How to watch Memphis’ first game of the NIT Season Tip-Off against Virginia Tech


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After four straight home games to start the season, Penny Hardaway and the Tigers will travel to Brooklyn, New York to participate in the NIT Season Tip-Off. Memphis’ first game of the tournament is on Wednesday with a late game against Virginia Tech.

Mike Young enters his third season as the Hokies head coach, and he returns three of his top five leading scorers from the year ago. The Hokies are off to a 5-0 start, and they sit right outside of the Associated Press top 25 and rank No. 26 according to KenPom.

Redshirt senior Keve Aluma averaged 15.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per game as the leading scorer last season, and he has averaged 12.4 points and 4.4 rebounds through five games this year. Aluma also leads the team in blocks with seven, but he has recorded 14 fouls this season, which is the most fouls drawn this year on the team.

Three more players are averaging 10 or more points per game, and guard Storm Murphy is currently averaging 10.8 points and shooting 45 percent from behind the three-point line. Forward Justyn Mutts averages 10 points per game and leads the team in rebounds and assists, while Nahiem Alleyne has scored 10.6 points a game.

As a team, the Hokies have shot 50.5 percent from the field, 42.5 percent from deep and 74.2 percent from the free-throw line. The group grabs 37 rebounds per game and has a rebounding margin of seven, and they only turn the ball over 10.4 times a contest.

Opposing teams are shooting 34.3 percent from the field and 17.5 percent from behind the three-point line against them, and Virginia Tech is forcing 14.2 turnovers per game.

Here’s a look at how to watch/listen to the Tigers’ game vs. Virginia Tech:

TV: ESPN2

Online: WatchESPN

Radio: In Memphis, you can listen on 98.9 The Roar of Memphis, in Jackson listen on WJAK AM 1490 or WJAK 96.1, or in Nashville on WNQM AM 1300.

Tip-off: 8:30 p.m. CT

Line: Memphis -2.5

HOW MEMPHIS CAN DEFEAT THE HOKIES

The Tigers have looked really good this season, but this will be another step up in competition for Hardaway’s squad. This will also be the first game Memphis has played outside FedExForum, and it will be interesting to see how to group responds on a neutral floor.

It’s clear that the Tigers’ struggled with turnovers on Friday against Western Kentucky, and they’ll need to limit those mistakes on Wednesday. Hardaway’s group turned the ball over 26 times in their previous game, and it will be tough to beat a team like Virginia Tech with 20 or more turnovers.

Alex Lomax led the team with six turnovers against the Hilltoppers, and the coaching staff might play around with the point guard rotations while the group is in Brooklyn. Earl Timberlake had a nice outing on Friday, and they could give him more minutes with the starting group during this two-game stint in New York.

Emoni Bates led the Tigers in scoring through the first three game, but he struggled to get much going in the team’s last game. The freshman went 2-for-10 from the field and finished with four turnovers, but he has a great opportunity to bounce back in Memphis’ first televised game of the season.

On the other hand, Jalen Duren is coming off his best game of the season, and he will look to have another great game against a team that doesn’t have a ton of size in the paint. Duren is averaging 15 points, 10.8 rebounds and 4.7 blocks per game, but he must limit his turnovers after having 12 through the first four games.

Finally, the Tigers need to make more shots from behind the arc against the Hokies. While Memphis has shot 38.5 percent from deep this season, they struggled against Western Kentucky and shot 12.5 percent from behind the arc, and Virginia Tech will make it tough for Hardaway’s group to find open looks.





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Pacers vs. Bulls – Game Recap – November 22, 2021


CHICAGO — — Domantas Sabonis scored 21 points, Malcolm Brogdon added 16 more, and the Indiana Pacers routed the Chicago Bulls 109-77 on Monday night.

Myles Turner also scored 12 points and hauled in 10 rebounds in Indiana’s second straight win.

“It feels like we’re getting our footing,” Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said. “We’re a team that’s not going to get any free lunch from anybody. We’ve got to embrace that fact, and it’s got to be something that brings us closer and closer together.”

DeMar DeRozan led the Bulls with 18 points, while Zach LaVine scored 17 — just the second time this season he was held to fewer than 20 points.

It was a one-sided affair for much of the night, with Indiana stretching its lead to as many as 35 points in the fourth. Chicago had a few offensive spurts, but ended up with 36.5% shooting for the game. The Bulls played their reserves for the entire final frame.

The Pacers came out of the gate firing on all cylinders offensively, opening with a 26-9 run. Justin Holiday and Caris LeVert scored six points apiece within the first four minutes.

“Beating a team that’s high-powered and doing well is big for us,” Holiday said. “We’ve been trying to figure out how we can play a full 48 minutes. Our main goal coming in is to play together and play hard. Being able to do that tonight and win it the way we did, it’s good for our team to see that, when we play that way, it works.”

Indiana led 67-46 at halftime thanks to a strong effort on the glass, outrebounding the Bulls 28-16 in the first two quarters. DeRozan helped fuel a 10-3 run for Chicago to cut the second-quarter deficit to eight, but key baskets from Brogdon and Kelan Martin down the stretch pushed the Pacers’ advantage to 21 points at the break.

Chicago, playing on the second night of a back-to-back, looked sluggish early, going 7 of 22 from the floor in the first quarter, including just 1 of 7 3-pointers.

“We missed some good looks,” Bulls coach Billy Donovan said. “As the game started to get into double figures, we got very, very stagnant. The ball didn’t move well enough, and we didn’t generate enough for each other.”

HELP NEEDED

DeRozan and LaVine entered the game as the NBA’s fourth and fifth leading scorers, respectively. But the two stars received little help on offense Monday, with the Bulls’ three other starters combining for 10 points total. Lonzo Ball missed all seven shots.

TIP-INS:

Pacers: All five of Indiana’s starters finished the night scoring in double figures. … Indiana’s defensive rebounding efforts created numerous quick-scoring opportunities early on. The Pacers hauled in 21 defensive boards in the first half, which helped them outscore Chicago 14-2 in fast-break points.

Bulls: C Nikola Vucevic remains in the cardiovascular testing phase of the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Vucevic emerged from isolation Sunday after being sidelined on Nov. 11. The Bulls have not yet determined if he will travel for Wednesday’s game in Houston. …G Alex Caruso (bruised wrist) was a last-minute injury scratch. He hurt his wrist during Chicago’s recent West Coast road trip and reaggravated it when taking a charge during Sunday’s game against New York.

