Men's Hoops Faces Connecticut

    Friars take on the Huskies.

    February 22, 1999

    PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (15-11/8-8)
    vs. #2/#4 CONNECTICUT (23-2/14-2)
    Monday, February 22, 1999 - 7:35 p.m.
    Providence Civic Center (12,993)
    Providence, Rhode Island

    FRIARS VERSUS HUSKIES...Tonight's game is the 53rd meeting between the two schools and the first this season. The Friars trail in the all-time series by a 20-32 margin. Last season, the Huskies beat the Friars three times - in Providence (83-56); at the Hartford Civic Center (77-68) and in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Tournament (64-55). The Huskies have won three in a row in the series and five of the last six meetings going back to January 13, 1996. Since the birth of the BIG EAST, the Friars trail 13-23 in the first 36 league contests.

    FARLEY WELL...Senior forward Justin Farley made his first start of the season at Villanova and responded with a season high 38 minutes, scoring a season high 21 points with 10 rebounds. It was his second double-double of the season.

    FRIARS VERSUS TOP TEAMS...The #2/#4 Connecticut Huskies are the tenth team the Friars have faced this season ranked in the Top 25. The Huskies are the highest ranked team PC has faced since 2/6/96 when the Friars played the then-sixth ranked Huskies at Gampel Pavilion. The Friars are now 4-5 against nationally-ranked teams this season. The Friars have now lost four in a row to ranked teams after having a four-game winning streak earlier in the campaign.

    PROBABLE STARTERS

    Pos.  No.  Name            Pts/Reb. Ht.  Wt.  Cl.  Hometown
    F     33   Jamel THOMAS   22.7/7.6  6-6  215  Sr.  Brooklyn, N.Y.
    F     40   Justin FARLEY   8.0/3.8  6-6  205  Sr.  Indianapolis, Ind.
    C     24   Erron MAXEY     9.2/5.7  6-6  195  So.  Lake Elsinore, Cal.
    G     12   John LINEHAN    4.4/2.4  5-9  165  So.  Chester, Pa.
    G     22   Sean CONNOLLY  11.1/3.2  6-4  180  Fr.  Peabody, Mass.
     
    OFF THE BENCH
    Pos.  No.  Name            Pts/Reb. Ht.  Wt.  Cl.  Hometown
    G      3   Kendrick MOORE  8.6/2.5  6-3  180  Sr.  Hartford, Conn.
    G      5   Jamaal CAMAH    4.4/1.7  6-4  195  So.  Salem., Mass.
    G     10   Corey WRIGHT    4.8/2.0  5-8  160  Sr.  New York, N.Y.
    F     15   Peter FARRELL-  0.0/0.5  6-5  195  So.  Hanover, Mass.
                 MARCELLINO
    G     21   Kareem HAYLETTS 0.0/0.0  6-0  160  Fr.  Bergenfield, N.J.
    F     25   Ben PERKINS     0.7/0.6  6-7  205  So.  Vinton, La.
    F     32   Leon BRISPORT   3.3/2.5  6-9  220  Jr.  New York, N.Y.
    F     42   Llewellyn COLE  4.4/2.6  6-7  220  Jr.  New York, N.Y. 
    
    JAMEL THOMAS TIME...The Friars' All-BIG EAST and All-American candidate showed why in Saturday's 90-84 overtime win at Villanova. Thomas scored a career high 38 points including 12 of PC's 14 in overtime. He pulled down nine rebounds had two assists and three steals. Thomas now has a career high 590 points which ties him for tenth on the all-time single season list. On February 13, Thomas moved into third place on PC's all-time scoring list. He now has 1,900 points in his career. Ahead of him in second place is Eric Murdock (2,021) and the all-time leader is Jimmy Walker (2,045). Thomas is just the fourth player in PC history to score over 500 points in a season three times. He joins Jimmy Walker, Marvin Barnes and Joey Hassett as the three others who have done it. He has been nominated for the John R. Wooden Award and All-American team that will be selected in March. The Friars' senior leads the BIG EAST with 22.7 points per game and is currently ranked 13th in the nation. He is just one of three Friars to score 1,800 points and have 700 rebound in his career as he joins Marvin Barnes (1,839/1,529) and Bruce Campbell (1,809/949). Thomas has 1,862 points and 705 boards.

    ROAD WARRIORS... By defeating Villanova at the Pavilion on Saturday, the Friars improved to 5-4 on the road and now have their first winning record on the road ever in BIG EAST play. The Friars were 4-4 twice in 1986-87 and 1988-89.

    TODAY IN THE BIG EAST
    Connecticut at Providence 7:35 p.m.

    PC ON THE AIR
    WPRO Radio with John Rooke and Joe Hassett calling the shots. The game will also be televised via ESPN with Mike Tirico and Len Elmore bringing you the action.

    HEAD COACH TIM WELSH

    FIRST YEAR AT PC: 15-11/7-8
    Overall at PC: 15-11/7-8
    IONA: 70-22 (.761)
    4-YEAR CAREER: 85-33 (.720)
    BIG EAST TOURNAMENT:
    BIG EAST GAMES: 8-8
    NON-LEAGUE GAMES: 7-3
    VERSUS CONNECTICUT: 0-1 (while at Iona)
    NCAA TOURNAMENT: 0 -1 (1997-98)

    NIT: 0 - 2 (1995-96, 1996-97)

    1998-99 (15-11/8-8)...Won first game as a Friars' head coach upsetting #23 Rhode Island, 87-63...Coached 100th career game against Brown University (12/5)...Upset #9 Purdue, 87-82...Won first BIG EAST game at #23/#23 Pittsburgh, 83-68...Upset #18 Syracuse, 67-58...

    1997-98 (27-6/10-4)...Led Iona to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship...Coached Iona to first NCAA appearance since 1985...MAAC Coach of the Year...Metropolitan Area's Division I Coach of the Year...Jack Bruen Award as New York State Coach of the Year...Team won school record 27 games...

    1996-97 (22-8/11-3)...Led Iona to first place finish in MAAC...Made second consecutive NIT appearance...MAAC Coach of the Year...NABC District II Coach of the Year...

    1995-96 (21-8/15-3)...Won first of three MAAC regular season titles...Took Iona to first NIT appearance since 1983...Winner of Peter A. Carlesimo Award as Metropolitan Area Division I Coach of the Year...

    The Welsh Facts File

    Full Name
    Tim Welsh

    Birthdate
    October 4, 1960

    Birthplace
    Massena, New York

    Family
    Single

    High School
    Massena High School

    College
    Potsdam State University '84

    Coaching Experience
    1998 - Head Coach, Providence College
    1995-98 Head Coach, Iona College
    1994-95 Interim Head Coach, Iona College (10 games)
    1991-95 Assistant Coach, Iona College
    1988-91 Assistant Coach, Syracuse University
    1986-88 Assistant Coach, Florida State University

    1985-86 Volunteer Assistant Coach, Iona College

    Coaching Honors
    1998 - Metro Atlantic Athletic Association Coach of the Year
    1998 - Peter A. Carlesimo Award - Metropolitan Area Division I Coach of the Year
    1998 - Jack Bruen Award - New York State Coach of the Year
    1997 - Metro Atlantic Athletic Association Coach of the Year
    1997 - NABC District II Coach of the Year
    1996 - Peter A. Carlesimo Award - Metropolitan Area Division I Coach of the Year

    FRIARS VS. RANKED TEAMS...The Friars have lost four in a row to ranked teams with the last loss coming on February 15th at St. John's. The #2/#2 ranked Connecticut Huskies are the tenth nationally ranked team the Friars have faced this season. PC is now 4-5 against the nation's best this year. The Friars were just 1-7 against ranked teams a year ago.

