There's only one college basketball team in the state that should feel even remotely secure about its March Madness chances this week. The University of Rhode Island remains firmly in the projected NCAA Tournament field of 68 despite a Tuesday loss at No. 6 Dayton. Providence College needs something special down the stretch to approach contention again after two straight defeats.
Brown University has played its way into the Ivy League tournament mix, but a tough road swing to Penn and...
This week's Pick and Pop Podcast finds us with two teams to discuss in terms of NCAA Tournament contention. Providence College could create some interesting bubble scenarios if able to duplicate its last two victories over Butler and Creighton. The University of Rhode Island would be in the field of 68 if the season ended today and has weekend business with George Washington before a major Tuesday showdown with Dayton.
Join Providence Journal writers Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch for all...
The University of Rhode Island and Providence College enter the weekend heading in opposite directions. The Rams host VCU on Friday night in an Atlantic 10 showdown while the Friars travel to face Butler in a tough Big East battle on Saturday afternoon.
Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch break down those two teams alongside an 0-2 start in the Ivy League from Brown and a critical upcoming Northeast Conference road swing for Bryant. Join us for this week's Pick and Pop podcast.
It's time for this week's Pick and Pop podcast with Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch. The University of Rhode Island has won five straight games while Providence College has dropped back-to-back contests in the thick of a difficult stretch in its schedule.
Friday night also brings a showdown on the East Side, as Brown hosts Yale in an Ivy League meeting. Bryant is also back on track after snapping its four-game losing streak on Thursday. All that and much more included here this week.
Conference play is in full swing and two of the state's teams are near the top of their respective leagues. The University of Rhode Island and Providence College are factors in the current Atlantic 10 and Big East races, respectively.
Ivy League play is also finally here for Brown University. The Bears visit Yale on Friday night for the first game in a home-and-home matchup. Join Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch for a full breakdown.
It's a busy week on the Pick and Pop Podcast. Kevin McNamara is back from the Midwest with two Providence College wins under his byline. Bill Koch heads to VCU with the University of Rhode Island on Saturday for an Atlantic 10 showdown.
Bryant University hosts Mount St. Mary's on Saturday and Brown University will enter Ivy League play next weekend off two straight victories. We break it all down here.
It's the final Pick and Pop of 2019 with Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch. We'll spare you any New Year's Eve resolutions and get right to the college basketball.
Providence starts off Big East play Tuesday against Georgetown while the University of Rhode Island and Brown lock up for their annual in-state rivalry matchup on Thursday. Bryant begins NEC play the same afternoon by hosting St. Francis (Pa.).
Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch sift through the aftermath of the URI-Providence grudge match and dole out first semester grades for the Rams, Friars, Bulldogs and Bears. All that and more on this week's edition of the Pick and Pop Podcast.
Could there be any other lead story to talk about in Rhode Island's college basketball world this week? It's time for Providence and URI to renew hostilities, this time at the Ryan Center on Friday night.
Join Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch for the breakdown of Friars-Rams, their seasons to date and much more on this week's edition of the Providence Journal Pick and Pop podcast.
Hope everyone enjoyed a great Thanksgiving. Back to the business of college basketball with this week's Providence Journal Pick and Pop podcast.
Providence started flat on its West Coast trip to the Wooden Legacy and needs to right the ship. The University of Rhode Island visits West Virginia in another opportunity to burnish future postseason credentials. Navy travels to Brown on Saturday and Bryant on Monday.
Check in with Bill Koch and WPRI sports reporter Morey Hershgordon (in for the...
The University of Rhode Island is in Jamaica and Providence College is headed for California next weekend. The packed Thanksgiving period of college basketball is upon us.
Also check on how Brown and Bryant bounce back from mid-week losses. All that and much more here on the Pick and Pop with Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch.
Friday night presents the ideal chance to see what the University of Rhode Island has learned. The Rams match up with another Power 5 opponent when Alabama visits the Ryan Center. URI’s first meeting of several scheduled this season with college basketball’s upper crust didn’t end so well.
Maybe the best part to the tip-off of the college basketball season is finally putting a face and body to the always-hyped freshmen stepping into the big-time.
◘The surprise of the night in Providence’s blowout of Sacred Heart was getting a glimpse at Greg Gantt. The freshman from North Carolina had taken on a mysterious, almost ghostly persona over the summer and through the fall because he rarely was healthy enough to find his way into workouts due to injuries to his hand and...
Providence Journal college basketball writers Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch put a bow on the college basketball season, discussing conference losses by the URI Rams and PC Friars, as well as Providence's lone game in the NIT and Brown's CBI contest.
Providence Journal writers Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch take a look at the Big East and Atlantic 10 tournaments, which start this week in New York City. On Wednesday, the PC Friars will face Butler at 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden, and Thursday at noon will see URI take on La Salle at Barclay's Center.
Providence Journal writers Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch look ahead to the Big East and Atlantic 10 conference tournaments — both of which tip-off March 13 — and how the URI Rams and PC Friars might stack up against league opponents. Also, a look at Brown's chances of getting into the four-team Ivy League Tournament, and wrapping up Bryant's season.
Join Providence Journal college basketball writers Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch as they examine the last few regular-season games of Providence College, URI, Brown and Bryant, and look ahead to the conference tournaments.