The Providence Friars look to keep up the momentum gained from upsetting Connecticut on Wednesday night when they face the Cincinnati Bearcats on the road. Even though Cincinnati has NCAA Tournament aspirations, the Friars have played them well over the last few years. This might seem silly given Keno’s roster turnover, but many of the trends have held up this year — Such as getting absolutely owned by ND and Marquette, and still being able to take care of St. John’s and Connecticut.

Another interesting subplot, if you will, is the battle of freshman BIG EAST studs Lance Stephenson and Vincent Council. Two years ago Council played alongside Stephenson at Lincoln High in Brooklyn, New York. This year, both players have had their fare share of costly rookie mistakes (Stephenson blowing the...

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