UP NEXT:

Pacers: Host Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.

Bulls: At Houston on Wednesday night.

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Y-H Spissue: Harvard students navigate new travel, lodging, and cost challenges to attend Yale-Harvard Game



Since learning that Yalies cannot host Harvard students the night before the Yale-Harvard game, students are navigating a host of considerations to travel to New Haven and take in the sporting event.

For the 2021 Yale-Harvard football game on Nov. 20, the first since the pandemic, Harvard students will not be permitted to stay in Yale dorms due to COVID-19 restrictions. Harvard students have been encouraged to leave Cambridge for Yale on Saturday morning. For this reason, Harvard’s shuttles that are usually offered on both the Friday and Saturday of the weekend of the game are only being offered on Saturday, and at minimal capacity. Previously, Harvard students would often come to Yale on the Friday before the game and stay in Yale dorms. With restrictions in place, many Harvard students told the News they are searching for alternate lodging. 

“I think this new plan disadvantages students who cannot afford rides [or] places to stay overnight and people who do not know individuals at Yale especially since students from Ivy League feeder schools have more friends at Yale,” Harvard junior Andrea Liu said.

Liu said she has friends who attend Yale, and has friends from Harvard who live in New Haven. She plans to come to Yale on Friday afternoon and stay at her Harvard friend’s New Haven house. Liu believes going on Friday is a “better plan” than taking one of the Harvard shuttles on Saturday; she was worried about not arriving at The Game on time. 

Liu says many other students at Harvard are also coming on the Friday before The Game. Some are planning to rent AirBnBs, and others are looking to stay with off-campus students, she said. 

“[We] are not sure about the consequences and are not worried about them, but rather our larger fear is, what if Yale doesn’t let us in [to dorms],” Liu said in regards to her decision to avoid staying with friends on campus at Yale. 

Kalyan Palepu, a Harvard junior, has a similar plan. He plans to come on Friday and stay with the family of a friend who lives in New Haven. 

“I have to believe that Yale won’t force Harvard students who come on Friday hoping to sleep at Yale to not have a place to sleep for the night,” Palepu wrote in an email to the News.

This is especially worrisome for students on financial aid, Harvard junior Diana Meza said. Meza is a student on financial aid and is planning to stay with friends at Yale. She said Harvard offered free round-trip transportation on Saturday to students eligible through the Harvard Student Events Fund––a program at Harvard that offers qualifying students free tickets to student events, according to Harvard’s website––but those tickets were sold out by the time Meza tried to purchase them. 

Tickets for the Yale-Harvard game were available for pickup at various athletic events throughout the past week and at Payne Whitney Gym.





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Women’s Basketball Game Notes vs. Rhode Island


FRIARS WELCOME RHODE ISLAND TO ALUMNI HALL … The Providence College women’s basketball team will host the University of Rhode Island in an intrastate match-up on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m. The game will be played at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. and will be broadcast on FloSports.

FRIARS ALL-TIME VS. RHODE ISLAND… The Friars and Rams have met 51 times during the history of the two women’s basketball programs. Providence leads the all-time series, 39-12. 

LAST FIVE… The Friars have earned victories in four of the last five meetings between the two teams, including each of the last two.

FIRST MEETING BETWEEN PROVIDENCE AND URI AT ALUMNI HALL SINCE 2017… The Friars and Rams will tip-off at Alumni Hall for the first time since Dec. 3, 2017. On that day, Providence defeated URI, 65-41, in the first round of the Ocean State Tip-Off Tournament.

THE LAST MEETING… The Friars and Rams last met on Nov. 28, 2020 at the Ryan Center in South Kingstown, R.I. Providence got off to a hot start in the first quarter and led wire-to-wire en route to a 76-50 victory. The Friars shot a blistering 57.6-percent from the field (34-59) in the game, while the Rams checked in at 36-percent shooting (18-50). Four Friars scored in double figures, led by Mary Baskerville’s 16 points. URI got a game-high 17 points from Marie-Paule Foppossi.

SCOUTING RHODE ISLAND… Rhode Island enters Wednesday’s match-up with a 3-0 record. URI was picked to finish second in the Atlantic 10 Preseason Coaches’ Poll, earning two first-place votes. The Rams are scoring 87.7 points per game this season, and are paced offensively by Marie-Paule Foppossi at 14.7 points per game. Dez Elmore, a grad transfer from BIG EAST member Seton Hall, is second on the team in scoring at 13.3 points per game. Emmanuelle Tahane, the reigning A-10 Co-Player of the Year, is averaging a double-double with 10.3 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. The trio was featured among this year’s Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference selections. Tahane was on the First Team, while Foppossi and Elmore were named to the Second Team and Third Team, respectively.

FORMER FRIAR CHANELL WILLIAMS RETURNS TO ALUMNI HALL AS A GRADUATE TRANSFER PLAYING FOR URI… Chanell Williams is returning to Alumni Hall as a graduate transfer member of the Rhode Island women’s basketball team. Williams played four seasons for the Friars and is taking advantage of the extra year of eligibility that was granted to student-athletes by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At Providence, she played 118 games and appeared in the starting line-up 69 times. She averaged 6.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game during her career with the Friars.  This season, Williams has started all three games for the Rams and is averaging 8.7 points, 1.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 steals per game. She scored a season-high 20 points in the Rams’ season opener vs. Dartmouth on Nov. 9.

HOME-SWEET-HOME… The Friars will play 13 of their first 17 games at home in Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. Through the first two months of the season, the Friars leave the city of Providence just twice. On Nov. 13, the Friars traveled to Orono, Maine to face the Black Bears. On Dec. 31, Providence will travel to Cincinnati, Ohio to take on Xavier (and remain on the road to face Butler on Jan. 2). Providence’s only other road game during the months of November and December will be played at Brown University, which is located in Providence, R.I.

JANAI CROOMS NAMED TO BIG EAST WEEKLY HONOR ROLL… Janai Crooms was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday, Nov. 15. In two games last week to start the 2021-22 season, she averaged 18.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.5 blocked shots per game. Her 13.0 rebounds per game is a BIG EAST best to start the season. In the Friars’ most recent game against Maine (Nov. 13), Crooms exploded for 18 points, 19 rebounds, five assists, four blocked shots and two steals. 

