Providence Friars Men’s Basketball Tickets
The Friars have a new winning attitude with head coach Ed Cooley, and GoTickets is the place to get your Providence basketball tickets for any game this season. We have a huge selection of Dunkin’ Donuts Center tickets for every game on the Friars schedule.
Providence Friars Men’s Basketball Schedule
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Ever since Rick Pitino took Providence to the NCAA Final Four in ‘87 before heading to coach the New York Knicks in the NBA, the Friars have been looking for their next big coach. They thought they had it with Rick Barnes, but he moved on to take over the Texas Longhorns program, and Pete Gillen took the Friars to an Elite Eight before going to Virginia. Over the last decade, Providence had only minimal success under Tim Welsh and Keno Davis, so now Ed Cooley has stepped in.
Although his name might be unfamiliar to some, there are reasons to believe that Cooley is the right man for the job. First off, Cooley is a native of Providence so he knows what the Friars mean to the city. He was a two-time Rhode Island player of the year in high school and went on to star at Stonehill College. As a coach, he was an assistant first at Rhode Island and then at Boston College, where he helped turn that program around. He then took the head coaching job at Fairfield, where he also turned that team around from just 13 wins to 25 wins in a few years. Can he do the same at Providence? Get your Friars basketball tickets this season to find out.
Last season was certainly disappointing as the Providence Friars basketball schedule concluded with a 15-17 record and a mark of 4-14 in the Big East Conference. But it was only a few years ago that the Friars had a winning conference record, so this team is not far removed from being a contender. Although there were plenty of losses last year, the Friars upset #19 Louisville and #8 Villanova in consecutive home games at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center and they nearly won at #13 Georgetown. So with a little more improvement, the Friars could make at a run at berth in the NCAA Tournament and certainly will be a team to watch for in the Big East Tournament. If you want to be a part of the action, get your Providence basketball tickets from GoTickets.