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PC vs. UConn 1994 at the Civic Center

Donyell Marshall

Here is a condensed version of Providence versus UConn from 1994. This is the game in which Kevin Ollie drove the length of the floor to win it in the closing seconds for the Huskies.

How talented were these two rosters? PC had a pair of eventual top 15 picks coming off of the bench (Eric Williams and Austin Croshere), while Connecticut had a hall of famer on theirs (Ray Allen).

Providence featured four NBA draft picks in Croshere, Williams, Dickey Simpkins, and Michael Smith, while UConn had five future NBA players: Allen, Donyell Marshall, Donny Marshall, and Travis Knight.

UConn finished the 1993-94 season 29-5 overall (16-2 in the Big East), behind Donyell Marshall, the All American and #4 overall pick that spring. Marshall was amazing that season, averaging 25.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. His full arsenal is on display in this game.

The two teams would meet again in the Big East Tournament semifinals, with Providence pulling the upset over a Connecticut team ranked second nationally.


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