Against tournament field: 3-1.
Away from home: 9-7.
In last 10 games: 8-2.
Impressive victories: Nov. 10, home vs. UC Irvine, 79-56; Dec. 21, home vs. Hampton, 79-66; Mar. 18, at Wichita State, 70-67.
Disturbing losses: Nov. 25, home vs. Rutgers, 55-52; Jan. 26, home vs. Bowling Green, 78-74; Mar. 5, at Richmond., Va. vs. Hofstra, 58-49.
Top players: Sr., Jai Lewis, F, 14.0 ppg, 7.9 rpg; So., Will Thomas, F, 11.6 ppg, 6.9 rpg; ; Sr., Tony Skinn, G, 12.8 ppg.
Scouting report: The Patriots dominated the Colonial Athletic most of the season but struggled late, losing twice to Hofstra over of their final four games, including an upset loss in the conference tournament semifinals. Lewis and Thomas lead a balanced offense that features five players with double digit scoring averages.
Little-known fact: Coach Jim Larranaga was a four-year letterman at Providence and as a senior captain led the Friars to a 20-8 record and an NIT appearance. He graduated as the school's fifth all-time leading scorer and was selected in the sixth-round of the 1971 draft by the Detroit Pistons.
No. 12 Utah State
Conference: Western Athletic.
Against tournament field: 4-2.
Away from home: 9-6.
In last 10 games: 7-3.