Providence Rumors & News

  • Providence's leading scorer Bullock returning for senior season

    Fanrag Sports "Providence Friars talent Rodney Bullock plans to return to school, a source told FanRag Sports on Monday morning. Having initially declared for the 2017 NBA Draft earlier in the process, but by not signing with professional representation, he was eligible to return to the university. Now that..." May 01

  • Boatwright, McLaughlin help USC rally past Providence

    The Sports Xchange "DAYTON, Ohio -- USC had a few nervous hours on Selection Sunday, then had to endure a five-hour flight delay before arriving in Dayton late Monday night. The Trojans trailed by 15 points at halftime against Providence on Wednesday but managed to overcome it all to advance. Bennie..." March 16

  • Creighton knocks out Providence in Big East quarterfinal

    The Sports Xchange "A 17-4 run to start the second half enabled sixth-seeded Creighton to stop third-seeded Providence 70-58 on Thursday night in a Big East tournament quarterfinal at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Kyrhi Thomas paced the Bluejays (24-8) with 19 points, Marcus Foster added 15 and Cole..." March 10

  • Providence wins 6th in row, sinks St. John's

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard Isaiah Jackson scored 18 points and Providence reached the 20-win mark for the fourth consecutive season by dispatching St. John's 86-75 on Saturday in Big East Conference play at Madison Square Garden in New York. Freshman guard Alpha Diallo and junior guard Jalen Lindsey..." March 04

  • Late surge helps Providence top DePaul for 4th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "Providence continued its late surge toward a fourth straight NCAA bid on Tuesday night. The Friars, winning their fifth straight game, took the lead early and cruised to a 73-64 Big East victory over DePaul. Kyron Cartwright and Emmitt Holt both scored 14 points, Cartwright dished out..." March 01

  • Friars rally from 12 down, beat Golden Eagles

    The Sports Xchange "Rodney Bullock converted his second late tip-in with 19.9 seconds left and Providence rallied from 12 points down to score a 73-69 Big East home victory over Marquette in a battle of NCAA Tournament bubble teams on Saturday. The Friars, winning their fourth straight, held the Golden Eagles..." February 25

  • Providence pulls out late win over No. 23 Creighton

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- Unable to maintain a lead throughout the second half, Providence pulled ahead when it counted most Wednesday as the Friars scored a 68-66 Big East Conference upset over No. 23 Creighton. A 23-foot 3-pointer from the right wing by Kyron Cartwright with three seconds remaining..." February 23

  • Cartwright, Bullock lead Providence over Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "Kyron Cartwright totaled 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Providence scored 46 points in the second half to beat Xavier 75-63 on Wednesday night at the Dunkin Donuts Center. Rodney Bullock added a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Jalen Lindsey scored 13 for the..." February 15

  • Providence upsets No. 22 Butler

    The Sports Xchange "PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Ed Cooley isn't letting wins and losses alter his perception of his team's growth. Providence had lost two straight and four of five entering Saturday's game against No. 22 Butler, but the Friars coach insisted his team was making progress. That progress was put on..." February 11

  • Seton Hall beats Providence in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "Myles Powell hit the game-winning layup with less than 10 seconds left as Seton Hall fended off Providence 72-70 in overtime Wednesday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Powell's bucket with eight seconds left was the deciding score in a back-and-forth overtime battle. In a win..." February 09

  • Brunson, Hart lead No. 4 Villanova past Providence

    The Sports Xchange "PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Jay Wright isn't pleased with the process, but the Villanova coach will take the end results. The Wildcats aren't playing their best basketball by Wright's accord, but that hasn't kept fourth-ranked Villanova out of the win column very much during a tough Big East..." February 01

  • Providence hangs on to win at Marquette for first time

    The Sports Xchange "Providence won a road game at Marquette for the first time in program history Saturday as Kyron Cartwright scored 18 points to lead the Friars to a 79-78 victory over the Golden Eagles at the Bradley Center. The Friars (14-9, 4-6 Big East) shot 49.1 percent and hit 11 of 20 3-pointers while..." January 28

  • St. John's sinks Providence at foul line

    The Sports Xchange "Shamorie Ponds sank six free throws in the final 1:13, scoring the game's last six points at the line and giving St. John's a 91-86 Big East road victory over Providence on Wednesday night. Ponds, who scored 22 points, went 8-for-8 from the foul line. He scored the tying and go-ahead free..." January 25

  • No. 1 Villanova blows past Providence

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Playing a tight seven-man rotation, top-ranked Villanova relies more than most teams on its senior leaders. Josh Hart, Kris Jenkins and Darryl Reynolds continue to deliver. Hart scored 25 points to lift Villanova past Providence 78-68 on Saturday at the Wells Fargo..." January 21

  • Bullock, Cartwright pace Providence past Georgetown

    The Sports Xchange "Junior forward Rodney Bullock had 22 points and junior guard Kyron Cartwright added 16 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists as Providence beat Georgetown 74-56 Monday at the Verizon Center in Washington, sweeping the season series from the struggling Hoyas. Cartwright had 10 points, seven..." January 17

