Providence Beats #1 Pitt

by Ryan on February 25, 2009

in Politics,Sports

Unranked bubble team Providence College defeated #1 Ranked Pittsburgh in NCAA Men’s Basketball last night, 81-73.  It was one bright shining moment before Emperor Zero took the stage to play Caesar for an hour (I was waiting for San Fran Nan to hover the laurels over Zero’s head and whisper “Remember thou art mortal”). 

This was the second time Providence defeated a #1 ranked team in its history.  For most of the game, the Friars were beating Pitt by double digits.  No one saw this coming!  Yet, it was exactly what PC needed in order to get some notice as a bubble team – a late season win against the top ranked team who happens to be in the Big East.

Though I went to neither PC or URI, I always found it easier to root for PC as far as Rhode Island college basketball  goes.  From the shouts of “safety school” from the PC fans to the completion of the “U-R-I” chant with a clever “N-E”  when the two teams play each other, the Friars are just an easier team to like.  So, I generally don’t really care how URI is doing this year, but I like the Big East and have PC as the closest thing to a home team to root for.  So, last night was pretty awesome, until one changed the channel and saw our Most Merciful and Beneficent Savior tending to his flock.

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Mary February 26, 2009 at 8:38 am

I was one of the fortunate Friar fanatics at the sold out dunk to witness that historical win. As an alum, I have been to about a bazillion and one games, and that was hands down the best (and loudest) game that I’ve ever been too. And let me tell you, being 1st row in the student section during a PC v. BC buzzer beater is pretty hard to top. It’s also why I now refrain from participating in ALL court storming activities. Otherwise, I would have been down there on the floor Tuesday with all the other fans. Crutches and all. EAT ‘EM UP, EAT ‘EM UP, GO PC!!!!


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