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18-5, 3rd in Big East

Villanova at Providence: Who wins?

Will Villanova avenge its overtime loss to Providence on Jan. 24? The Friars' chances of a sweep may depend on the status of Ben Bentil. Weekend Predictions

Xavier is Nova's biggest threat ... for now

The Musketeers are now two games ahead of Providence for second place in the Big East. The Friars' loss to DePaul may be hard to overcome, but another win over Villanova would make things interesting. Weekend Homework

Craig Robinson picks Villanova/Providence, Baylor/West Virginia (0:57)
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Bentil, Big East's top scorer, still sore, iffy for PC

With a huge showdown vs. No. 3 Villanova set for Saturday in Providence, the Friars are bracing to be without top scorer Ben Bentil, who continues to nurse an ankle injury suffered Tuesday.

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Providence among this season's biggest surprises

Which teams have exceeded expectations this season? Providence is competing for a Big East title, while Indiana has improved its defense and dropped only one Big Ten game so far.

Kris Dunn the favorite for Bob Cousy Award (0:51)
DePaul tops Providence in stunning upset (0:49)
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How inaccurate are Friars from the field?

Very. Against Big East opponents, the Friars have connected on just 45 percent of their field goals and 29 percent of their 3s. Tuesday Truths (Insider)

Providence slips in Power Rankings

The Friars handed Villanova its only Big East loss so far, then promptly lost to Xavier. They're down to No. 12 in this week's rankings. Power Rankings


No. 11 Providence falls to DePaul

Myke Henry netted a game-high 27 points to go with 11 rebounds as DePaul held on for a 77-70 victory. The Blue Demons had lost 39 straight games to top-15 opponents. Box score

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Joe Lunardi's bracketology: No. 4 seeds

  • East: Purdue Boilermakers
  • West: West Virginia Mountaineers
  • South: Providence Friars
  • Midwest: Miami Hurricanes
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Georgetown hoping to slow Dunn, Friars

Providence ranks 42nd in ESPNs Basketball Power Index despite ranking 10th in the latest AP poll. Kris Dunn is the only player in the nation averaging at least 16 points, seven assists and six rebounds per game. Follow live

Will Providence prosper Saturday?

The Friars better not take the Hoyas lightly. Georgetown has come to life after a wholly disappointing start to its season. Weekend Homework

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Could Georgetown trip up Providence?

The Friars and Hoyas showdown is Saturday night. After struggling through nonconference play, it seems Georgetown has found its footing. It's not often that Kris Dunn can be out-matched on the court, but D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera is more than just a worthy challenger. Weekend Predictions

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Ed Cooley for coach of the year?

Kris Dunn and the Friars have become better defensively. Ben Bentil is averaging 20 points per game after posting just 6.4 last season. Coach of the year candidates


No. 7 Xavier wins Big East showdown

Jalen Reynolds' 15 points and 11 rebounds helped power Xavier past Providence for its first road victory at a top-10 opponent since 1996 when it defeated then top-ranked Cincinnati.

Xavier wins Big East showdown with Providence (1:01)

Team Stats

Points Per Game73.9166th
Rebounds Per Game37.0143rd
Assists Per Game15.7Tied-56th
Points Allowed67.993rd