second round to North Carolina over the weekend. From an NBA standpoint, there is a lot to like about what Bentil brings..." March 23

  • Providence guard Kris Dunn will declare for the 2016 NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "Providence's Kris Dunn will declare for the 2016 NBA Draft, sources told CBS Sports. The junior guard is expected to be a top-five pick. The 6-foot-4 Dunn averaged 16.4 points, 6.2 assists, and 5.3 rebounds this past season. The Friars went 23-10 this past season and lost to North..." March 22

  • North Carolina rolls past Providence

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina turned tough again when it counted. The Tar Heels were steady down the stretch in a strong second half in advancing in the NCAA Tournament. Forward Brice Johnson scored 21 points and North Carolina clamped down on foul-plagued Providence to run away with..." March 20

  • Providence survives to beat USC

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- So many things went wrong for Providence as the Friars tried to figure out a way to pull out a first-round victory in the NCAA Tournament. But the Friars were never out of chances and forward Rodney Bullock scored on a lay-in off an inbounds play with 1.4 seconds to play,..." March 18

  • Ochefu inspires No. 3 Villanova's Big East semifinal win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Daniel Ochefu scored just eight points in 15 minutes, but he played a key role in No. 3 Villanova's 76-68 win over Providence in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats (29-4) are headed to the title game for the second..." March 11