     
    Associated Press                        USA TODAY/ESPN
    RANK  TEAM                              RANK  TEAM    
    #25   Texas Christian Univ.  L 79-81    #24   Texas Christian Univ.  L 79-81
    #23   Rhode Island           W 87-63    #25   Rhode Island           W 87-63
    # 9   Purdue                 W 87-82    # 8   Purdue                 W 87-82
    #23   Pittsburgh             W 83-68    #23   Pittsburgh             W 83-68
    #18   Syracuse               W 67-58    #18   Syracuse               W 67-58
    # 8   St. John's             L 57-84    # 9   St. John's             L 57-84
    #22   Arkansas               L 79-118   #21   Arkansas               L 79-118
    #16   Miami                  L 65-69    #21   Miami                  L 65-69
    #10   St. John's             L 70-104   # 8   St. John's             L 70-104
    # 2   Connecticut                       # 4   Connecticut                                      
    

    PROVIDENCE...All-time record: 1110-692 (.616) - Second in New England...Home record: 659-210 (.758)...Civic Center record: 334-131 (.718).

    PROVIDENCE IN BIG EAST...127-193 in regular season and 141-211 overall in 20 seasons ... Eighth all-time in wins and percentage.

    TOUGH SCHEDULE...Friars' head coach, Tim Welsh has a tough schedule in his first season as PC's basketball bench boss. Sixteen of the team's 28 games come against teams that played in postseason tournaments a year ago. 12 games come against NCAA Tournament teams (TCU, URI, North Carolina State, Purdue, Connecticut, Syracuse, Miami and two each against West Virginia and St. John's). The other four are against teams that saw NIT action - Vanderbilt, Seton Hall and two with Georgetown.

    HOME COOKING...The Friars are now 9-4 at home this season. Over the last six-plus seasons PC is 81-30 (.730) at the Civic Center. The Friars are 41-5 (.870) in their last 46 non-conference home games in Providence dating back to the start of the 1992-93 season. The back-to-back losses against Vanderbilt and TCU are considered neutral site losses since the Friars were not a home team in the CoSIDA CLASSIC. The last time PC lost back-to-back non-league games at the Civic Center was the 1984-85 season when the Friars dropped home games to Assumption and Dayton on November 29 and December 1.

    NAIL BITERS...PC's 90 - 84 overtime win makes the Friars 2-0 this year in games that went to an extra stanza. The Friars to 2-5 in "close" games this season "Close" games are games decided by five points or less. The Friars were 5-3 last season in "close" games.

    MONTH BY MONTH...The Friars are 2-3 in the month of February. PC was 5-2 in November, 3-2 in December and 5-4 in January.

    DAY BY DAY...The Friars are 1-2 on Monday, 4-2 on Tuesday, 2-1 on Wednesday, 0-1 on Friday, 6-4 on Saturday and 2-1 on Sunday. In PC's four games that have started before 1:00 p.m., the Friars are 1-4. PC defeated Purdue and lost to Georgetown, Arkansas, Notre Dame and Rutgers.

    CIVIC CENTER RECORD...PC owns a 334-131 (.718) record at the Providence Civic Center since the building opened in 1972. The Friars recorded their 300th win on January 8, 1996 against Canisius (91-63).

    FRIARS IN SEASON OPENERS...With the season opening loss to Vanderbilt, the Friars' all-time record in season opening games goes to 63-9. When that season opening game is at home, PC is 49-4. When the first game is on the road, the Friars are 14-5. In home openers, the Friars are 66-6 all-time. The Vanderbilt loss snapped a four-year streak of wins in season openers and a string of 13 straight home openers dating back to November 29, 1984 when the Friars lost a 70-67 decision to Assumption at the Civic Center. PC's last season opening loss came on November 26, 1993 - a 113-102 overtime loss at Oklahoma State.

    BIG EAST OPENERS...The Friars' 83-80 loss to Notre Dame on December 8th extended their BIG EAST season opener's losing streak to nine straight. PC's last win to open the BIG EAST schedule came in December of 1989 against Boston College at home. The Friars are now 3-17 in BIG EAST season openers and 8-12 in their first league contest at home.

    FRIARS IN THE NBA...Providence College has seven former players and one coach in the NBA this season. They are: Otis Thorpe - Washington Wizards
    Austin Croshere - Indiana Pacers
    Eric Murdock - New Jersey Nets
    Dickey Simpkins - Chicago Bulls
    Michael Smith - Vancouver Grizzlies
    Eric Williams - Denver Nuggets

    Marty Conlon - Miami Heat

    Also, Atlanta Hawks coach Lenny Wilkens, is one of Providence College's all-time greatest players.

    FAMOUS RELATIVES...Senior standout Jamel Thomas is the cousin of the Minnesota Timberwolves' Stephon Marbury.

    NEW HOOP STAFF...Joining Tim Welsh at Providence College are three new assistant coaches. Steve DeMeo joined Welsh on April 2nd after the two worked together at Iona. King Rice, a former standout point guard at North Carolina joins the staff after spending five years at Illinois State as an assistant. Bob Walsh comes to Providence after a year at the University of San Diego. He had served as a graduate assistant to Welsh at Iona for two years prior to taking an assistants job in San Diego. Vince Cautero takes over as the administrative assistant. He has been an assistant coach at Florida State (1988-1992) and Florida International (1992-1998).

    KENDRICK MOORE SELECTED... Providence College senior guard Kendrick Moore (Hartford, Conn.) has been selected to the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for the 1998-99 school year. The SAAC is made up of dedicated, hard working student-athletes who are the voice of their fellow student-athletes within the NCAA. The committee meets three times a year in January, March and August. Moore's appointment began on September 1st.

    TWO YEAR SENIORS...Two key members to the 1998-99 Friars are seniors Kendrick Moore and Justin Farley. Both close out PC careers this season after transferring two years ago from Missouri. Moore, who graduated in the spring and is currently a graduate student working on his MBA is fourth on the team in scoring with 8.6 points per game this season. Moore is like a coach on the floor and can play either guard spot. Farley joined the Friars before Christmas last season after transferring from Evansville. The 6-6, 205-pound forward made his first start of the season against Villanova and responded with 21 points and ten rebounds. For the season, Farley is averaging 8.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game this season. The double-double at Villanova was his second of the season and both came against Villanova. Farley owns a 3.35 grade point average as a Finance major and has been nominated for GTE/CoSida Academic All-American honors.

    JAMEL THOMAS - ALL-AMERICA and ALL-BIG EAST Candidate
    Senior forward Jamel Thomas came into his own during the 1997-98 season and will once again be the Friars' team leader on and off the floor. As a junior, Thomas scored over 500 points for the second time in his career to become only the ninth Providence player in school history to reach that plateau. He joins: Jimmy Walker (three times), Marvin Barnes (three times), Joey Hassett (three times), Bruce Campbell, Ernie DiGregorio, John Thompson, John Egan and Kevin Stacom.

    The Friars' team MVP in 1997-98, Thomas finished the regular season averaging 18.5 points and 6.9 rebounds to lead the team in both categories. He had career highs in three points attempted (178); free throws (156); free throws attempted (200); free throw percentage (.780); rebounds (200) and steals (44).

