Providence Friars Basketball Tickets
View current Providence Friars basketball schedule below. To buy tickets select the date of the game you would like to attend and you will be taken to available seating. If you prefer to buy your tickets by phone, please call 1-800-550-7556.
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Team Information and History
One of the biggest names in Providence Friars basketball, Ryan Gomes, returned for his senior season last year instead of entering the pro draft. He led the Big East Conference with 21.6 points per game and became the first Friar to be a first-team all-league selection twice, joining Providence legend Eric Murdock as the only Friars to lead their entire conference in scoring. Even without a leader like Gomes, the Friars are ready to take on any opponent this season, and head coach Tim Welsh is refreshingly optimistic about Providence’s New Year. With his new crop of promising talent, Welsh has every reason to expect a winning season on the court. Friar fans are rushing to purchase their Providence Friars basketball tickets. Four players are returning, all of whom have started at least 10 games last year. This year, sophomore DeSean White, who backed up Gomes most of last season, is all the press can talk about.
Providence’s frontcourt line is strong with sophomore players DeSean White and Randall Hanke and junior center player Herbert Hill. Hanke played at a superior level near the end of last year’s season, averaging 14.2 points and 7.5 rebounds in his last six games. His remarkable performance was surprising due to only getting an average of 24 minutes per game. In addition to his scoring prowess, he also broke Providence’s single-season school record for a field goal percentage, hitting an unbelievable 72.2 percent of his shots. White is the emerging star talent for the Friars, playing either forward spot and pushing himself to play at a more physically strong level. He is no slouch in the post and has intense shot-blocking abilities. Geoff McDermott can also mix up the already three-man strong Providence frontcourt. A two-sport star last year in the final season of his high school career, McDermott led his high school team to the state Class AA finals. He will be a contender for the small forward and the shooting guard in the frontcourt.
The Friar’s backcourt suffered injuries last year, but Donnie McGrath and Dwight Brewington are ready to make up for their lack of playing time this year. Consistently averaging 13.3 points per game, Providence is lucky to have Brewington’s strength back in full this season. McGrath ranked third in the Conference in three-point shooting last year and tied a record when he wowed audiences by hitting all nine of his three point attempts in one game. McGrath and Brewington are joined by incoming freshman point guard, Sharaud Curry, as well as fellow freshman player Weyinmi Efejuku.
The Friars are eager to prove themselves as winners again this season and their fans are insistent on rushing to support their favorite Providence basketball team through ticket purchases.