A daunting place the road, even in Providence.
Big name basketball school rolls into town, selling out the Dunkin Donuts Center for the first time this season. The alums wanting to see their old coach Rick Pitino, the basketball knowledgeable excited about the University of Louisville coming to town.
Providence having lost 17 conference games in a row. Louisville exceeding expectations, with the injuries mounting.
Providence needing some of that magic.
Adrenalin pumping stuff.
A break here, another there. Keep it close, take care of the ball, draw the home court fouls, hit a few threes, who knows?
The heady stuff of the past two games, the Miracle on Main and the blowout of St. John’s still dancing around in their heads of UofL players as tip off looms, no denying. The law of averages destined to even out for an injury-riddled, three-point-shooting team winning against difficult odds.
Breaks always seem to go the other way on the road.
Providence 72, Louisville 67.