  • Providence holds on to beat Seton Hall

    The Sports Xchange "Kyron Cartwright converted an old-fashioned 3-point play to break a 61-61 tie with 30.9 seconds left, leading Providence to a 65-61 Big East home win over Seton Hall on Saturday. The win snapped a two-game losing streak and was only the second in the last seven for the Friars, whose coach,..." January 14

  • Garrett caps late rally as DePaul jolts Providence

    The Sports Xchange "ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Senior guard Billy Garrett Jr.'s acrobatic drive for a layup and free throw with 4.7 seconds left lifted DePaul to a 64-63 victory over Providence on Tuesday night at Allstate Arena. Garrett's 3-point play gave the Blue Demons their first lead in the game's final 33..." January 11

  • Providence defeats Georgetown to snap three-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "Home continued to be a haven for Providence, which stopped a three-game losing streak by beating Georgetown 76-70 on Wednesday. The Friars started slowly, but closed the first half on an 8-0 run to seemingly take control early. But after trailing 30-23 at halftime, the Hoyas started the..." January 04

  • Martin's 15 points lead as No. 13 Butler tops Providence

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Perhaps the thing Butler coach Chris Holtmann liked best about his team finally getting over the hump against Providence was the team's balanced scoring assault. Four Bulldogs cracked double figures and eight scored six or more points. "It was good to see," Holtmann said. "We..." January 01

  • No. 17 Xavier tops Providence to open Big East schedule

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Just when Edmond Sumner's teammates think they've seen it all, the Xavier point guard reaches deeper into his bag of tricks. On Wednesday night, Sumner drove the lane, hung in the air and scooped in a one-handed floater while being fouled and falling backward. "I went back to..." December 28

  • Robinson, Bowman lead second-half surge as BC ousts PC

    The Sports Xchange "Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman combined for 35 points in the second half and Boston College held off a furious Providence charge in the closing minutes to stun the Friars 79-67 in a non-conference game between two former Big East rivals Friday. The loss ended a six-game winning streak for the..." December 23

  • Providence cruises past Maine

    The Sports Xchange "Providence established early control for the second straight game and cruised to a 79-59 non-conference victory over visiting Maine Tuesday night. Saturday, the Friars (10-2) ran off 31 straight points to make early work of Wagner. Tuesday, Providence established an 18-2 lead with a 15-0..." December 20

  • Providence streaks past Wagner

    The Sports Xchange "Jalen Lindsey scored nine of his game-high 16 points during a 31-0 first-half run that carried Providence to its fifth straight victory, a 76-54 non-conference home blowout of Wagner on Saturday. The Friars (9-2, 8-0 at home) trailed 10-4 and Wagner was 4-for-7 from the floor 3:41 into the..." December 17

  • Providence wins fourth straight, beats UMass

    The Sports Xchange "Rodney Bullock scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds, helping Providence overcome a nine-point deficit and notch its fourth straight victory by holding off Massachusetts, 75-69, in a non-conference game Saturday in Providence, R.I. Bullock, the reigning Big..." December 10

  • Early surge powers Providence to rout of Brown

    The Sports Xchange "Jalen Lindsey converted three 3-pointers during a 20-0 first-half run and Providence roared to its third straight victory, a 95-57 home blowout that ended local rival Brown's four-game winning streak on Tuesday night in Providence, R.I. The Friars, playing the third of a six-game homestand,..." December 06

  • Providence continues domination of No. 21 Rhode Island

    The Sports Xchange "PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Ed Cooley's unbeaten streak lives to see another day, thanks in large part to Jalen Lindsey. Lindsey's jumper with 43 seconds remaining provided the breathing room Providence needed to upset in-state rival and 21st-ranked Rhode Island 63-60 on Saturday. "I thought..." December 03

  • Bullock scores 36 to propel Providence past New Hampshire

    The Sports Xchange "Rodney Bullock scored a career-high 36 points to help Providence remain unbeaten with a 76-62 win over New Hampshire on Wednesday night at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. Bullock, the Friars' leading scorer, made 12 of 21 shots from the field and was 5 of 8 from 3-point range..." November 30

  • Providence slows down Memphis in 60-51 win

    The Sports Xchange "Memphis came into Friday night's game averaging more than 91 points per game. Providence was giving up only 58 points per game. Something had to give and the Friars ruled, holding the Tigers to 34.5 percent shooting from the field in a 60-51 win in the third round of the Emerald Coast..." November 26

  • No. 7 Virginia captures Emerald Coast Classic title

    The Sports Xchange "NICEVILLE, Fla. -- In Tony Bennett's early seasons at Virginia, Cavaliers fans became frustrated with the team's inability to win a regular-season tournament. Since then, much has changed. Seventh-ranked Virginia captured its fourth consecutive regular-season tournament title with a..." November 26