Since Then...

Since Then...

Ten games have been played between this game and the last time Providence faced off against Syracuse. Now, with a different venue, take a look inside at who the Friars currently are.

Exactly six weeks ago, the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team took on the Providence Friars.

On the road in Rhode Island, Syracuse made their final 10 free throw attempts in the last 1:21 to emerge victorious against Providence, 72-66.

Since then, the Friars have amounted a 6-4 record, all within the Big East Conference. They have won their last four games in a row leading into their match with the Orange.

Two of those four wins have come against teams ranked in the nation's top 25. Before those victories, versus the Cincinnati Bearcats and Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Providence had an 0-2 record against the top 25.

They enter their contest with Syracuse with an overall record of 14-11, their last three wins getting them above the equator line.

In the Big East, the Friars are just below the equator line at 6-7.

Junior guard Bryce Cotton enters the Carrier Dome as the team's current leading scorer along with being the top scorer in the entire Big East with 20.4 points per game. He has played in 23 of Providence's 25 matches. Cotton has attained double-figures in all but one of those 23 games.

Teammates junior forward Kadeem Batts and sophomore forward LaDontae Henton are currently averaging double-figures as well, with 14.9 and 13.4 points per game, respectively.

Batts and Henton also account for the majority of the Friars' rebounds, with Henton grabbing eight per match, good for second in the whole conference, and Batts attaining seven per match.

Senior guard Vincent Council is on the heels of Syracuse sophomore guard Michael Carter-Williams in assists per game, with 7.3 to Carter-Williams' eight.

When it comes to outside scoring, Providence edges Syracuse slightly, making 33.1% of their attempts from long range to Syracuse's 32.3%.

Their best outside shooter, Cotton, resides above the Friar's average, making around 39% of his tries.

The Friars and the Orange connect on about six three-point attempts per game apiece, but the Orange take almost two more tries from distance.

Syracuse does better than Providence inside the arc, making 50% of their attempts, whereas Providence makes a little over 46%.

As far as possessions are concerned, the Friars amount about three less steals per game than the Orange and turnover the ball over more by about two turnovers per game.

Providence goes nine deep, with the starters typically being Cotton, Batts, Henton, and Council along with freshman guard Kris Dunn.

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