NCAA Tournament March Madness

#54 Providence

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Projected seed: 11 (last four in)

The Providence Friars are sitting on the bubble, toeing the line with a blend of notable victories and a few slip-ups. A hearty win over Wisconsin bolsters their resume, alongside a redeeming win against an always competitive Creighton squad, which undoubtedly turns some heads in their favor. They also navigated the Big East—a powerful conference—with several other key wins that speak to their grit, especially a victory against Marquette. However, losses to teams like Butler and St. John's, which they should've handled with more authority, leave them in a precarious position. With a significant showdown looming against a heavyweight in Connecticut, the Friars have a prime opportunity to solidify their case. A win there would not just be a statement—it would be akin to having the ace up their sleeve on Selection Sunday. What remains clear is the Friars' need to demonstrate they can be the giant slayers they have hinted at rather than just another middle-of-the-pack contender.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6Columbia232W78-59
11/11WI Milwaukee258W79-69
11/14Wisconsin24W72-59
11/17(N)Kansas St73L73-70
11/19(N)Georgia97W71-64
11/24Lehigh294W78-64
11/28Wagner325W86-52
12/2Rhode Island201W84-69
12/5@Oklahoma41L72-51
12/10Brown225W74-54
12/16Sacred Heart306W78-64
12/19Marquette10W72-57
12/23Butler74W85-75
1/3Seton Hall57L61-57
1/6@Creighton12L69-60
1/10@St John's35L75-73
1/13Xavier51L85-65
1/17@DePaul304W100-62
1/24@Seton Hall57W67-63
1/27Georgetown202W84-76
1/31@Connecticut2L74-65
2/4@Villanova32L68-50
2/7Creighton12W91-87
2/10@Butler74L75-72
2/13St John's35W75-72
2/17DePaul304W81-70
2/21@Xavier51W79-75
2/28@Marquette10L91-69
3/2Villanova32L71-60
3/5@Georgetown20273%
3/9Connecticut230%