    This season, Thomas picked up where he left off as a junior. He leads the Friars in scoring (590, 22.7 ppg) and rebounding (198, 7.6 per game). He ranks first in the BIG EAST in overall scoring and is 13th in the nation in the scoring column. Earlier this season, Thomas became PC's all-time leader in three-point field goals (194) and three-point attempts (561). He has moved into third on the all-time scoring list with 1,900 points. Thomas is just one of three players in PC history to have over 1,800 points and 700 rebounds joining Marvin Barnes (1,839/1,592) and Bruce Campbell (1,809/949)

    1998-99 PRESEASON HONORS FOR JAMEL THOMAS NOMINATED FOR THE 1999 JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD AND ALL-AMERICAN TEAM FIRST TEAM All-BIG EAST
    Basketball News First Team All-BIG EAST
    Dick Vitale's College Basketball Second Team All-BIG EAST
    Dick Vitale's Sixth Best Swing Forward in Country
    Swish Magazine New England Division I Dream Team

    AMONG THE BEST...Jamel Thomas moved into third on PC's all-time scoring list with 16 points on February 13th versus Miami. He passed Joey Hassett (1,828) and Marvin Barnes (1,839). The talented scorer now has 1,900 career points and leads the BIG EAST in scoring with a 22.7 points per game average. Here are the Top 10 scorers in PC history:

    NO  PLAYER            GP   POINTS
     1  Jimmy Walker       81  2,045
     2  Eric Murdock      117  2,021
     3  JAMEL THOMAS      120  1,900
     4  Marvin Barnes      89  1,839
     5  Joe Hassett       124  1,828
     6  Bruce Campbell    122  1,809
     7  Ernie DiGregorio   86  1,760
     8  Otis Thorpe       113  1,625
     9  Austin Croshere   121  1,523
    10  John Thompson      79  1,520
    
    DOUBLE FIGURES...Jamel Thomas has now scored in double figures in 59 consecutive games dating back to the final four games of his sophomore year.

    DOUBLE-DOUBLES...Thomas has recorded seven double-doubles this season including two in a row against Maine (11/30) and Brown (12/5) and Georgetown (1/9) and Syracuse (1/12).

    J. Thomas  TCU        21 pts/11 rebs
    J. Thomas  MAINE      25 pts/11 rebs
    J. Thomas  BROWN      30 pts/10 rebs
    J. Thomas  @Pitt      25 pts/11 rebs
    J. Thomas  @G'town    17 pts/12 rebs
    J. Thomas  @Syracuse  19 pts/14 rebs
    J. Thomas  @Arkansas  30 pts/10 rebs
    

    REBOUNDER TOO... Thomas led the Friars in rebounding last season with 200 rebounds in 29 games for a 6.9 rebound per game average. He became the first Friar to lead the team in scoring and rebounds since Steve Wright did it in 1987-88. Since 1956-57 only Jim Hadnot (3 times), John Thompson, Marvin Barnes (twice), Rudy Williams, Rich Hunger, Otis Thorpe, Wright and Thomas have led the Friars in both scoring and rebounding in a single season. Thomas currently leads the Friars in scoring (590 pts.) and rebounding (198) through 26 games.

    BIG EAST SCORING...Jamel Thomas is second on the Friars' all-time BIG EAST scoring list with 1,068 points in 70 league games. Here's the list and who is ahead of him:

    NO  PLAYER        GP  POINTS
     1  Eric Murdock  63  1,145
     2  JAMEL THOMAS  70  1,106
    

    Thomas leads all active BIG EAST players in scoring with 1,068 points. He is followed by Richard Hamilton of UCONN and Tim James of Miami.

    Thomas is 16th on the BIG EAST all-time scoring list with 1,106 points.

    BIG EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK...PART III...Jamel Thomas was named the BIG EAST Player of the Week for the week ending January 17th. This marks the third time this season that the Friars' go-to-guy has recorded this honor and the fifth time in his career. Jamel had 19 pts/14 rebounds in upset win at Syracuse and 27 pts/8rebs against Boston College. He was also chosen for the honor on November 18th and on December 7th.

    RECORDS WATCH...Thomas is the Friars' all-time leader in three-point field goals (194) and three-point attempts (561).

    THREE, GOING FOR MORE...PC's All-BIG EAST and All-America candidate, Jamel Thomas, recorded his fourth game with 30 or more points this season with a career high 38 points at Villanova. He is the first player at PC to have four or more 30-point games since Eric Murdock had 12 with 30 or more during the 1990-91 season.

    1998-99 GAME-BY-GAME...

    Game        Min Pts Reb   Asts    Steals
    vs. Vandy   33  22  8     2       0
    vs. TCU     34  21  11    3       1
    URI         30  30  6     2       2
    UTPA        35  29  7     2       0 
    NCSU        34  18  7     1       0  
    @ CSU       32  28  3     1       0
    MAINE       34  25  11    1       2
    BROWN       30  30  10    4       1
    ND          35  21  2     3       1
    @ Rutgers   35  13  5     2       0
    PURDUE      33  22  5     4       2
    @ Pitt      31  25  11    5       3
    SETON HALL  34  18  9     3       2
    WVU         39  22  7     0       4
    @ GT        29  17  12    0       0
    @ SYR       28  19  14    2       2
    @ BC        33  27  8     1       3
    ST. JOHN'S  31  14  3     1       0
    @ Arkansas  32  30  10    1       4
    VILLANOVA   31  20  8     6       1
    @ND         30  14  4     1       1
    @WVU        36  27  8     1       1
    RUTGERS     30  23  8     4       0
    MIAMI       31  16  3     1       1
    @SJU        29  21  9     2       0
    @Villanova  34  38  9     2       3

    FRIARS VERSUS 1998-99 FOES...

    Vanderbilt University:   0-1
    Texas Christian Univ:    0-1
    Rhode Island:           60-49
    Texas Pan-American:      1-0
    North Carolina State:    1-2
    Cleveland State:         3-0
    Maine:                   6-0
    Brown:                  83-24
    Purdue:                  2-5
    Arkansas:                0-1
    Boston College:         51-37
    Georgetown:             14-31
    Syracuse:                8-34
    Pittsburgh:             15-18
    St. John's:             30-52
    West Virginia:           8-2
    Connecticut:            20-32
    Seton Hall:             40-33
    Miami:                  11-9
    Rutgers:                 4-3   
    Villanova:              28-39
    Notre Dame:              7-5

    DOUBLE-DOUBLES....Friars with double-doubles this season:

    PLAYER      GAME       
    J. Thomas   TCU      21 pts/11 rebs
    E. Maxey    UTPA     20 pts/11 rebs
    J. Thomas   MAINE    25 pts/11 rebs
    J. Thomas   BROWN    30 pts/10 rebs
    E. Maxey    @Rutgers 13 pts/13 rebs
    J. Thomas   @Pitt    25 pts/11 rebs
    J. Thomas   @ GT     17 pts/12 rebs
    J. Thomas   @ Syr.   19 pts/14 rebs
    E. Maxey    @ Syr.   14 pts/12 rebs
    J. Thomas   @ Ark.   30 pts/10 rebs
    J. Farley   VILL.    10 pts/10 rebs
    J. Farley   @ Vill.  21 pts/10 rebs

    HALFTIME LEADS...The Friars have led at halftime in 15 of their first 26 games this season. Arkansas had the biggest lead at the half this season (57-31) while St. John's had a 25-point lead (51-26). In the other nine games, PC trailed by 11 or less. PC is 12-3 when the Friars lead at halftime and 3-8 when they trail.

