Men's Basketball Opens 2017-18 With Late Night Madness

Oct. 15, 2017

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The 2017-18 Providence College Late Night Madness celebration was a spectacular event and a fun-filled evening for all in attendance. ESPN's Doris Burke served as the emcee of the event. The night closed off with a concert by hip-hop artist Lil Uzi Vert.


The doors opened at 6:30 p.m. with fans pouring into Alumni Hall. More than 3,000 Friar fans jammed into Mullaney Gym to see the Friars hit the court. By 7:00 p.m., the capacity crowd cheered on the cheerleaders and the dance team as they performed. At 8:00 p.m., the women's basketball team and Head Coach Jim Crowley were introduced by Doris Burke. The fans were treated to a festive atmosphere as the men's basketball team was introduced at 8:15 p.m. by Doris Burke. After the team and Head Coach Ed Cooley were introduced the team along with the women's squad performed layups and held a three-point shooting contest.


At 10:00 p.m. it was time for Lil Uzi Vert to bring the house down with a tremendous performance that the students danced to for 60 minutes in Peterson Recreation Center.



Fans can catch up with the men's team in action on Saturday, October 28 at 4:00 p.m. as the team plays Carleton University in an exhibition game at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Fans can purchase tickets online at friars.com or by calling the Providence College Ticket Office at 401-865-2759.

 

 

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