FRIARS OVERCOME 17-POINT DEFICIT TO DEFEAT MAINE IN OVERTIME…The Friars started 1-13 from the field against Maine on Nov 13 and had to overcome a 17-point deficit to take the win in overtime (66-61). A strong second quarter got the momentum going for PC, outscoring the Black Bears, 21-11, and cutting the deficit to 28-24 at halftime. In the fourth quarter, Maine gained a 54-48 advantage on an 8-0 run with 5:45 remaining on the clock. Maine went scoreless for over two and a half minutes and the Friars managed to tie the game, 56-56, capped by a traditional three-point play from Mary Baskerville. In overtime, Providence outscored Maine 10-5. Freshman Emily Archibald (four) and junior Janai Crooms (three) combined to score seven of the Friars’ 10 points in the extra session. Archibald paced the Friars with 20 points, while Crooms recorded a double-double on 18 points and 19 rebounds. Senior Alyssa Geary contributed 15 points.

TWO-TIME MAINE GATORADE PLAYER OF THE YEAR EMILY ARCHIBALD RETURNS TO HER HOME STATE AND DROPS 20 ON THE BLACK BEARS… Freshman forward Emily Archibald has had an impressive start to her career with the Friars. Through two games, she is averaging 15.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, while shooting .522 from the field (12-23). On Nov. 13, she returned to her home State of Maine and dropped a team and career high 20 points on the Black Bears. She shot 57-percent from the field (8-14) and added six boards and two steals. Archibald is a two-time Maine Gatorade Player of the Year (2020, 2021) and was named Miss Maine Basketball (2021).

ALYSSA GEARY COMES ALIVE IN WIN OVER MAINE… Senior Alyssa Geary responded nicely from her 0-7 performance against Yale in the Friars’ season opener with a 15-point effort in a win over Maine the very next game. Geary shot 7-14 from the field (.500) and added three boards, three assists and one steal. Geary will be a key player in the Friars’ season moving forward.  Last year, she started all 21 games ranked second among her teammates in (11.4 ppg) and blocked shots (1.3 bpg) and third in rebounding (4.8 rpg) and assists (2.4 apg). Geary recorded a team-best 15 double-digit scoring games, including six-straight to finish the season. She led the Friars in scoring (14.5 ppg), rebounding (6.5 rpg) and blocked shots (2.0 bpg) during the BIG EAST Tournament, including 19 points and nine rebounds in the Friars’ First Round victory over Butler (Mar. 3).

CLEANING THE GLASS… Providence has recorded 40+ rebounds in each of its two games to start the season. Last year, Providence only eclipsed 40 rebounds in one game (49 vs. Butler, 3/5/21). As a team, the Friars are averaging 44.5 rebounds per game. 

FRIARS DROP SEASON OPENER TO YALE IN OVERTIME… The Friars dropped their season opener to Yale in overtime (63-57) on Nov. 9 in Providence, R.I. The Bulldogs used a +9 scoring advantage at the free throw line, which proved to be a critical factor in the game. Providence shot just 9-20 from the stripe (.450), while the Bulldogs shot 18-23 (.783). Janai Crooms led the Friars with 18 points in her debut with the program and also added seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Senior Mary Baskerville contributed 11 points, nine rebounds, six blocked shots and four steals before fouling out. Freshman Emily Archibald started at forward and played 36 minutes in her collegiate debut, recording 10 points, five rebounds and two assists.

PRESEASON TUNE-UP… The Friars defeated NCAA Division II Bentley, 64-46, in an exhibition game on Nov. 4 in Providence, R.I. Four Friars reached double figures in the scoring column, led by freshman Kylee Sheppard (14 points). Fellow freshman Olivia Olsen came off the bench to record 11 points, while Mary Baskerville and Janai Crooms each contributed 10 points. Graduate transfer Andreana Wrister hauled in a team-high seven rebounds, and freshman Audrey Koch put up a solid line of eight points, four rebounds and a team-high five assists.

FRIARS SET TO MAKE THEIR RETURN TO THE DUNKIN’ DONUTS CENTER… The Friars will host a game at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center for the first time since 2010 when they welcome Connecticut on Sunday, Jan. 30. Tip-off is set for 11:00 a.m. It marks the first time Providence has played a game at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center since Feb. 6, 2010 against West Virginia.

NEW LOOK FRIARS… The Friars welcome eight new faces to the program this season, including two transfers and six freshmen. Andreana Wrister is a graduate transfer, who played four seasons at Tennessee State. Janai Crooms, a native of Cranston, R.I., has played three seasons of NCAA Division I basketball in the Big Ten at Ohio State and Michigan State. Both Wrister and Crooms are guards. Four more guards will join the rotation as freshmen in Kylee Sheppard, Meghan Huerter, Nariah Scott and Audrey Koch. Olivia Olsen and Emily Archibald join the front court for their rookie seasons in the college ranks.

PROVIDENCE PICKED TO FINISH EIGHTH IN BIG EAST PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL… The Friars were picked to finish eighth in the 2021-22 BIG EAST Preseason Coaches’ Poll, which was released at the league’s annual media day at MSG in New York City. The Friars recorded 32 points in the poll and sit above Georgetown (27), Xavier (18) and Butler (17). Connecticut was a unanimous selection to win the league for a second-straight season.

MARY BASKERVILLE NAMED TO ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM AT THE CONCLUSION OF 2020-21 SEASON… Last season, Mary Baskerville led Providence College in scoring (12.7 ppg), rebounding (6.5 rpg), blocked shots (1.8 bpg), steals (1.4 spg) and field-goal percentage (.538, 112-208). For her efforts, she was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team. It marked her first postseason honor since earning BIG EAST Freshman of the Year and BIG EAST All-Freshman Team accolades in 2019. 

CLEARED FOR TAKE-OFF… The NCAA cleared Janai Crooms to play during the 2021-22 season on Nov. 4, prior to the Friars’ exhibition game against Bentley. Crooms was a four-star recruit and ranked No. 36 in 2018 class by Prospect Nation coming out of St. Andrew’s (Barrington, R.I.). She played two seasons at Ohio State (2018-20) before transferring to Michigan State for the 2020-21 campaign. Crooms has two years of eligibility remaining, including the current 2021-22 seasons.