    BOARD GAMES...Despite the Friars lack of size (one player over 6-7), PC is now 12-12 in winning the battle of the boards through 26 games. Villanova and Providence each had 43 rebounds in the January 26th game while PC and Miami each pulled down 37 on February 13th. Arkansas pulled down a season high 52 boards against the Friars and had a 52-45 edge in the game. Through the first 26 games of the season, the Friars have been outrebounded by a 999-937 margin.

    GAME            PC  OPP  DIFF
    vs. VANDY       28  35   - 7.0
    vs. TCU         30  36   - 6.0
    URI             34  42   - 8.0
    UTPA            36  32   + 4.0
    NCSU            29  32   - 3.0
    @CSU            32  30   + 2.0
    MAINE           42  41   + 1.0
    BROWN           37  27   +10.0
    ND              28  31   - 3.0
    @Rutgers        37  36    +1.0
    PURDUE          25  43   -18.0
    @Pittsburgh     38  36    +2.0
    SETON HALL      37  31    +6.0
    WVU             38  48   -10.0
    @ GT            48  44    +4.0
    @ SYR           51  41   +10.0
    @ BC            32  30    +2.0
    ST. JOHN'S      41  39    +2.0
    @ Arkansas      45  52   - 7.0
    VILLANOVA       43  43    ----
    @Notre Dame     26  40   -14.0
    @West Virginia  37  33    +4.0
    RUTGERS         31  40   - 9.0
    MIAMI           37  37    ----
    @St. John's     32  50   -18.0
    @Villanova      43  50   - 7.0
    TOTALS         937 999   -62.0

    SUPERPESTS...Keep an eye on Friar guards John Linehan and Corey Wright. Despite their size (5-9 and 5-8 respectively), they have a way of getting under their opponents skin. Combined, the dynamic duo is averaging 9.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 7.3 apg and 4.8 steals per game. These two have combined for 126 steals this year (4.8 per game). With 48 steals in the first 26 games, Corey Wright is now fifth on the Friars' all-time steals list with 176 in 90 games.

    1.  Eric Murdock        117 376
    2.  Carlton Screen      109 226
    3.  Harold Starks       117 207
    4.  Joe Hassett         124 176
        Corey Wright         90 176

    MORE WRIGHT...Senior guard Corey Wright has become a scoring threat for the Friars this season. Through 25 games, Wright has scored 124 points, surpassing his career high of 117 points set as a sophomore in 36 games. He is averaging 4.8 points per game on the year. In the November 24th win over North Carolina State, Wright poured in a career high 14 points going 3 from the floor with a career high seven free throws in a career high eight attempts. He also had a career high seven assists in the win with three steals.

    MAD MAX...Sophomore center Erron Maxey continues to be a force on the boards for the Friars. He collected his third double-double of the season in the win at Syracuse with 14 points and 12 rebounds. It was the fourth double-double of his career. At Rutgers in December, Maxey pulled down a career high 13 rebounds in his second double-double of the year.

     1/12/99    @ Syracuse     14 pts/12 rebs
    12/11/98    @ Rutgers      13 pts/13 rebs.
    11/21/98    TEXAS-PAN AM   20 pts/11rebs.
      1/5/98    IONA           12 pts/11 rebs.

    NEW FRIARS...The Friars have received national letters of intent from three players for the 1999-2000 season:

    ##Leon Brisport F 6-9, 220 Brooklyn, N.Y./Erasmus Hall/Los Angeles Valley CC
    Mark Jarrell-Wright G/F 6-5, 180 Fr. Newark, N.J./St. Benedict's
    David Murray F 6-9, 220 Jr New York, N.Y./All Hallows/Mesa (AZ) CC
    ##Brisport is eligible to play in second semester of 1998-99 season.

    Also joining the Friars' roster as a transfer from Florida State is Karim Shabazz. He will be eligible in the second semester of the 1999-2000 season.

    Karim Shabazz C 7-2, 230 Jr. Queens, N.Y./Woodmere Acad./Florida State

    Shabazz enrolled at Providence for the second semester and is eligible for the second semester of the 1999-2000 season. He has 1-1/2 years of eligibility

    ROSTER ADDITION...Junior forward Leon Brisport (6-9, 225 lbs., Brooklyn, N.Y.) has joined the Friars' roster for the second semester. Brisport was signed in the November signing period after playing two seasons at Los Angeles Valley Community College. An All-California JC selection last season, Brisport averaged 22.5 points and eight rebounds per game last year.

    MORE BRISPORT...Leon Brisport turned in his best game as a Friar in the loss to Miami. The 6-9, 225-pound forward turned in career highs in points (10), rebounds (6) and minutes played (19). For the season he is averaging 3.3 points per game and 2.5 rebounds.

    STARTERS VS. BENCH...The Friars use ten players in their regular rotation. Here's a breakdown through 24 games:

    PROVIDENCE STATS        IN WINS    LOSSES  HOME    AWAY    NEUTRAL
    FG Percentage           .441        .394   .415    .422    .452            
    FG Percentage Defense   .453        .508   .476    .478    .472
    Three-point Percentage  .349        .271   .302    .351    .216
    Free Throw Percentage   .718        .697   .721    .700    .705
    Rebounds Average        36.9        34.8    35.2    38.3   29.0
    Rebound Margin         - 0.4        -5.2    -2.2    -1.9   -6.5
    Points per Game         82.3        69.8    78.4    76.5   71.5
    Points Allowed per Game 71.2        83.9    73.4    80.5   75.5
        
    GAME            STARTERS    BENCH
                    Pts./Rebs   Pts./Rebs.
    Vanderbilt      51/18       15/9
    TCU             61/22       18/6
    URI             62/21       25/11
    UTPA            74/25       14/8
    NCSU            46/17       34/8
    @CSU            72/18       15/11
    MAINE           55/23       24/14
    BROWN           56/18       25/15
    ND              59/16       21/9
    @ Rutgers       50/24       17/8
    PURDUE          66/12       21/11
    @Pitt           56/23       27/14
    SETON HALL      52/22       13/11
    WVU             59/21       31/15
    @ G'town        45/28       25/12
    @ Syracuse      45/39       19/8
    @ Boston Coll.  73/23       16/5
    ST. JOHN'S      37/26       20/15
    @ Arkansas      64/25       15/18
    VILLANOVA       67/24       18/16
    @Notre Dame     44/16       18/7
    @ WVU           61/21       16/9
    RUTGERS         49/15       26/13
    MIAMI           27/17       38/17
    @SJU            47/16       23/13
    @Villanova      78/29       12/7d

    REBOUNDING MARKS...Jamel Thomas' 14 rebounds at Syracuse were his career best in a a BIG EAST game. The 51 rebounds recorded by the Friars against the Orange was a season best for PC.

    THE LAST TIME...The last time PC won back-to-back games against ranked teams came late in the 1994-95 season when the Friars beat #4 Connecticut (Feb. 27) and #11 Villanova (3/4) to end the regular season. They went on to defeat #21 Syracuse in the BIG EAST Tournament before falling to #13 Villanova in the semi-finals giving them four games against ranked teams in 13 days.

    "FOUL" SHOOTING...The Friars were just 17-34 (.500) from the charity stripe in the win over Syracuse. PC was 9-10 in the first half, but just 8-24 in the second half and still won the game. Syracuse was just 8-22 (.364) from the line for the entire game.

