Colonials' Matchup at Providence Set

Written by Craig Meyer on .

It may seem strange to believe given the celebration that took (and for all I know, still is taking) place at Robert Morris after its win over Kentucky in the first round of the NIT, but the Colonials' season is still far from over.

By virtue of their win over the Wildcats, the Colonials will play at Providence, with the game set to take place Monday at 7 p.m. at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

The Friars, who beat Charlotte 75-66 Wednesday to advance to the tournament's second round, were among the hottest teams in the Big East in the second half of the season. After losing nine of 11 games from Dec. 22 to Feb. 2, Ed Cooley's team has gone on to win eight of its last 11 games, a span which has included victories over ranked teams (at the time) like Cincinnati and Notre Dame.

The two programs have met just twice before, with the Friars winning each matchup, the most recent of which was a 78-49 victory on Dec. 3, 1992.

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