College Basketball: Providence Provides


The little Roman Catholic school in New England was not even a minor-league basketball power. With only 2,100 students, Providence College played in a high school gymnasium against equally obscure teams, rarely rated a line outside the local papers. Then a touring Notre Dame squad made the mistake of paying a courtesy call, and was upset 85 to 83 on a 44-ft. shot at the buzzer. That was nine years ago, and since then nothing has been quite the same in Providence.

As of last week, Coach Joe Mullaney's Providence Friars had...

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