CROOMS SHINES IN DEBUT WITH THE FRIARS… Cranston, R.I. native Janai Crooms made her debut with the Friars on Nov. 9 against Yale. She played the previous three seasons in the Big Ten at Ohio State and Michigan State and has two years of eligibility with the Friars. In the season opener vs. Yale, Crooms paced the Friars with 18 points, four assists and four steals, while also hauling in seven rebounds. The veteran guard hit a baseline jumper as time expired to push the game into overtime. Her impact on the court is undeniable, but she’ll aim to take better care of the basketball moving forward, as she recorded 10 turnovers vs. the Bulldogs.

MARY BASKERVILLE RANKS 20th ALL-TIME AT PROVIDENCE IN CAREER REBOUNDS… Senior Mary Baskerville ranks 20th all-time in career boards at Providence with 612. She hauled in a team-best nine rebounds in the Friars’ season opener against Yale (Nov. 9) and passed former Friar Mi-Khida Hankins ’11 (602) in the rankings. 

1,000-POINT MILESTONE ON THE HORIZON… Mary Baskerville has scored 931 points (85 games) with the Friars. She is on pace to become the 35th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point milestone.

FRIARS IN THE POSTSEASON… The Friars’ last appeared in the postseason during the 2018-19 campaign, when their current senior class came on to the scene as freshmen. Providence’s 2019 WNIT selection marked the program’s 15th post-season appearance overall and first since 2010. In 2019-20, NCAA and WNIT Championships were canceled to the Covid-19 pandemic, and Friars did not qualify for postseason during the abbreviated 2020-21 campaign.  Complete post-season breakdown below (records in parentheses):

2018-19 WNIT Round of 16 (2-1)

2009-10 WNIT Quarterfinal Round (3-1)

1991-92 NCAA Tournament First Round (0-1)

1990-91 NCAA Tournament Second Round (1-1)

1989-90 NCAA Tournament East Regional (1-1)

1988-89 NCAA Tournament First Round (0-1)

1986-87 National Women’s Invitational Tournament (1-2)

1985-86 NCAA Tournament First Round (0-1)

1981-82 EAIAW Regional Tournament (0-1)

1980-81 EAIAW Regional Tournament (0-1)

1979-80 EAIAW National Tournament (3-1)

1978-79 EAIAW Regional Tournament (0-1)

1977-78 EAIAW Regional Tournament (1-1)

1976-77 EAIAW Regional Tournament (2-2)

1975-76 EAIAW Regional Tournament (1-2)

WHAT’S NEXT… The Friars continue their seven-game home stand on Saturday, Nov. 20 against Boston College. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m. at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I.



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W&L Football to Travel to Mount Union for NCAA First Round Game



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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced its field for the 2021 Division III football championship on Sunday and Washington and Lee will travel to 13-time National Champion Mount Union for a first-round contest.
 
The Generals and Purple Raiders will meet at 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 20 in Alliance, Ohio.
 
Mount Union posted a 10-0 record during the regular season and received an automatic bid from the Ohio Athletic Conference.  The Purple Raiders are ranked fourth in the D3Football.com Division III poll and average 48.9 points per game, while allowing just 9.1 points per outing.  They also allow an average of just 61.9 yards per game on the ground and 211.6 yards overall.
 

W&L finished its regular season with an 8-2 overall record and a 5-1 mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.  The Generals earned the ODAC’s automatic berth to the tournament and were riding an eight-game winning streak until a regular season-ending loss to Shenandoah on Saturday.  The Blue & White averages 31.9 points per game and ranks fifth in Division III in rushing offense (324.8 ypg).

The winner of the first-round contest will take on the winner of a match-up between Salisbury (8-1) and Johns Hopkins (9-1) on November 27.

W&L is seeking its first-ever NCAA Tournament win (0-5).  The Generals met Mount Union in their last NCAA Championship outing on November 18, 2017.  The Purple Eagles claimed a 21-0 win on their way to seizing the 2017 NCAA title.

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Women’s Basketball Game Notes vs. Maine


FRIARS HIT THE ROAD TO FACE MAINE IN NON-CONFERENCE PLAY… The Providence College women’s basketball team will travel to Orono, Maine to face the University of Maine Black Bears on Saturday, Nov. 13. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Gymnasium and the game will be broadcast live on ESPN3. An international feed is available via AmericaEast.tv

PROVIDENCE VS. MAINE ALL-TIME… Providence and Maine have played seven times during the history of the two women’s basketball programs. The Friars lead the all-time series, 6-1, with the first six meetings occurring before between 1978 and 1988. The programs renewed the series in 2020-21 and Maine earned its first victory (62-48) in Providence, R.I.

THE MOST RECENT MEETING… After a closely contested first quarter, Maine used a 14-4 scoring advantage in the second quarter to take control of the game and head to the locker room at halftime with a 33-20. The Black Bears led by as many as 21 in the third quarter, and the Friars answered with an 11-0 run to get within 10, but it was as close as Providence could get down the stretch. Chanell Williams led the Friars with eight points and seven rebounds. Mary Baskerville played just 11 minutes in the game and finished with six points. It marked just the second time in her career that she was held without a rebound. Blanca Millan recorded 30 points and 14 rebounds for the Black Bears and Abbe Laurence chipped in 10 points and nine boards.


LAST TIME THE FRIARS AND BLACK BEARS MET IN ORONO… Providence and Maine last met in Orono on Dec. 29, 1988 as part of the Bath Iron Works Classic. The Friars earned a 56-45 victory on that day.

SCOUTING THE BLACK BEARS… Maine opened the season just outside of the College Insider Mid-Major Top-25 poll, receiving 54 votes. The Black Bears were picked to finish second in the America East Preseason Poll, a year after reaching the America East title game for the sixth-straight season. Maine returns two starters and nine letterwinners. The team will be led by America East Preseason All-Conference selection Anne Simon and 2021 America East All-Conference Second Team honoree Maeve Carroll.

FAMILIAR TERRITORY… Kennebunk, Maine native Emily Archibald is heading back to her home state as a freshman on the Providence College women’s basketball team. Archibald had a storied career at Kennebunk High School, where she was a two-time Maine Gatorade Player of the Year (2020, 2021) and Miss Maine Basketball (2021). The three time All-State selection averaged 24.6 points, 20.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 3.5 steals and 3.7 blocked shots per game at Kennebunk during her senior campaign.  In her first game with the Friars, she cracked the starting line-up and played 36 minutes. She recorded 10 points on 4-9 shooting and added five rebounds and two assists.

