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The Flex: A Providence Basketball Podcast
The Flex: A Providence Basketball Podcast
Matt St. Jean and Joe Haughey bring in-depth coverage of Providence basketball. Since their work broadcasting for WDOM and running the student section, Matt and Joe have been involved in Friartown for more than 5 seasons.
Mar 20, 2023
Vol. 3, Episode 26: Family?
Mar 14, 2023
Vol. 3, Episode 25: Rumors and Revenge
Matt and Joe discuss the rumors around Ed Cooley and Providence's first-round matchup with the Bryce Hopkins-less Kentucky Wildcats.
Mar 5, 2023
Vol. 3, Episode 24: Sleepwalking into MSG
Matt and Joe react to an underwhelming final week to the regular season.
1 hr 17 min
Feb 26, 2023
Vol. 3, Episode 23: Dominant in DC
Matt and Joe react to Providence's 88-68 win at Georgetown to complete a sweep of the Hoyas.
Feb 22, 2023
Vol. 3, Episode 22: 3-8
Special guest Tom Koch joins the show as he and Joe break down Providence's road loss to Connecticut.
Feb 19, 2023
Vol. 3, Episode 21: Sweep
Peter DiBiasi joins the show, as he and Joe Haughey break down Providence's 85-72 win over Villanova.
Feb 17, 2023
Vol. 3, Episode 20: Friars in February
Joe breaks down Providence's win over Creighton, and previews its matchup against Villanova.
Feb 1, 2023
Vol 3, Episode 19: Unlucky
Matt and Joe react to Providence's overtime loss at Xavier.
Jan 31, 2023
Vol. 3, Episode 18: Call It Luck
Joe and Peter discuss Providence's win over Villanova, and preview the matchup on the road against Xavier.
Jan 19, 2023
Vol. 3, Episode 17: Tough Trip to the Midwest
Matt and Joe react to Providence's two-game skid against Creighton and Marquette.
Jan 7, 2023
Vol. 3, Episode 16: Locke'd and Loaded
Matt and Joe recap Providence's 83-80 win over St. John's.
Jan 5, 2023
Vol. 3, Episode 15: Where Ranked Teams Come to Die, Again
Matt and Joe react to Providence's big win over No. 4 UConn.
Jan 3, 2023
Vol. 3, Episode 14: A Date We've All Been Waiting For
Matt and Joe preview a matchup with No. 4 UConn at the AMP.
Dec 30, 2022
Vol. 3, Episode 13: Providence Flips the Calendar on the Road
Matt and Joe recap a big win at Hinkle, reflect on 2022 for the Friars, and preview a matchup with DePaul.
Dec 28, 2022
Vol. 3, Episode 12: Hinkle, Hinkle Little Star (w/ @MDtheDream)
Matt is joined by Road to the Garden's Butler writer Michael DeRosa to talk about Thursday night's Big East tilt between Providence and Butler.
Dec 21, 2022
Vol. 3, Episode 11: Where Ranked Teams Come to Die
Matt and Joe react to Providence's wins over Marquette and Seton Hall to open Big East play.
Dec 15, 2022
Vol. 3, Episode 10: The Big East is Here (w/ @realJoeyJazz)
Matt and Joe are joined by Joey Jarzynka to preview Providence's Big East opener at Seton Hall.
Dec 11, 2022
Vol. 3, Episode 9: Friars Win Three Straight, 8-3 Headed to Big East Play
Matt and Joe recap Providence's back-to-back wins over Manhattan and Albany and reflect on an 8-3 non-conference record.
Dec 5, 2022
Vol. 3, Episode 8: The Best in Rhode Island
Matt and Joe recap an up-and-down week with a loss at TCU and a win against URI.
Nov 28, 2022
Vol. 3, Episode 7: Let's Mess with Texas (Christian)
Matt and Joe recap two wins over Thanksgiving weekend and look forward to a meeting with TCU.
Nov 20, 2022
Vol. 3, Episode 6: Friars Stumble at Mohegan
Matt and Joe react to Providence's two-game skid at Mohegan Sun.
Nov 17, 2022
Opposition Research: Miami Hurricanes (w/ @friedman_cal)
Miami Hurricanes writer Cal Friedman joins The Flex to provide a breakdown of the team Providence will play on Saturday.
Nov 15, 2022
Vol. 3, Episode 5: Over the Century Mark
Matt and Joe recap Providence's 100-76 win over Stonehill and look forward to a weekend at Mohegan Sun.
Nov 15, 2022
Vol 3, Episode 4: One Game At A Time
Matt and Joe recap the first week of the season after the Friars opened with wins over Rider and Northeastern and look forward to a matchup with Stonehill.
Nov 7, 2022
Vol 3, Episode 3: Opening Night
Matt and Joe preview Providence's 2022-23 season opener against the Rider Broncs.
Nov 3, 2022
12 Days of Big Eastmas: Providence Preview
Matt, Tommy, and Joe Haughey preview the Providence Friars for the 2022-23 season.
Oct 28, 2022
Vol 3, Episode 2: Media Day Recap
Matt and Joe talk about Big East Media Day and what it means for the Friars.
