PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The theory went that once Providence got their entire roster together, the Friars could be pretty good. They were winning, albeit against a light schedule, with six or seven players and having to start a walk-on once. They were winning with some of them playing out of position, and one of the players they were without was their senior leader.
That hasn’t happened, however, as Tuesday’s 68-64 loss to Pittsburgh was their seventh in nine games after running out to a 8-2 start. Instead, they have been humbled since getting their entire roster together.