Providence opened the game on a 19-3 run and never looked back, shooting 56 percent from the field. Providence limited Dartmouth to 16-of-63 shooting and had a 52-28 rebounding advantage.
The Friars surrendered the most points per game in Big East history last season, but their tight defense, including a thunderous, finger-wagging Dixon block that left Griffin splayed out on the court, stifled the Big Green throughout.
North Carolina Hall of Fame men's basketball coach Roy Williams is recovering from knee-replacement surgery.
Sparkling facilities are one thing, but Tim Miles needs to regain the momentum of Nebraska's 2014 run to the NCAAs if it is to play with the big boys.
Oregon finished on top of the Pac-12 last season and made a run to the Elite Eight. With loads of talent returning, will the Ducks continue their reign?