In a couple hours time the Bearcats travel to Providence to take on the Friars in a pivotal game for Cincinnati. In an attempt to give you, my dear readers, a primer on the relevant topics of Providence Basketball I have enlisted the services of Friar Basketball, one of the preeminent blogs for Friars Basketball. Things discussed are the phenomenal season that Marshon Brooks has had, the break neck pace the friars employ and the cauldron that Keno Davis appears to be coaching atop. A good time should be had by all.
1: Marshon Brooks has been nothing short of extraordinary this season.To me he is the most valuable player in the Big East by a landslide. He was good last year, but did anyone around the program expect him to come up with the season he has had so far?
2: This is a probably a sore subject, but what the hell happened last night? The Friars have defended home court brilliantly for most of the season, but then they go out and lose to DePaul? I watched the game, but I haven't seen a ton of Providence this year so I don't have the faintest idea if they played to form or not.
3: This is the third year of the Keno Davis experience and the results have been mixed. If my math is correct, never a sure bet, he is 45-45, 17-32 in the Big East, as the Friars head coach. Is that good enough?
4: The one thing that jumped out at me watching the game last night was the pace of the game. kenpom.com ranks it 13th nationally. What your take on that is it more a matter of personnel, after all very few teams have big guys that can keep up with Brooks in transition.
5: Any predictions?