    FARLEY TIME....Senior forward Justin Farley has found his role in the Friars offense. Making his first start at Villanova, Farley scored a season high 21 points with ten rebounds. It was his second double-double of the year with both coming against Villanova. Over the last 13 games, Farley has scored 140 points (10.8 ppg) and had 61 rebounds (4.7 rpg) in 23 minutes per game.

    HIGH SCORERS....West Virginia guard Jarett Kearse joined Notre Dame freshman Troy Murphy, Cleveland State's James Madison and TCU's Lee Nailon as players that have scored 30 or more points against the Friars this season.

    James Madison - CSU 33 points
    Jarett Kearse - WVU 31 points
    Troy Murphy - ND 30 pts./11 rebs.
    Lee Nailon - TCU 30 pts./10 rebs.

    Madison is the first player to score 33 or more points on the Friars since December 21, 1995 when Reggie Freeman lit the PC up for 37 points in a 92-83 loss at Texas.

    BIG EAST STARTS...The Friars have started the BIG EAST schedule with an 0-2 mark in three of the last four seasons. PC was 0-3 in the league last year before winning in the fourth league game. The Friars have started the BIG EAST schedule with an 0-2 record or worse in 14 of the BIG EAST's 20 seasons.

    TOUGH PLACES....The Friars win at the Fitzgerald Field House at Pittsburgh was just the Friars third against Pittsburgh on the Panthers home court. PC is now 3-13 at Pitt. The Friars are just 3-15 at Georgetown and 3-15 at Syracuse after winning their last two games at the Carrier Dome.

    On February 3rd, PC won its first game ever at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown.

    WILD WEST VIRGINIA...PC and West Virginia set several BIG EAST records in the 90-87 overtime win on January 5th. The 59 free throws taken by the Friars is a BIG EAST and Providence College record. The previous record for the Friars was 55 set against Alaska-Fairbanks in the 1996 Top of the World Classic. West Virginia's 41 fouls was a BIG EAST record as were the 39 overtime points that the two teams combined for. The Mountaineers had six players foul out while the Friars had two. Providence was 16-21 from the free throw line in overtime. FREE THROWS VERSUS WVU...In PC's two games against West Virginia this season, the Friars have shot 101 free throws making 72 of them for a .713 success rate.

    50 OR BETTER...PC shot over 50% (50.8%) in the win over Boston College on January 17. That marked the fourth time this season that PC has shot 50% or better in a game. The Friars are 4-0 when they hit half their shots or more.

    HOG HIGHS...Arkansas scored 118 points the most ever by an opponent versus the Friars. The 15-three pointers Arkansas scored were the most ever by an opponent. The 45 field goals equalled the most ever by an opponent versus PC. Arkansas' 29 assists were a season high against Providence and the 26 turnovers by the Friars were a season high. Arkansas' 52 rebounds were the most this season by a PC opponent.

    THREE POINTS...Sean Connolly has hit 56 three-pointers this season, the most ever by a PC freshman. He is 11th on the season list for most three pointers with two regular season games left. He also has a shot to be the Friars' highest scoring freshman scorer ever. He is averaging 11.1 per game with the PC record being 12.3. That mark was set in the 1944-45 season by Leo Labossiere. Only seven freshman in Providence College history have averaged 10.0 or more points in their first season.

    HOT CAMAH...Sophomore guard Jamaal Camah has found the hot hand for the Friars in recent games off the PC bench. In his last seven games, the Salem, Massachusetts native has scored 50 points (7.1 ppg) with 17 rebounds (16.6 minutes per game. During that span, Camah is shooting 21-34 (.618) from the floor. Prior to this hot streak he was shooting just .373 from the floor. He is now shooting .450 for the season.

    SUPERPEST...Sophomore guard John Linehan has career highs in assists (92) and steals (78). His 3.0 steals per game currently tie him for 11th in the NCAA for steals per game.

    HIGH SCORING...When Arkansas scored 118 points versus the Friars, it marked the first time anyone had scored over 100 points since February 8, 1995, a span of 124 games. It took just six games before St. John's scored 104 on February 15th.

    QUICK HANDS...PC's guard tandem of John Linehan and Corey Wright played a key role in forcing Villanova's John Celestand into a BIG EAST high 11 turnovers. A year ago, that duo forced Pitt's Vonteego Cummings into a league record 12 turnovers.

    FINAL SCHEDULES...Here's how the teams the Friars are battling with in the BIG EAST wrap up their seasons: Through games of 2/21/99.

    CONNECTICUT -  (14-2,   2 remaining)
    2/22    at Providence
    2/27    RUTGERS
    

    MIAMI - (13-3, 2 remaining) 2/23 PITTSBURGH 2/27 RUTGERS

    ST. JOHN'S - (13-3, 2 remaining) 2/24 NOTRE DAME 2/27 at Villanova

    VILLANOVA - (9-8, 1 remaining) 2/23 at Pennsylvania 2/27 ST. JOHN'S

    RUTGERS - (9-7, 2 remaining) 2/23 GEORGETOWN 2/27 at Miami

    SYRACUSE - (9-7, 2 remaining) 2/24 at Boston College 2/28 CONNECTICUT

    PROVIDENCE - (8-8, 2 remaining) 2/22 CONNECTICUT 2/27 GEORGETOWN

    NOTRE DAME - (7-9, 2 remaining) 2/24 at St. John's 2/28 BOSTON COLLEGE

    SETON HALL - (7-9, 2 remaining) 2/25 at West Virginia 2/27 at Pittsburgh

    BIGGEST LEAD LOST: 17 (42-25/2:01 left in first half to 14:29 left in second half) vs. Cleveland State

    BIGGEST DEFICIT: 39 (79-118/:11.7 left in second half) vs. Arkansas

    BIGGEST DEFICIT OVERCOME: 14 (37-51/15:01 left in second half) vs. MIAMI

    BIGGEST RUN: 29 (56-27 /25:46 - from 15:15 left in first half to 9:29 left in second half) vs. VILLANOVA

    BIGGEST RUN ALLOWED: 41 (29-70 - 25:46/16:01 left in first half to 10:15 left in second half) at St. John's .

    COMEBACKS AND LOST LEADS

        OPPONENT            SCORE       LED/TRAILED     TIME LEFT
        Vanderbilt    $     66 - 72  -  Led  33 - 32    17:45 left in second half
        Texas Christian  $  77 - 79  -  Led  75 - 73     4:16 left in second half
        RHODE ISLAND        87 - 63     Trailed 0-2     18:25 left in first half
        TEXAS-PAN AM        88 - 78     Trailed 0-4     19:04 left in first half
        NO. CAROLINA STATE  80 - 69     Trailed 4-8     15:06 left in first half
        Cleveland State     87 - 81     Trailed 59-60   10:43 left in second half
        MAINE               79 - 72     Trailed 31-35      34 left in first half   
        BROWN               81 - 60     Never trailed    
        NOTRE DAME          80 - 83 -   Led 19-7        12:21 left in the first half 
        Rutgers             67 - 72 -   Led 40-31       18:19 left in second half
        PURDUE              87 - 82     Trailed 58-59   13:53 left in second half
        Pittsburgh          83 - 68     Trailed 43-44   14:55 left in second half
        SETON HALL          65 - 49     Trailed 13-15    6:35 left in first half
        WEST VIRGINIA       90 - 87 ot  Trailed 23-32    2:47 left in first half
        Georgetown          70 - 75 -   Led 65-64        3:23 left in second half
        Syracuse            67 - 58     Trailed 46-47    8:55 left in second half
        Boston College      89 - 77     Trailed 55-56   14:33 left in second half
        ST. JOHN'S          57 - 84 -   Never led
        Arkansas            79 -118 -   Never led
        VILLANOVA           85 - 72     Trailed 10-11   13:49 left in first half
        Notre Dame          62 - 81 -   Led 15-13       12:59 left in first half
        West Virginia       77 - 68     Never trailed
        RUTGERS             75 - 86 -   Never led
        MIAMI               65 - 69 -   Led 57-56        6:30 left in second half
        St. John's          70 -104 -   Led 12-8        16:01 left in first half
        Villanova           90 - 84 ot  Trailed 79-80    3:29 left in overtime
        
        $  CoSIDA CLASSIC

    FRIARS' FOUL SHOOTING - FREE THROW SHOOTING IN THE FINAL THREE MINUTES AND OVERTIME
    (Game score 10 or fewer)

    PLAYER              1998-99           CAREER          
    Leon Brisport        1 - 2   (.500)    1 - 2   (.500)  
    Erron Maxey          8 -16   (.500)    8 -16   (.500)
    Jamaal Camah         0 - 0             0 - 0   
    Kendrick Moore       4 - 6   (.667)   20 - 23  (.870)          
    Llewellyn Cole       0 - 2   (.000)    2 - 8   (.250)  
    Ben Perkins          0 - 0   (.000)    3 - 4   (.750)
    Sean Connolly        6 - 6   (1.000)   6 - 6   (1.000) 
    Jamel Thomas        26 - 37  (.702)   73 - 98  (.745)          
    Justin Farley        9 - 10  (.900)   13 - 18  (.723)  
    Corey Wright        12 - 20  (.600)   27 - 45  (.600)
    John Linehan        19 - 22  (.864)   33 - 38  (.868)    
    PROVIDENCE          85 - 121 (.702)             
    OPPONENTS           52 - 77  (.675)

    FRIAR GAME KEYS:

    11 -11   in games shooting under 50%
    4 - 0    in games shooting over 50%
    5 - 1    when PC has better FG%
    5 - 7    when PC is outrebounded
    1 - 5    when committing more turnovers
    9 - 4    when opponent held to 75 or less
    12 - 3   when PC leads at the half

    FRIARS BY THE NUMBERS....
    CURRENT STREAK: Win 1
    OVERALL RECORD: 15-11
    LAST FIVE GAMES: 2-3
    LAST TEN GAMES: 4-6
    HOME: 9-4
    ROAD: 6-5
    NEUTRAL: 0-2
    OVERTIME GAMES: 2-0
    BIG EAST RECORD: 8-8
    BIG EAST HOME: 3-4
    BIG EAST AWAY: 5-4
    LONGEST WIN STREAK: 6 (11/14 - 12/8)
    HOME WIN STREAK: 5
    BIG EAST HOME
    WIN STREAK: 1
    LONGEST LOSING STREAK: 3 (2/7 - 2/15)

    WHEN LEADING AT HALFTIME: 12-3
    AWAY: 5-1
    HOME: 7-0 NEUTRAL: 0-2
    WHEN TRAILING AT HALFTIME: 3-8
    HOME: 2-4
    AWAY: 1-4
    NEUTRAL: 0-0

    RECORD AFTER 26 GAMES
    IN 1997-98: 11-15/6-10

    1998-99 PROVIDENCE COLLEGE WINS AND LOSSES

    FRIARS RECORD WHEN....
    Providence shoots 50% or better from the floor........................4 - 0
    Providence shoots less than 50% from the floor.........................11 -11
    Providence holds opponent to 50% or less from the floor................12 - 5
    Providence opponent shoots 50% or better from the floor.................3 - 6
    Providence outrebounds opponent.........................................9 - 3
    Opponent outrebounds Providence.........................................5 - 7
    Providence makes 40% of three point tries...............................5 - 1
    Providence makes less than 40% of three point tries....................10 -10
    Providence scores less than 60 points...................................0 - 1
    Providence scores 60 or more points...................................15 -10
    Providence scores 70 or more points...................................13 - 6
    Providence scores 80 or more points...................................11 - 1
    Opponent held to less than 60 points...................................2 - 0
    Opponent scores 60 or more points......................................13 - 10
    Opponent scores 70 or more points.......................................8 - 9
    Opponent scores 80 or more points.......................................3 - 7

    FRIARS WHEN AHEAD, TIED AND TRAILING....

                      WHEN  AHEAD   WHEN TIED   WHEN TRAILING
    Halftime         12 - 3         -----       3 - 8 
    10 Minutes Left  10 - 1         0 - 0       5 -10 
    5 Minutes Left   13 - 2         0 - 0       2 - 9

    STARTING LINEUPS RECORDS:
    8 - 8: Linehan-Moore-Maxey- Thomas- Connolly
    6 - 3: Linehan-Camah-Maxey-Thomas-Connolly
    1 - 0: Linehan-Connolly-Maxey-Thomas-Farley

    RECORDS AS STARTERS
    0 - 0: Leon Brisport
    6 - 3: Jamaal Camah
    0 - 0: Llewellyn Cole
    15 -11: Sean Connolly
    1 - 0: Justin Farley
    15 -11: John Linehan
    15 -11: Erron Maxey
    8 - 8 Kendrick Moore
    0 - 0: Ben Perkins
    15 -11: Jamel Thomas
    0 - 0: Corey Wright

    GAMES LOST - INJURY/ILLNESS/ACADEMICS (18)

    Kareem Hayletts - Arthroscopic surgery - cartilage right knee (VU, TCU, URI, UTPA, NCST, CSU, ME, BR, ND)
    Kendrick Moore - Stress fracture - left foot (UTPA, NCST, CSU, ME, BR, ND, Rut) Sprained right knee (VILL)
    Ben Perkins - Flu (@ND)

    GAMES LED PC IN:
    Scoring: Thomas (23.0), Connolly (3.0)
    Rebounding: Thomas (16.0), Maxey (7.0), Farley (3.0)
    Scoring and Rebounding: Thomas (16.0)
    DOUBLE/DOUBLES: Thomas (7), Maxey (3), Farley (2)
    20-POINT GAMES: Thomas (18), Connolly (2), Maxey (1), Farley (1)
    30-POINT GAMES: Thomas (4)

    PROVIDENCE - CONNECTICUT SERIES FACTS

    Series Record: 53rd meeting - PC trails, 20-32
    BIG EAST Series: PC Trails, 13-24
    At UConn: PC trails, 7-18
    At Gampel: PC trails, 1-6
    At Providence: 10-11
    Neutral Courts: PC leads, 3-3
    Last Meeting: 3/5/98 - @ BET - UConn 64 PC 55
    Last PC win: 1/29/97 - PC 62 @UConn 47
    Last UConn Win: 3/5/98

    STATISTICAL COMPARISON

    PC                              UCONN
    15-11   Overall Record          23-2
     8-8    BIG EAST Record         14-2
    .421    Field Goal Pct.         .460
    .313    3-Pt. Field Goal Pct.   .352
    .711    Free Throw Pct.         .724
    .477    Opp Field Goal Pct.     .389
    .342    Opp. 3-PT FG PCT.       .352
    .644    Opp. FT Pct.            .603
    36.0    Rebound Average         41.4
    -2.4    Rebound Margin          +7.3
    16.2    Assists/Game            15.5
    15.9    Turnovers/Game          14.8
    2.0     Blocks/Game              4.4
    10.8    Steals/Game              9.0
    77.0    Points/Game             79.0
    76.6    Pts Allowed/Game        61.2

    SERIES NOTES
    Streaks: The Huskies have won the last three meetings between the two schools and five of the last six...This is the first meeting this season between the two schools...The Friars have a 10-11 record against the Huskies at the Providence Civic Center.

    Notes: The Huskies are the highest ranked team to appear at the Providence Civic Center since January 13, 1996 when the 4th-ranked Huskies invaded the Civic Center. UConn won that game, 83-74.

    FRIARS CAREER STATS VS. CONNECTICUT

    No. Player      GP  PPG      RPG     APG
    3     Moore     3    3.7     2.3     4.0
            Top Game - 2/23/98 - 7 pts./ 3 rebs./7 asts.
    5  Camah       First Meeting
    10  Wright      4    0.8     2.3     2.7
            Top Game - 1/29/97 - 3 pts./1 reb./2 asts.
    12  Linehan     3    3.7     2.0     3.3
            Top Game - 3/5/98 - 5 pts./5 rebs./4 asts.
    15  F-Marcellino    Has not played
    21  Hayletts        First Meeting
    22  Connolly        First Meeting
    24  Maxey       3   12.0     3.7     4.3
            Top Game - 1/27/98 - 16 pts./5 rebs
    25  Perkins     2    3.5     1.0     1.0
            Top Game - 2/23/98 - 7 pts./2 rebs./2 asts.
    32  Brisport -      First Meeting
    33  Thomas      6   15.3     5.3     2.0
            Top Game- 1/27/98 - 26 points/8 rebs./1 ast.
    40  Farley      3   12.0     3.0     1.7
            Top game - 2/23/98 - 19 pts./1 rebs./3 asts.
    42  Cole        5    1.2     0.8     0.2
            Top game - 3/5/98 - 7 pts./2 rebs.
    

    League Overall W L PCT W L PCT Connecticut 14 2 .875 23 2 .920 Miami 13 3 .813 19 5 .792 St. John's 13 3 .813 22 6 .786 Rutgers 9 7 .563 17 9 .654 Syracuse 9 7 .563 18 9 .667 Villanova 9 8 .529 18 9 .667 Providence 8 8 .500 15 11 .577 Notre Dame 7 9 .438 13 14 .481 Seton Hall 7 9 .438 13 12 .520 Georgetown 5 11 .313 13 13 .500 Pittsburgh 4 12 .250 13 14 .481 West Virginia 4 13 .235 10 17 .370 Boston College 3 13 .188 6 18 .250

    THIS WEEK IN THE BIG EAST

    Monday, February 22
    Connecticut at Providence       7:35 pm
    

    Tuesday, February 23 Pittsburgh at Miami 7:30 pm Georgetown at Rutgers 7:30 pm Pennsylvania at Villanova 7:30 pm

    Wednesday, February 24 Syracuse at Boston College 7:30 pm Notre Dame at St. John's 8:00 pm

    Thursday, February 25 Seton Hall at West Virginia 7:00 pm

    Saturday, February 27 Rutgers at Miami Noon Georgetown at Providence Noon St. John's at Villanova 2:00 pm Seton Hall at Pittsburgh 7:30 pm

    Sunday, February 28 Boston College at Notre Dame Noon Connecticut at Syracuse 2:00 pm

    1998-99 BIG EAST HONORS

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Feb. 15)
    Tim James - Miami...Sr., F.. Led Miami to a pair of road wins. Had 18 points and nine rebounds in 76-63 win at Syracuse. Followed that with 22-point, 11-rebound game in 69-65 win over Providence.

    ROOKIE OF THE WEEK (Feb. 15)
    Erick Barkley - St. John's, Fr., G.... Led St. John's to a 2-0 week. Had 16 points in 80-68 win at West Virginia and added 11 points in 82-75 win against Villanova. Made just three turnovers in 71 minutes in both games.

    FRIAR STATISTICAL LEADERS
    (as of February 21, 1999)

    INDIVIDUAL

    POINTS              OVERALL        BIG EAST
    Jamel Thomas        22.7  (1st)     20.9  (2nd)
    FIELD GOAL %
    Jamel Thomas        .425 (10th)     .404 (11th)   
    FREE THROW %
    Jamel Thomas        .755  (13th)        
    Kendrick Moore      .868  (1st)
    3PT FG MADE
    Sean Connolly       2.15  (3rd)     2.19 (5th)
    Jamel Thomas        1.96  (6th)     1.94  (8th)
    3PT FG %
    Sean Connolly       .386  (8th)     .427  (5th)
    REBOUNDS
    Jamel Thomas         7.6   (t5th)   7.5  (8th)
    OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS
    Erron Maxey         2.58 (13th)     
    Jamel Thomas        2.42 (15th)     2.44 (13th)
    DEFENSIVE REBOUNDS
    Jamel Thomas        5.19  (3rd)     5.06  (4th)
    STEALS
    John Linehan        3.00  (1st)     3.00 (1st)
    Corey Wright        1.85  (12th)        
    ASSIST/TO RATIO
    Corey Wright        2.20  (1st)     2.14  (1st)
    John Linehan        2.04  (4th)     1.90  (4th)
    ASSISTS
    Corey Wright        3.81  (12th)    3.75 (t12th)

    TEAM

    CATEGORY            OVERALL         BIG EAST
    Scoring             77.0  (3rd)     74.5  (5th)
    Opp. Scoring        76.6  (13th)    76.1  (12th)
    Scoring Margin      +0.4  (9th)     -1.6   (7th)
    Field Goal %        .421  (11th)    .401  (12th)
    Opp. FG %           .477  (13th)    .473  (13th)
    3PT %               .313  (11th)    .327  (9th)
    Opp 3 PT%           .342  (9th)     .325  (4th)
    Free Throw %        .711  (6th)     .710  (6th)
    Rebounds            36.0  (9th)     37.4  (7th)
    Opp. Rebounds       38.4  (12th)    39.3  (12th)
    Rebound Margin      -2.4  (12th)    -1.9  (10th)
    Assists             16.2  (4th)     15.9  (5th)
    Steals              10.8  (3rd)     10.3  (2nd) 
    Blocked Shots        2.0  (13th)     1.9  (13th)
    Turnover Margin     4.31  (1st)     +3.63 (1st)
    Assist/Turnover     1.01  (4th)     1.00  (3rd)

    FRIARS IN NCAA RANKINGS (2/17/99)
    Scoring - Jamel Thomas 22.1 (13th)
    Steals - John Linehan 3.0 (t11th)

    CAREER SCORING
        Name (Years)            GP     PTS
    1.  Jimmy Walker (1964-67)   81  2,045
    2.  Eric Murdock (1987-91)  117  2,021
    3.  Jamel Thomas (1995-  )  120  1,900
    4.  Marvin Barnes (1971-74)  89  1,839
    5.  Joe Hassett (1973-77)   124  1,828
    

    SEASON SCORING AVERAGE Name (Year) PTS(Gms) AVG 1. Jimmy Walker (1966-67) 851(28) 30.39 2. John Thompson (1963-64) 681(26) 26.19 3. Eric Murdock (1990-91) 818(32) 25.58 4. Ernie DiGregorio (1972-73) 761(31) 24.55 5. Jimmy Walker (1965-66) 662(27) 24.52 6. Jamel Thomas (1998-99) 590 (26) 22.69 7. Marvin Barnes (1973-74) 706 (32) 22.06

