Friars vs. MAAC: The Friars have a 106-25 all-time record against MAAC opponents, including a 1-0 mark this season. On November 9, the Friars defeated Fairfield, 80-73, in their most recent game against an MAAC opponent.
Friars vs. Saint Peter’s: The Friars have a 4-1 record against Saint Peter’s throughout their history. The Friars defeated the Peacocks 68-47 in their most recent meeting on November 16, 2019 in Providence. Providence is 3-0 all-time against Saint Peter’s at home. The Friars’ only setback to Saint Peter’s was a 70-60 loss at Jersey City on January 25, 1949.
In a win over Northwestern on Monday, PC set season highs in assists (21 on 25 free throws) and three-pointers made (14).
Tidbits from the Friars:
It’s the first time the Friars have ever beaten a Big Ten team twice in a season.
This season, the Friars are 2-0 against the Big Ten.
*Nate Watson was named the 2021-22 BIG EAST Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team.
*Nate Watson was named to the 2021-22 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Preseason Watch List.
*The Friars have a team record of five graduate students on the roster this season.
*Andrew and Luke Fonts are the first brothers to suit up at the same time for the Friars in 70 years.
Watson Named To BIG EAST Honor Roll On Nov. 22: Graduate student Nate Watson (Portsmouth, Va.) was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll after he averaged 20.5 ppg and 5.0 rebounds in the Friars’ 2-0 week. Watson was 18-23 (78.3 percent) from the field in the two wins. He scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds while making 11 of 15 shots in a 63-58 win at Wisconsin on Nov. 15. On Nov. 18, he scored 17 points and grabbed four rebounds in a 69-58 win over New Hampshire. Watson leads the team in scoring (19.3 ppg) and ranks second on the team in rebounding (6.5). He ranks second in the league in field goal percentage at 73.9 percent (34-46). Friars At The Dunkin’ Donuts Center: All-time, the Friars have recorded a 590-235 (.716) in 49 seasons of games at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The Dunkin’ Donuts Center, formerly the Providence Civic Center, opened on November 3, 1972. The Friars had played their home games there for 48 consecutive seasons, prior to the 2020-21 season when the team played on campus at Alumni Hall with no fans in attendance due to the pandemic. PC posted an 8-3 mark at Alumni Hall last season.
*Jeff Battle has been promoted from Assistant Coach to Associate Head Coach.