Aug. 1, 2012
PROVIDENCE R.I.-- -
It was announced last week that the Providence College men's basketball team will open the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament against UMass at 7:30 p.m., on November 15 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The game will be shown live on ESPNU. The tournament will take place from November 15 to 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. This will mark the second time Providence College has participated in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Providence competed in the tournament in 2007 and posted a 2-1 mark, losing in the championship game to Miami.
If Providence defeats UMass, the Friars will play the winner of the NC State vs. Penn State game on Friday, November 16 at 5:00 pm. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN2/ESPNU. If Providence is defeated by UMass, the Friars will play the loser of the NC State/Penn State game on November 16 at 7:30 pm on ESPN3.
The Friars will play a third game in the tournament on Sunday, November 18.
The family-friendly tournament and resort destination of Puerto Rico host 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.
Puerto Rico Tip-Off Schedule:
|Thu, Nov 15||10:30 a.m.||Akron vs. Oklahoma State||ESPNU|
|12:30 p.m.||UNC Asheville vs. Tennessee||ESPNU|
|5 p.m.||NC State vs. Penn State||ESPN2|
|7:30 p.m.||Providence vs. Massachusetts||ESPNU|
|Fri, Nov 16||10:30 a.m.||Semifinal #1||ESPNU|
|1 p.m.||Consolation #1||ESPN3|
|5 p.m.||Semifinal #2||ESPN2 or ESPNU|
|7:30 p.m.||Consolation #2||ESPN3|
|Sun, Nov 18||11 a.m.||7th -place Game||ESPN3|
|1:30 p.m.||5th -place Game||ESPNU|
|3:30 p.m.||3rd -place Game||ESPNU|
|6:30 p.m.||Championship Game||ESPN2|
Official StoreOfficial Online
Kris Dunn Named Second Team ...
It was announced on Tuesday, March 29 that Providence College junior guard Kris Dunn (New London, Conn.) was named Associated Press Second Team All-American....
Ed Cooley Signs Contract...
Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. and Athletics Director Bob Driscoll announced today (March 30) that men’s basketball Head...
Kris Dunn Named NABC...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It was announced on Monday, March 28 that Providence College junior guard Kris Dunn (New London, Conn.) was named a National...
Ben Bentil Declares For NBA ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence College sophomore forward Ben Bentil (Wilmington, Del.) announced today that he will declare for the NBA Draft but he...
Providence Mayor Jorge...
The National Grid Foundation has teamed up with Providence College to support the Hoops for the Stars Program for the eighth consecutive year.
Friars fall to No. 1 seed...
The No. 9 seed Providence College men’s basketball team held a second-half lead against top-seeded North Carolina, but a pair of big UNC runs over the ...
Men's Basketball NCAA...
Men's Basketball NCAA...