It is really hard not to like the Providence Friars. Even if you are not a fan of them, Dunkin’ Donuts (Center) or the Big East Conference in general, there is something about them that makes them interesting. Maybe it is Ed Cooley losing more weight than a celebrity on Weight Watcher (we see you, used to be hot lady from Cheers). It could possibly be the fact that the program is on the rise because of said Slim Ed. Or, you know, it could be because Bryce Cotton just showed the entire Earth his onions.
There is Cotton breaking ankles, draining a three and whatnot. That isn’t even the best or biggest shot of the game from Cotton. Sadly, I couldn’t find the video, but in the first overtime Cotton had one of the sweetest reverse lay-ups in the history of mankind.
Okay. Maybe that was a slight bit of hyperbole, but his reverse did keep the Friars in the game with Nova (if you know where we could find the video, please hit us up).
Unfortunately for Providence, Cotton’s heroics weren’t enough as they eventually lost to the Wildcats in double-overtime, 82-79.
Cotton finished the game with 22 points (granted it took 20 shots). He averages an insane 21.3 ppg on the season. So yeah, pay more attention to him or drink lukewarm milk.