The Providence Friars are trying to prolong their season as they head to NYC for the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament. Their opponent tonight is the Seton Hall Pirates, who the Friars lost to over the weekend at the DUNK as a result of a rather dull performance. However, I think tonight is going to be different for several reasons.

Since I started Friarblog.com, the Friars are 4-0 in games that I have personally attended. Sure, the opponents have been Rutgers (twice) and DePaul (in the BET last year) — but the other was Gonzo’s Pirates at the Prudential Center. Let’s hope I don’t get by a cab on my walk from the office to the Garden.The Hall is in a very similar situation that our Friars were in last year. They have a good conference record, but not enough marquee wins. Most...

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