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2016 Schedule
24-11, 4th in Big East
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Champ Nova to open Gavitt Games vs. Purdue

The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.

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Is Dunn the one?

Sometimes we wonder. He's athletic and creative, but he makes us scratch our heads with turnovers and shot selection. Big Board 7.0 (Insider)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 wing Alpha Diallo has committed to Providence. Diallo was one of the top uncommitted seniors still on the board.

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Kings should target PG Kris Dunn

Pre-lottery positioning has Sacramento drafting eighth in the first round. If so, Chad Ford recommends the Providence senior given the possibility that Rajon Rondo will leave via free agency. Mock draft 6.0 (Insider)

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Kings could tab PC's Kris Dunn

Chad Ford sees multiple possibilities for Sacramento, which would draft seventh if landing the choice based on its record. Dunn would step in at point guard if Rajon Rondo leaves following his one-year contract. Ford's mock draft 5.0 (Insider)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Providence head coach Ed Cooley has received a long-term contract extension.

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How 'bout Dunn to Nuggets at No. 8?

With ESPN's mock lottery generator awarding Denver the eighth draft pick in June, Chad Ford touts Providence's Kris Dunn. The Nuggets just drafted a point guard, you say? Ford suggests moving Emmanuel Mudiay over to 2-guard. Top-10 mock draft (Insider)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Providence forward Ben Bentil announced today that he's declaring for the NBA Draft, per the school. He won't hire an agent and can withdraw his name by May 25.

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Providence's Dunn headed to NBA draft

Friars star PG Kris Dunn will sign with an agent and head to the NBA, forgoing his senior season, per ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Dunn, the Big East Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, averaged 16.4 points, 6.2 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game.

Big East players likely to enter NBA draft

  • Kris Dunn, PG, Jr., Providence
  • Henry Ellenson, F, Fr., Marquette
  • Isaiah Whitehead, SG, So., Seton Hall
Ford: Who will stay and go? (Insider)

Stats & Info

Most prospects preparing at home

Most of the top 10 NBA draft prospects have one thing in common: Their seasons are over. Whether they never made the field of 68 at all or if their tourney runs ended early, only two remain to chase the title.


North Carolina sends Providence home

With 51 points in the second half, the Tar Heels ran away to reach the Sweet 16 for the second straight season. UNC will meet Indiana on March 25 in Philadelphia. Box score

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Going to be uphill battle for Friars down 13 and Ben Bentil fouled out holding Isaiah Hicks going for a rebound. Bentil couldn't contain Brice Johnson, who's scored the last eight points for Carolina, so who will be asked to try now?

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Providence in danger of letting game slip away down nine and in the middle of a 3:46 scoring drought. Ben Bentil has only got one good touch during that time span. Friars should try to get something for him on the blocks

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Providence coach Ed Cooley stops Kris Dunn on way back to huddle at the free throw line and appeared to tell him to shoot. Could have pulled off an up and under on Justin Jackson, but ended up turning he ball over


Tar Heels up by 5 at halftime

Privdence's Kris Dunn leads all scorers with 10 points, but the Friars shot just 38 percent from the field and trail 34-29. Joel Berry II has nine points and four rebounds for 1-seed UNC. Halftime stats

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Carolina up 34-30 at half, Friars made just one field goal for nearly the last six minutes vs small lineup. On the bright side for Providence, it only trails by four and Kris Dunn sat out the last 10 minutes with two fouls

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Brice Johnson block into the stands ignites crowd. Smaller lineup has been working for Carolina defensively. Friars just 1-4FG since the change.

Team Stats

Points Per Game68.0
Rebounds Per Game27.5
Assists Per Game12.5
Points Allowed77.0Tied-84th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record15-19
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances18