June 7, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- It was announced on June 6 that the Providence College men's basketball team will play in the 2012 Puerto Rico Tip Off in San Juan, Puerto Rico on November 15, 16 and 18. The Friars will join North Carolina State, UNC Asheville, Oklahoma State, Penn State, UMass, Tennessee and Akron to make up the eight team field for the tournament.
It will mark the second time the Friars have played in the Puerto Rico Tip Off. Providence played in the inaugural Puerto Rico Tip Off in 2007 and posted a 2-1 mark, losing in the championship game to Miami. The Friars have posted a 78-56 record all time in in-season tournaments.
The family-friendly tournament and resort destination of Puerto Rico hosts the teams to three days of play, practices and immersion into the Puerto Rican culture and landscape. Additional information can be found on the Puerto Rico Tip Off Web site at http://www.puertoricotipoff.com/home/.
Travel packages and discounted hotel accommodations are available to fans through Anthony Travel, the official travel provider of the Puerto Rico Tip Off. Packages include hotel accommodations, game day transportation, an all-session pass to the games and access to an exclusive banquet reception with the players and coaches (limited availability). For more information or to book your travel to the tournament, please visit the Anthony Travel Web (http://www.anthonytravel.com/espn/puerto-rico-tipoff/) or call (888) 632-6951.