This is the win you needed Friar fans! Upsetting #1 Pitt Tuesday night, 81-73 is the victory you need to enhance that resume for the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee to punch your dance card. Put that win together with one over Syracuse and a pair over Cincinnati while going over .500 in the Big East (yes, I'm putting a win over Rutgers and a loss to Villanova in there to go 10-8) and 18 victories overall and that should put you in. Your RPI is 77 and schedule strength is 50, as of February 24 and that will help your cause.
Way to go Keno Davis! After a dismal defensive peformance against Notre Dame on Saturday, you got the troops rallied up on Senior Night and got them to play just enough "D" to hold off a very good Panthers team. Great penetration early on set the tone as the big guys showed up from the get-go! Sharaud Curry (15), Weyinmi Efejuku (16), Jonathan Kale (13), Randall Hanke (10) and Geoff McDermott (11) deserve a ton of credit in this one as they honor eight seniors in their final home game.
Truly a memorable moment at the Dunk! It's a shame that there's no sportsradio station talking about it in-depth in Providence. But anyway, that's another story for another day. Ironically enough, watching the game on SNY, we got the glowing insights of former PC head coach Tim Welsh, wishing his old school congratulations throughout this one as he did the pregame, halftime and postgame for SNY.
Now, if only the URI Rams can knock off Dayton on Wednesday night, we can keep the dream alive of two teams from Little Rhody in the Big Dance!