For most people, New Year’s Eve is both a time for reflection and anticipation as one year closes and another begins. For the Creighton Blue Jays and the Providence Friars however, New Year’s Eve was a time to focus on the present as the two teams squared off to open Big East play at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence Rhode Island. Continue reading “Creighton Heats Up The Dunk”
Just 13 miles away from the St. John’s campus and on the intersection of Flatbush Ave and Atlantic Ave sits the Barclays Center, the site of this week’s Legends Classic. The 19,000-seat arena served as a theatre for Brooklyn native Chris Mullin and the St. John’s Red Storm who put on two performances by defeating Cal on Monday night and narrowly defeating VCU to win the tournament on Tuesday.
Tuesday night in Queens was a celebration of sort as St. John’s took on Loyola Maryland in their home opener at Carnesecca Arena. After a long wait, Red Storm fans finally got to see one of the most talented teams in the Big East in action. Continue reading “St. John’s: The Start of Something New”
On February 14, at a pinked out Dunkin Donuts Center, the Providence Friars defeated Villanova, then the second ranked team in the nation. The Wildcats were stunned as the Providence student section stormed the court in celebration of the upset win.
Thursday nights session of the Big East Tournament quarterfinal round featured two marquee matchups in front of a sold out Madison Square Garden . The first matchup was between Villanova and Marquette, a game in which the Wildcats dominated the Golden Eagles. The second matchup was between Seton Hall and Butler, a game that came down to the wire as Butler held off Seton Hall.
Thursday’s afternoon session of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden kicked off with top seeded Xavier and the hometown favorite, St. John’s. The second game of the afternoon featured a tightly contested matchup between Creighton and Providence.
Founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, Providence Rhode Island is filled with rich history. The small city 170,000 people call home is both old and modern. With institutions like Brown and RISD it’s hard not to get caught up in how intellectual the city is. Don’t let this swanky city fool you though. Providence is a basketball town.