Providence College Men's Basketball vs. Xavier

February 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The Providence College men's basketball team is having an unbelievable season so far this year. As of this blog post, they are ranked nationally at #11, after coming off a great road win vs. Georgetown.

But on January 26th, The Dunkin' Donuts Center was the proud host of the first Top 10 Providence College basketball game in the school's history, as they took on the Xavier Musketeers. I have to tell you, I've been to a LOT of various events at the Dunk, and this was the loudest crowd I think I've ever heard.

Edmond SumnerEdmond SumnerXavier University freshman guard Edmond Sumner. January 26, 2016. Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, RI. Photo: ©KJ Sports Pics The scoring was up and down for most of the first half, but Xavier ended the half with an 8-point lead.

Kris DunnKris DunnProvidence College junior guard Kris Dunn. January 26, 2016. Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, RI. Photo: ©KJ Sports Pics The second half wasn't too kind to the Friars, with Xavier extending their lead to as much as 17 points midway through the half. But then the scoring went up and down again, with Providence coming within 6 points, then fading to 10 points back, then coming back with a big run that brought them within 3 points.

Kris DunnKris DunnProvidence College junior guard Kris Dunn. January 26, 2016. Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, RI. Photo: ©KJ Sports Pics But in the end, the Friars never had a lead in the second half, and they finished the game with a 75-68 loss. The Friars put up a great fight, and I think they proved that they can play with the best of them. A few mistakes, and some bad calls kept them from finishing on top. This is going to be one great season for the Friars!

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