HOME-SWEET-HOME… The Friars will play 13 of their first 17 games at home in Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. Through the first two months of the season, the Friars leave the city of Providence just twice. On Nov. 13, the Friars travel to Orono, Maine to face the Black Bears. On Dec. 31, Providence will travel to Cincinnati, Ohio to take on Xavier (and remain on the road to face Butler on Jan. 2). Providence’s only other road game during the months of November and December will be played at Brown University, which is located in Providence, R.I.

FRIARS DROP SEASON OPENER TO YALE IN OVERTIME… The Friars dropped their season opener to Yale in overtime (63-57) on Nov. 9 in Providence, R.I. The Bulldogs used a +9 scoring advantage at the free throw line, which proved to be a critical factor in the game. Providence shot just 9-20 from the stripe (.450), while the Bulldogs shot 18-23 (.783). Janai Crooms led the Friars with 18 points in her debut with the program and also added seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Senior Mary Baskerville contributed 11 points, nine rebounds, six blocked shots and four steals before fouling out. Freshman Emily Archibald started at forward and played 36 minutes in her collegiate debut, recording 10 points, five rebounds and two assists.

PRESEASON TUNE-UP… The Friars defeated NCAA Division II Bentley, 64-46, in an exhibition game on Nov. 4 in Providence, R.I. Four Friars reached double figures in the scoring column, led by freshman Kylee Sheppard (14 points). Fellow freshman Olivia Olsen came off the bench to record 11 points, while Mary Baskerville and Janai Crooms each contributed 10 points. Graduate transfer Andreana Wrister hauled in a team-high seven rebounds, and freshman Audrey Koch put up a solid line of eight points, four rebounds and a team-high five assists.

FRIARS SET TO MAKE THEIR RETURN TO THE DUNKIN’ DONUTS CENTER… The Friars will host a game at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center for the first time since 2010 when they welcome Connecticut on Sunday, Jan. 30. Tip-off is set for 11:00 a.m. It marks the first time Providence has played a game at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center since Feb. 6, 2010 against West Virginia.

NEW LOOK FRIARS… The Friars welcome eight new faces to the program this season, including two transfers and six freshmen. Andreana Wrister is a graduate transfer, who played four seasons at Tennessee State. Janai Crooms, a native of Cranston, R.I., has played three seasons of NCAA Division I basketball in the Big Ten at Ohio State and Michigan State. Both Wrister and Crooms are guards. Four more guards will join the rotation as freshmen in Kylee Sheppard, Meghan Huerter, Nariah Scott and Audrey Koch. Olivia Olsen and Emily Archibald join the front court for their rookie seasons in the college ranks.

ROOKIE IMPACT… In the Friars’ season opener against Yale on Nov. 9, freshmen Emily Archibald and Kylee Sheppard cracked the starting line-up. Three others came off the bench, including Audrey Koch, who logged 33 minutes of action. Archibald and Sheppard combined for 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one steal. The duo shot 7-15 from the field.   

PROVIDENCE PICKED TO FINISH EIGHTH IN BIG EAST PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL… The Friars were picked to finish eighth in the 2021-22 BIG EAST Preseason Coaches’ Poll, which was released at the league’s annual media day at MSG in New York City. The Friars recorded 32 points in the poll and sit above Georgetown (27), Xavier (18) and Butler (17). Connecticut was a unanimous selection to win the league for a second-straight season.

MARY BASKERVILLE NAMED TO ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM AT THE CONCLUSION OF 2020-21 SEASON… Last season, Mary Baskerville led Providence College in scoring (12.7 ppg), rebounding (6.5 rpg), blocked shots (1.8 bpg), steals (1.4 spg) and field-goal percentage (.538, 112-208). For her efforts, she was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team. It marked her first postseason honor since earning BIG EAST Freshman of the Year and BIG EAST All-Freshman Team accolades in 2019. 

ALYSSA GEARY LOOKS TO PICK UP WHERE SHE LEFT OFF… Senior Alyssa Geary returns for her senior year having shown steady progress in her game each of the previous three seasons. Last year, she started all 21 games ranked second among her teammates in (11.4 ppg) and blocked shots (1.3 bpg) and third in rebounding (4.8 rpg) and assists (2.4 apg). Geary recorded a team-best 15 double-digit scoring games, including six-straight to finish the season. She led the Friars in scoring (14.5 ppg), rebounding (6.5 rpg) and blocked shots (2.0 bpg) during the BIG EAST Tournament, including 19 points and nine rebounds in the Friars’ First Round victory over Butler (Mar. 3). 

CLEARED FOR TAKE-OFF… The NCAA cleared Janai Crooms to play during the 2021-22 season on Nov. 4, prior to the Friars’ exhibition game against Bentley. Crooms was a four-star recruit and ranked No. 36 in 2018 class by Prospect Nation coming out of St. Andrew’s (Barrington, R.I.). She played two seasons at Ohio State (2018-20) before transferring to Michigan State for the 2020-21 campaign. Crooms has two years of eligibility remaining, including the current 2021-22 seasons.

CROOMS SHINES IN DEBUT WITH THE FRIARS… Cranston, R.I. native Janai Crooms made her debut with the Friars on Nov. 9 against Yale. She played the previous three seasons in the Big Ten at Ohio State and Michigan State and has two years of eligibility with the Friars. In the season opener vs. Yale, Crooms paced the Friars with 18 points, four assists and four steals, while also hauling in seven rebounds. The veteran guard hit a baseline jumper as time expired to push the game into overtime. Her impact on the court is undeniable, but she’ll aim to take better care of the basketball moving forward, as she recorded 10 turnovers vs. the Bulldogs.

MARY BASKERVILLE RANKS 20th ALL-TIME AT PROVIDENCE IN CAREER REBOUNDS… Senior Mary Baskerville ranks 21st all-time in career boards at Providence with 606. She hauled in a team-best nine rebounds in the Friars’ season opener against Yale (Nov. 9) and passed former Friar Mi-Khida Hankins ’11 (602) in the rankings. 

