Men's Basketball Team To Tour Italy On Aug. 12-22

    Aug. 11, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's basketball team will begin a summer tour of Italy on August 12. The team will play three games in Italy on August 14 in Milan and August 18 and 19 in Rome. It will mark third time the Friars have visited Italy since 2000. The squad also went to Italy in 2002 and 2007.

    "This will be a great experience for our players," Head Coach Ed Cooley said. "They will be able to grow as a team. We also expect that it will be a tremendous educational experience as they will be visiting a foreign country with so much history and culture."

    The Friars, who captured the BIG EAST title in 2014 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, will use the Italy Tour to prepare for the 2014-15 season.

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