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How to watch Providence vs. UMass

The Friars are set to take on the Minutemen in a Saturday tilt.

NCAA Basketball: Providence at Rhode Island Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The Providence Friars look to move to 8-2 on the year as they go up to Amherst to face the UMass Minutemen.

UMass is 4-5 on the young season, and come off a victory over the Holy Cross Crusaders on Wednesday. That win snapped a four-game losing streak they were mired in from November 24-December 2 that put a damper on their 3-1 start.

Leading the way for UMass this season is sophomore Luwane Pipkins. The Chicago native has four games of 20+ points this season including a 34-point outburst against Niagara back on November 19. He also scored 25 points against South Carolina and 23 against Harvard. Pipkins will be the one to watch this season, as the 5-foot-11 sophomore can score in bunches.

Since the 1949-50 season, Providence leads the series 21-6. The Friars have won the last three meetings, last losing to UMass back on December 28, 2013, when the Minutemen were ranked 23rd in the country at the time.

Time: 3 p.m. ET

TV: NESN, Eleven Sports

Watch Online: A10 Digital

Spread: The line opened at 6.5 in favor of Providence, but it’s down to 4.

O/U: The total is set at 136.5/137.

Records ATS: Providence (2-6) | UMass (5-3)