1,000-POINT MILESTONE ON THE HORIZON… Mary Baskerville has scored 926 points in 84 career games with the Friars. She is on pace to become the 35th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point milestone.

FRIARS IN THE POSTSEASON… The Friars’ last appeared in the postseason during the 2018-19 campaign, when their current senior class came on to the scene as freshmen. Providence’s 2019 WNIT selection marked the program’s 15th post-season appearance overall and first since 2010. In 2019-20, NCAA and WNIT Championships were canceled to the Covid-19 pandemic, and Friars did not qualify for postseason during the abbreviated 2020-21 campaign.  Complete post-season breakdown below (records in parentheses):

2018-19 WNIT Round of 16 (2-1)

2009-10 WNIT Quarterfinal Round (3-1)

1991-92 NCAA Tournament First Round (0-1)

1990-91 NCAA Tournament Second Round (1-1)

1989-90 NCAA Tournament East Regional (1-1)

1988-89 NCAA Tournament First Round (0-1)

1986-87 National Women’s Invitational Tournament (1-2)

1985-86 NCAA Tournament First Round (0-1)

1981-82 EAIAW Regional Tournament (0-1)

1980-81 EAIAW Regional Tournament (0-1)

1979-80 EAIAW National Tournament (3-1)

1978-79 EAIAW Regional Tournament (0-1)

1977-78 EAIAW Regional Tournament (1-1)

1976-77 EAIAW Regional Tournament (2-2)

1975-76 EAIAW Regional Tournament (1-2)

WHAT’S NEXT… The Friars will begin a seven-game home stand at Alumni Hall on Nov. 17 against intra-state rival Rhode Island. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 p.m.



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Canadians travel to Buffalo for Sabres and Maple Leafs game at KeyBank following border reopening


BUFFALO N.Y. (WIVB) – This weekend is the first time in almost 20 months Canadians could attend a hockey game at the KeyBank Center. The Sabres are taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night and fans from both teams are excited about the reunion.

“It just adds to the game I think and the atmosphere,” said Madison Burns who’s from Buffalo. “It’ll be nice to have at least a bigger crowd in there, with a little more energy for the Sabres.”

“I’m very excited. Even though they’re competition, they’re welcome here so I’m really excited just seeing all the people,” Sabres fan Julia Burns said.

Canadians are back in Buffalo and back to attending hockey games at the KeyBank Center.

“Just being here, in a new city, as a fan of the opposing team, it’s a great feeling,” said Rob Jot-Kandola, who traveled to Buffalo from Toronto with a group of friends.

“It’s the Leafs. The Leafs are playing in Buffalo. We always come every year whenever they play and the borders been closed for about a year almost and when they opened up the first thing we did was look for tickets,” said Hargit Singh, who’s from Toronto.

The border opened for Canadians this week, allowing them to once again visit Buffalo, and Toronto Maple Leaf fans made a weekend out of it.

“It was amazing . I actually enjoyed driving over the bridge. I haven’t been to Buffalo in years. So it was great, it was a great journey. I loved it,” Jot-Kandola said.

“I think just seeing the Leafs play in a different city, because we always see them in Toronto so going somewhere else to watch them,” said Toronto resident Alexa Starr.

“It was exciting. We’ve been here before and it was exciting to be able to get back to watching games in Buffalo. It’s kind of surreal,” said Connor Koster, who visited from Canada.

To get back into Canada, people need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, which could cost more than a hundred dollars in some places. Canadians News 4 caught up with say it’s worth it.

“The Leafs are worth it. So we paid for the PCR test,” Andrea Starr said.

“It’s just an extra step you’ve got to take every time, but if you’re a true Leafs fan that extra step is not a big deal,” said Jason Gill, who traveled from Toronto.

“We thought about it. Is it worth going down to Buffalo? We checked all the finances, all the prices but we’re just like it’s ok. It’s been such a long year in 2020 so we’re like hey why not just go to Buffalo, it’s ok,” Jot-Kandola said.

Sarah Minkewicz is a reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2019. See more of her work here.



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Canadians travel to Buffalo for Sabres and Maple Leafs game at KeyBank following border reopening


BUFFALO N.Y. (WIVB) – This weekend is the first time in almost 20 months Canadians could attend a hockey game at the KeyBank Center. The Sabres are taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night and fans from both teams are excited about the reunion.

“It just adds to the game I think and the atmosphere,” said Madison Burns who’s from Buffalo. “It’ll be nice to have at least a bigger crowd in there, with a little more energy for the Sabres.”

“I’m very excited. Even though they’re competition, they’re welcome here so I’m really excited just seeing all the people,” Sabres fan Julia Burns said.

Canadians are back in Buffalo and back to attending hockey games at the KeyBank Center.

“Just being here, in a new city, as a fan of the opposing team, it’s a great feeling,” said Rob Jot-Kandola, who traveled to Buffalo from Toronto with a group of friends.

“It’s the Leafs. The Leafs are playing in Buffalo. We always come every year whenever they play and the borders been closed for about a year almost and when they opened up the first thing we did was look for tickets,” said Hargit Singh, who’s from Toronto.

The border opened for Canadians this week, allowing them to once again visit Buffalo, and Toronto Maple Leaf fans made a weekend out of it.

“It was amazing . I actually enjoyed driving over the bridge. I haven’t been to Buffalo in years. So it was great, it was a great journey. I loved it,” Jot-Kandola said.

“I think just seeing the Leafs play in a different city, because we always see them in Toronto so going somewhere else to watch them,” said Toronto resident Alexa Starr.

“It was exciting. We’ve been here before and it was exciting to be able to get back to watching games in Buffalo. It’s kind of surreal,” said Connor Koster, who visited from Canada.

To get back into Canada, people need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, which could cost more than a hundred dollars in some places. Canadians News 4 caught up with say it’s worth it.

“The Leafs are worth it. So we paid for the PCR test,” Andrea Starr said.

“It’s just an extra step you’ve got to take every time, but if you’re a true Leafs fan that extra step is not a big deal,” said Jason Gill, who traveled from Toronto.

“We thought about it. Is it worth going down to Buffalo? We checked all the finances, all the prices but we’re just like it’s ok. It’s been such a long year in 2020 so we’re like hey why not just go to Buffalo, it’s ok,” Jot-Kandola said.