    SEASON SCORING Name (Year) PTS(Gms) AVG 1. Jimmy Walker (1966-67) 851(28) 30.39 2. Eric Murdock (1990-91) 818(32) 25.56 3. Ernie DiGregorio (1972-73) 761(31) 25.55 4. Marvin Barnes (1973-74) 706(32) 22.06 5. Billy Donovan (1986-87) 702(34) 20.65 6. John Thompson (1963-64) 681(26) 26.19 7. Jimmy Walker (1965-66) 662(27) 24.52 8. Austin Croshere (1996-97) 643(36) 17.86 9. Kevin Stacom (1973-74) 592(32) 18.50 10. Derrick Brown (1996-97) 590(34) 17.35 Jamel Thomas (1998-99) 590(26) 22.69

    CAREER FIELD GOALS Name (Year) GP FG 1. Joe Hassett (1973-77) 124 840 2. Jimmy Walker (1964-67) 81 781 3. Marvin Barnes (1971-74) 89 770 4. Ernie DiGregorio (1970-73) 86 757 5. Bruce Campbell (1974-78 122 726 6. Eric Murdock (1987-91) 117 687 7. Jamel Thomas (1995- ) 120 652

    CAREER FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS Name (Year) GP FG Att 1. Joe Hassett (1973-77) 124 1703 2. Ernie DiGregorio (1970-73) 86 1619 3. Jimmy Walker (1964-67) 81 1591 4. Eric Murdock (1987-91) 117 1575 5. Jamel Thomas (1995- ) 120 1580

    CAREER 3 POINT FIELD GOALS Name (Year) GP 3-FG 1. Jamel Thomas (1995 -) 120 194 2. Eric Murdock (1987-91) 117 169

    CAREER 3 PT FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS Name (Year) GP 3-FGA 1. Jamel Thomas (1995 - ) 120 561 2. Eric Murdock (1987-91) 117 477

    CAREER FREE THROWS Name (Year) GP FTM 1. Jimmy Walker (1964-67 81 481 2. Eric Murdock (1987-91) 117 478 3. Bob Moran (1951-54) 69 417 4. Jamel Thomas (1995 - ) 120 402

    CAREER FREE THROW ATTEMPTS Name (Year) GP FTA 1. Jimmy Walker (1964-67 81 614 2. Eric Murdock (1987-91) 117 610 3. Otis Thorpe (1980-84) 113 577 4. Michael Smith (1991-94) 94 560 5. Dickey Simpkins (1990-94) 125 553 6. John Thompson (1961-64) 79 546 7. Jamel Thomas (1995 - ) 120 542

    CAREER REBOUNDS Name (Year) GP REB 1. Marvin Barnes (1971-74) 89 1592 2. Jim Hadnot (1959-62) 74 1299 3. John Thompson (1961-64) 79 1061 4. Michael Smith (1991-94) 94 1038 5. Bruce Campbell (1974-78) 122 949 6. Otis Thorpe (1980-84) 113 902 7. Billy Eason (1974-78) 116 800 8. Dickey Simpkins (1990-94) 125 790 9. Bob Cooper (1973-77) 123 768 10. Bob Misevicius (1974-78) 109 722 11. Jamel Thomas (1995-99) 120 714

    CAREER OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS Name (Year) REB 1. Michael Smith (1991-94) 382 2. Dickey Simpkins (1990-94) 312 3. Marques Bragg (1988-92) 288 4. Jamel Thomas (1995 - ) 244

    CAREER ASSIST-TO RATIO Name (Year) AST/TO RATIO 1. Abdul Abdullah (1992-94) 422/163 2.59-1 2. Paul Oristaglio (1975-78) 122/50 2.44-1 3. Carlton Screen (1986-90) 532/237 2.24-1 4. Gary Bello (1972-75) 257/118 2.18-1 5. God Shammgod (1995-97) 428/197 2.17-1 6. John Linehan (1997- ) 170/85 2.00-1 7. Billy Donovan (1983-87) 546/271 2.01-1 8. Corey Wright (1996- ) 280/144 1.94-1 CAREER STEALS Name (Year) GP STLS 1. Eric Murdock (1987-91) 117 376 2. Carlton Screen (1986-90) 109 226 3. Harold Starks (1982-86) 117 207 4. Joe Hassett (1973-77) 124 176 Corey Wright (1996- ) 91 176

    CAREER STEALS AVERAGE Name (Year) GP/ST AVG 1. Eric Murdock (1987-91) 117/376 3.21 2. Dwight Williams (1976-78) 61/150 2.46 3. John Linehan (1997- ) 55/128 2.33 4. Delray Brooks (1986-88) 56/130 2.32 5. Carlton Screen (1986-90) 109/226 2.07 6. Corey Wright (1996-) 91/176 1.93

    SEASON 3 POINT FIELD GOALS Name (Year) GP 3-FG 1. Billy Donovan (1986-87) 34 97 2. Ernie Lewis (1986-87) 34 95 3. Delray Brooks (1987-88) 28 67 4. Delray Brooks (1986-87) 28 66 5. Jamel Thomas (1996-97) 36 65 6. Austin Croshere (1996-97) 36 61 7. Matt Palazzi (1988-89) 29 57 Chris Watts (1990-91) 32 57 9. Eric Murdock (1990-91) 32 56 Sean Connolly (1998-99) 25 56

    CAREER GAMES PLAYED Name (Year) GP 1. Dickey Simpkins (1990-94) 125 2. Joe Hassett (1973-77) 124 3. Bob Cooper (1973-77) 123 Steve Wright (1984-88) 123 Michael Brown (1992-96) 123 7. Bruce Campbell (1975-79) 122 Billy Donovan (1983-87) 122 9. Austin Croshere (1993-97) 121 10. Jamel Thomas (1995-99) 120

    BIG EAST CAREER SCORING Name (Years) PTS 1. Eric Murdock (1987-91) 1,145 2. Jamel Thomas (1995-) 1,106

    BIG EAST CAREER FIELD GOALS Name (Year) FG 1. Eric Murdock (1987-91) 390 2. Jamel Thomas (1995-) 374

    BIG EAST CAREER FIELD GOAL ATT Name (Year) FGA 1. Jamel Thomas (1995-) 907 2. Eric Murdock (1987-91) 884

    BIG EAST CAREER 3 POINT FG Name (Year) 3-FG 1. Jamel Thomas (1995-) 129

    BIG EAST CAREER 3 POINT FG ATT Name (Year) 3-FGA 1. Jamel Thomas (1995-) 350

    BIG EAST CAREER FREE THROWS Name (Year) FT 1. Eric Murdock (1987-91) 263 2. Jamel Thomas (1995- ) 224

    BIG EAST CAREER FREE THROW ATT. Name (Year) FTA 1. Michael Smith (1991-94) 340 2. Eric Murdock (1987-91) 339 3. Otis Thorpe (1980-84) 328 4. Jamel Thomas (1995-) 307

    BIG EAST CAREER MINUTES Name (Year) MIN 1. Michael Brown (1992-96) 2178 2. Jamel Thomas (1995-) 2090

    BIG EAST CAREER STEALS Name (Year) STEALS 1. Eric Murdock (1987-91) 199 2. Carlton Screen (1986-90) 108 3. Michael Brown (1992-96) 107 4. Jamel Thomas (1995-) 101 5. Harold Starks (1982-86) 96 6. Corey Wright (1996- ) 95

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