Postgame: Providence Beats Brown

Posted: December 7, 2009 in Postgame
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The Friars improved to 6-3 with a 78-62 win over the The Brown University Bears, who fell to 4-7 with the loss.  The game was close at the half, but the in the second half the Friars took control and never looked back.  PC was led by Greedy Peterson who tallied 22 points and 9 rebounds largely coming in the second half.  Kyle Wright had a good game coming off of the bench scoring 15 points and going 3 for 5 from behind the arch.  Brown had four players score in double digits, but 16 turnovers and a huge disparity in rebounds ultimately did them in.

The only player who has any amount of consistency on this team is Greedy Peterson.  It seems every game he is good for near 20 points and about 10 rebounds.  Everybody else seems to come and go.  Marshon had his second bad game in a row, Sharaud was not much of a presence and B-Mac went back to his quiet ways.  Bilal Dixon has the potential to be consistant with good point production and solid rebounding numbers, but unfortunately he consistently fouls out of games.  We talked about it and can’t quite remember a player who started on a team and had such trouble with fouling.  Bilal puts up decent numbers in limited time… imagine if he didn’t have to miss half of the game with foul trouble.

Besides the great play of Greedy once again Kyle Wright was a definite bright spot in this game.  Off the bench he had 15 points and went 3-5 from three.  We really haven’t seen too much from Kyle Wright this year so it was good to see him in action.  All the preseason reports said that he could be a big help for PC this season.  The only problem was that only games he has excelled have been against week competition (Vermont and Brown).  That may be a function of playing time or defensive styles, but clearly he can shoot the ball so we would like to see him put up some numbers against a better team.  The George Washington game would be a great time for that.

As far as the game goes, the Friars came out dead.  Once again, as a team they were unable to put together a completeperformance.  The second half was much better but even that left room for improvement.  We were looking for a repeat of the Vermont game and we didn’t get it.  To beat GW on the road we will need a 40 minute effort.  But good thing the Bears didn’t bring Emma Watson, it was already too close without her.

PC Player of the Game: Greedy Peterson Kyle Wright had a great game as well but Greedy was better.  He continues to be a beast on the boards and score in bunches.  His athleticism is amazing and he seems to bring it every night.  Which, given the lack of consistency everywhere else, is really nice.

Links:

Friars.com

Men’s Basketball Downs Brown, 78-62

ProJo.com

PC 78, Brown 62: PC Recovers from Rhody Hangover with Strong Second Half

Friarblog

What Can Brown Do For You?  Help Get Over a Tough Loss [Game Recaps]

The State of Providence Basketball

Bears @ Friars

ESPN.com (AP Write Up)

Providence 78, Brown 62

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