Sarah Minkewicz is a reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2019. See more of her work here.



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Game Notes | Illini, RedHawks Tipoff Sunday


PREVIEW

Opening Tip

The Fighting Illini women’s basketball program returns to the court for the second game of a four-game home stand to open the 2021-22 season. The Illini (1-0) host the Miami (OH) RedHawks (1-0) at State Farm Center. Tipoff between the Illini and the RedHawks is set for 3 p.m. CT. The game will be streamed live on B1G+ with Carson Gourdie (play-by-play), Andre Thomas (analyst), and Katie Underwood (sideline). Mike Koon will call the action for the Illini on the Busey Bank Illini Sports Network (1400 AM / 93.9 FM). Streaming audio and live stats are also available at FightingIllini.com. 

About Miami (OH)

Miami enters Sunday’s matchup with a 1-0 record after capturing an 85-60 road win at Valparaiso in their season-opener on Wednesday evening. 

» The RedHawks are coming off of a 4-20 mark in a COVID-19-shortened season in 2020-21. MU posted a 3-17 record to finish 12th in the Mid-American Conference (MAC). 

» Junior G Peyton Scott enters the season as the team’s leading returning scorer (21.2 ppg) and rebounder (6.7 rpg). 

» Freshman Ivy Wolf led the team with 23 points in the opener vs. Valpo, while junior F Taja Foster-Walker pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds. 

Series vs. Miami (OH)

Sunday’s matchup marks the sixth in the series between the Fighting Illini and the RedHawks. 

» Illinois leads the overall series, 3-2.

» Illinois is 3-1 in games played in Champaign. 

» The Illini won two straight in the series 

» The most recent matchup between the programs, a 73-60 Illini win at State Farm Center, came in the first round of Illinois’ run to the 2013 WNIT Quarterfinals. 

Up Next

The Fighting Illini continue their season-opening home stand on Thursday, welcoming SIUE to State Farm Center. Tipoff between the Fighting Illini and the Cougars is set for 7 p.m. CT. 

» SIUE is 0-1 to start the season after a 98-62 road loss at Kansas on Wednesday (Nov. 10)

» The Cougars travel to Memphis on Sunday before traveling to Illinois on Thursday.

FOLLOW THE ILLINI

For more Fighting Illini women’s basketball news, stay tuned to FightingIllini.com and follow @IlliniWBB on social media: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook.

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Women’s Basketball Game Notes vs. Maine


FRIARS HIT THE ROAD TO FACE MAINE IN NON-CONFERENCE PLAY… The Providence College women’s basketball team will travel to Orono, Maine to face the University of Maine Black Bears on Saturday, Nov. 13. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Gymnasium and the game will be broadcast live on ESPN3. An international feed is available via AmericaEast.tv

PROVIDENCE VS. MAINE ALL-TIME… Providence and Maine have played seven times during the history of the two women’s basketball programs. The Friars lead the all-time series, 6-1, with the first six meetings occurring before between 1978 and 1988. The programs renewed the series in 2020-21 and Maine earned its first victory (62-48) in Providence, R.I.

THE MOST RECENT MEETING… After a closely contested first quarter, Maine used a 14-4 scoring advantage in the second quarter to take control of the game and head to the locker room at halftime with a 33-20. The Black Bears led by as many as 21 in the third quarter, and the Friars answered with an 11-0 run to get within 10, but it was as close as Providence could get down the stretch. Chanell Williams led the Friars with eight points and seven rebounds. Mary Baskerville played just 11 minutes in the game and finished with six points. It marked just the second time in her career that she was held without a rebound. Blanca Millan recorded 30 points and 14 rebounds for the Black Bears and Abbe Laurence chipped in 10 points and nine boards.


LAST TIME THE FRIARS AND BLACK BEARS MET IN ORONO… Providence and Maine last met in Orono on Dec. 29, 1988 as part of the Bath Iron Works Classic. The Friars earned a 56-45 victory on that day.

SCOUTING THE BLACK BEARS… Maine opened the season just outside of the College Insider Mid-Major Top-25 poll, receiving 54 votes. The Black Bears were picked to finish second in the America East Preseason Poll, a year after reaching the America East title game for the sixth-straight season. Maine returns two starters and nine letterwinners. The team will be led by America East Preseason All-Conference selection Anne Simon and 2021 America East All-Conference Second Team honoree Maeve Carroll.

FAMILIAR TERRITORY… Kennebunk, Maine native Emily Archibald is heading back to her home state as a freshman on the Providence College women’s basketball team. Archibald had a storied career at Kennebunk High School, where she was a two-time Maine Gatorade Player of the Year (2020, 2021) and Miss Maine Basketball (2021). The three time All-State selection averaged 24.6 points, 20.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 3.5 steals and 3.7 blocked shots per game at Kennebunk during her senior campaign.  In her first game with the Friars, she cracked the starting line-up and played 36 minutes. She recorded 10 points on 4-9 shooting and added five rebounds and two assists.

HOME-SWEET-HOME… The Friars will play 13 of their first 17 games at home in Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. Through the first two months of the season, the Friars leave the city of Providence just twice. On Nov. 13, the Friars travel to Orono, Maine to face the Black Bears. On Dec. 31, Providence will travel to Cincinnati, Ohio to take on Xavier (and remain on the road to face Butler on Jan. 2). Providence’s only other road game during the months of November and December will be played at Brown University, which is located in Providence, R.I.

FRIARS DROP SEASON OPENER TO YALE IN OVERTIME… The Friars dropped their season opener to Yale in overtime (63-57) on Nov. 9 in Providence, R.I. The Bulldogs used a +9 scoring advantage at the free throw line, which proved to be a critical factor in the game. Providence shot just 9-20 from the stripe (.450), while the Bulldogs shot 18-23 (.783). Janai Crooms led the Friars with 18 points in her debut with the program and also added seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Senior Mary Baskerville contributed 11 points, nine rebounds, six blocked shots and four steals before fouling out. Freshman Emily Archibald started at forward and played 36 minutes in her collegiate debut, recording 10 points, five rebounds and two assists.

