Out of Conference Schedule Released

Posted: September 1, 2009 in Schedule
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Providence has finally finalized there out of conference schedule.  The schedule features eight home contestsTwitter_Logo_normal with only four games on the road.  This means that PC will play 17 of their scheduled 30 games at the Dunk.  The out of conference schedule starts with the World Vision Invitational, a three day round robin tournament, featuring Bryant, Bucknell, and Mercer held at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.  The schedule is highlighted by a trips to Alabama and URI, and a visit from Boston College.  The OOC is wrapped up on December 21 with a home contest against Yale.

Here is the full out of conference schedule:

OCTOBER

31 Merrimack (exhibition) @ Alumni Hall

NOVEMBER

7  Stonehill (exhibition)

13  Bryant

14  Bucknell

15  Mercer

20  at Alabama

24  Vermont

28  Boston College

DECEMBER

1  at Northeastern

5  at URI

7  Brown

9  at George Washington

12  Iona

21  Yale

imagesFinally we get to see the complete non conference schedule.  Our first impression is that PC doesn’t have many tough games.  But taking a close look it looks like a good schedule given the team that we’ll have this year.  As we all know outside of Sharaud, Marshon, Brian, and Greedy nobody on the team has any real game experience in a Friars uniform.  So we think that given the fact that PC has eight inexperienced players this schedule is a good fit.

Early on it features some teams that will help PC get some real game experience without the real threat of losing.  It will also be helpful in letting the new players get playing time before a difficult trip to Alabama.  PC has a poor track record in early season road games so a win at Alabama could really build confidence heading into the season.

Other chances to impress come against a very good Boston College team and a rebuilding University of Rhode Island team.  And there is a chance at redemption with Northeastern.

PC has twelve out of conference games.  We are thinking that realistically PC could win nine or ten games.  Maybe not, but we are dealing with almost a completely new team so its hard to judge.  Boston College and Alabama will be tough.  And URI, George Washington, and Northeastern are games to be cautious of.  But if PC can grab two, three, or even four of those games they will be in good shape heading into a daunting Big East schedule.  So we will see what happens.  In the meantime we will be counting down the days until the season tips off.

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