PRESEASON TUNE-UP… The Friars defeated NCAA Division II Bentley, 64-46, in an exhibition game on Nov. 4 in Providence, R.I. Four Friars reached double figures in the scoring column, led by freshman Kylee Sheppard (14 points). Fellow freshman Olivia Olsen came off the bench to record 11 points, while Mary Baskerville and Janai Crooms each contributed 10 points. Graduate transfer Andreana Wrister hauled in a team-high seven rebounds, and freshman Audrey Koch put up a solid line of eight points, four rebounds and a team-high five assists.

FRIARS SET TO MAKE THEIR RETURN TO THE DUNKIN’ DONUTS CENTER… The Friars will host a game at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center for the first time since 2010 when they welcome Connecticut on Sunday, Jan. 30. Tip-off is set for 11:00 a.m. It marks the first time Providence has played a game at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center since Feb. 6, 2010 against West Virginia.

NEW LOOK FRIARS… The Friars welcome eight new faces to the program this season, including two transfers and six freshmen. Andreana Wrister is a graduate transfer, who played four seasons at Tennessee State. Janai Crooms, a native of Cranston, R.I., has played three seasons of NCAA Division I basketball in the Big Ten at Ohio State and Michigan State. Both Wrister and Crooms are guards. Four more guards will join the rotation as freshmen in Kylee Sheppard, Meghan Huerter, Nariah Scott and Audrey Koch. Olivia Olsen and Emily Archibald join the front court for their rookie seasons in the college ranks.

ROOKIE IMPACT… In the Friars’ season opener against Yale on Nov. 9, freshmen Emily Archibald and Kylee Sheppard cracked the starting line-up. Three others came off the bench, including Audrey Koch, who logged 33 minutes of action. Archibald and Sheppard combined for 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one steal. The duo shot 7-15 from the field.   

PROVIDENCE PICKED TO FINISH EIGHTH IN BIG EAST PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL… The Friars were picked to finish eighth in the 2021-22 BIG EAST Preseason Coaches’ Poll, which was released at the league’s annual media day at MSG in New York City. The Friars recorded 32 points in the poll and sit above Georgetown (27), Xavier (18) and Butler (17). Connecticut was a unanimous selection to win the league for a second-straight season.

MARY BASKERVILLE NAMED TO ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM AT THE CONCLUSION OF 2020-21 SEASON… Last season, Mary Baskerville led Providence College in scoring (12.7 ppg), rebounding (6.5 rpg), blocked shots (1.8 bpg), steals (1.4 spg) and field-goal percentage (.538, 112-208). For her efforts, she was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team. It marked her first postseason honor since earning BIG EAST Freshman of the Year and BIG EAST All-Freshman Team accolades in 2019. 

ALYSSA GEARY LOOKS TO PICK UP WHERE SHE LEFT OFF… Senior Alyssa Geary returns for her senior year having shown steady progress in her game each of the previous three seasons. Last year, she started all 21 games ranked second among her teammates in (11.4 ppg) and blocked shots (1.3 bpg) and third in rebounding (4.8 rpg) and assists (2.4 apg). Geary recorded a team-best 15 double-digit scoring games, including six-straight to finish the season. She led the Friars in scoring (14.5 ppg), rebounding (6.5 rpg) and blocked shots (2.0 bpg) during the BIG EAST Tournament, including 19 points and nine rebounds in the Friars’ First Round victory over Butler (Mar. 3). 

CLEARED FOR TAKE-OFF… The NCAA cleared Janai Crooms to play during the 2021-22 season on Nov. 4, prior to the Friars’ exhibition game against Bentley. Crooms was a four-star recruit and ranked No. 36 in 2018 class by Prospect Nation coming out of St. Andrew’s (Barrington, R.I.). She played two seasons at Ohio State (2018-20) before transferring to Michigan State for the 2020-21 campaign. Crooms has two years of eligibility remaining, including the current 2021-22 seasons.

CROOMS SHINES IN DEBUT WITH THE FRIARS… Cranston, R.I. native Janai Crooms made her debut with the Friars on Nov. 9 against Yale. She played the previous three seasons in the Big Ten at Ohio State and Michigan State and has two years of eligibility with the Friars. In the season opener vs. Yale, Crooms paced the Friars with 18 points, four assists and four steals, while also hauling in seven rebounds. The veteran guard hit a baseline jumper as time expired to push the game into overtime. Her impact on the court is undeniable, but she’ll aim to take better care of the basketball moving forward, as she recorded 10 turnovers vs. the Bulldogs.

MARY BASKERVILLE RANKS 20th ALL-TIME AT PROVIDENCE IN CAREER REBOUNDS… Senior Mary Baskerville ranks 21st all-time in career boards at Providence with 606. She hauled in a team-best nine rebounds in the Friars’ season opener against Yale (Nov. 9) and passed former Friar Mi-Khida Hankins ’11 (602) in the rankings. 

1,000-POINT MILESTONE ON THE HORIZON… Mary Baskerville has scored 926 points in 84 career games with the Friars. She is on pace to become the 35th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point milestone.

FRIARS IN THE POSTSEASON… The Friars’ last appeared in the postseason during the 2018-19 campaign, when their current senior class came on to the scene as freshmen. Providence’s 2019 WNIT selection marked the program’s 15th post-season appearance overall and first since 2010. In 2019-20, NCAA and WNIT Championships were canceled to the Covid-19 pandemic, and Friars did not qualify for postseason during the abbreviated 2020-21 campaign.  Complete post-season breakdown below (records in parentheses):

2018-19 WNIT Round of 16 (2-1)

2009-10 WNIT Quarterfinal Round (3-1)

1991-92 NCAA Tournament First Round (0-1)

1990-91 NCAA Tournament Second Round (1-1)

1989-90 NCAA Tournament East Regional (1-1)

1988-89 NCAA Tournament First Round (0-1)

1986-87 National Women’s Invitational Tournament (1-2)

1985-86 NCAA Tournament First Round (0-1)

1981-82 EAIAW Regional Tournament (0-1)

1980-81 EAIAW Regional Tournament (0-1)

1979-80 EAIAW National Tournament (3-1)

1978-79 EAIAW Regional Tournament (0-1)

1977-78 EAIAW Regional Tournament (1-1)

1976-77 EAIAW Regional Tournament (2-2)

1975-76 EAIAW Regional Tournament (1-2)

WHAT’S NEXT… The Friars will begin a seven-game home stand at Alumni Hall on Nov. 17 against intra-state rival Rhode Island. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 p.m.



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