Sep 9, 2022
Vol 3, Episode 1: A New Schedule
The Providence basketball schedule is finally here! Matt and Joe break it all down for you, from their opener against Rider all the way through the last home game against Seton Hall. Season three of The Flex starts now!
Apr 27, 2022
Vol 2, Episode 54: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Mar 27, 2022
Vol 2, Episode 53: The Last Time
Matt and Joe react to Providence's Sweet 16 loss to Kansas and reflect on a wonderful season.
1 hr 9 min
Mar 22, 2022
Vol 2, Episode 52: Illicit Affairs
Matt and Joe preview Providence's first Sweet 16 game in 25 years against Kansas.
Mar 20, 2022
Vol 2, Episode 51: The Story of Us
Matt and Joe react to the Providence Friars making the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1997 after dominating Richmond 79-51.
Mar 19, 2022
Vol 2, Episode 50: The Lucky One
Joe breaks down Providence's NCAA Tournament first round win over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, and prepares for Providence's second round matchup against the Richmond Spiders.
Mar 16, 2022
Vol 2, Episode 49: End Game (w/ Jack Riccio)
Joe is joined by Jack Riccio to talk about Providence's NCAA Tournament opener against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.
Mar 12, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 48: I Knew You Were Trouble
Matt and Joe reflect on Providence's heartbreaking blowout loss to Creighton in the Big East Tournament semi-finals.
Mar 10, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 47: Breathe
Matt and Joe talk about Providence's win over Butler and semifinal matchup with Creighton.
Mar 9, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 46: ...Ready for It?
Matt and Joe bring you their first thoughts on Providence's Big East Tournament opener against Butler.
Mar 7, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 45: Holy Ground
Matt and Joe look back on the Big East regular season, discuss the Big East awards, and analyze the Big East Tournament bracket with a date at MSG around the corner.
Mar 4, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 44: All Too Well
Matt and Joe discuss the end of the regular season after Providence's loss at Villanova and what seeding could look like in the Big East Tournament.
Feb 28, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 43: The Last Great American Dynasty
Matt and Joe preview the last regular season game on Providence's schedule as the Friars look to avenge their loss to Villanova.
Feb 27, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 42: Getaway Car
Matt and Joe reflect on Providence's first regular-season Big East title after the win against Creighton.
Feb 26, 2022
You Belong With Me (Providence's Version)
You Belong With Me (Taylor's Version) mixed with the crowd singing at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.
Feb 25, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 41: Wildest Dreams
Matt and Joe recap one of the wildest games in recent memory and preview senior night against Creighton.
1 hr 13 min
Feb 22, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 40: Guard the Yard
Matt and Joe react to Providence's comeback victory at Butler and prepare for the final homestand that opens against Xavier.
Feb 19, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 39: Shake It Off
Matt and Joe preview Providence's game at Butler.
Feb 16, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 38: Begin Again
Matt and Joe react after Providence heartbreaking loss against Villanova.
Feb 14, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 37: Nova's Coming to Town
Matt and Joe recap Providence's OT win over DePaul and preview Providence vs Villanova, the biggest game in the Big East.
Feb 11, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 36: Tune-Up Time
Matt and Joe are back to preview Providence's home meeting with DePaul on Saturday.
Feb 6, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 35: Jared Bynum, Superstar
Matt and Joe react to Providence's throttling of Georgetown behind Jared Bynum's 32 points.
Feb 5, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 34: Hoyas and Haters
Matt and Joe discuss Providence's upcoming tilt at Georgetown, as well as the happenings in the Big East. Where does Villanova stand now? Is UConn actually good? Just how good are the Friars? We discuss those questions and more.
Feb 3, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 33: The Kings of Queens
Matt and Joe react to yet another Providence victory after the Friars defeated St. John's at Carnesecca.
Jan 31, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 32: Just Win Baby
Matt and Joe break down Providence's thrilling victory vs Marquette as the Friars sit atop the Big East.
Jan 29, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 31: The Rematch
Matt and Joe breakdown Providence's rematch with Marquette as they hope to split the series after a tough loss earlier this month.
Jan 27, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 30: Lucky
Matt and Joe give you an instant reaction to Providence's stunning victory over Xavier, plus they look around the conference at the other action in the league.
Jan 26, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 29: Skyline Basketball
#17 Providence heads out to Cincinnati to take on the #21 Xavier Musketeers!
Jan 21, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 28: Back in the Game
Matt and Joe discuss Providence's victory over Georgetown, their spot atop the Big East, and Kevin Willard's comments about Seton Hall's loss to Providence.
Jan 19, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 27: Let's Try This Again
Providence basketball is back after a hiatus, and Joe and Matt are here to break it down for you! The guys also discuss the Big East at large and the state of the AP poll.
Jan 11, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 26: 300
Matt and Joe are back to recap Ed Cooley's 300th career win and tell you what you need to know as Providence heads to Omaha to take on the Bluejays.
Jan 7, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 25: Back to the Dunk (w/ Thomas Cavanaugh)
Bracket seeding article: https://heatcheckcbb.com/bracketology-analyzing-impact-of-metrics-in-ncaa-tournament-selection-seeding/
Jan 4, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 24: Sweet Sixteen
Matt and Joe preview Providence's upcoming road matchup with Marquette.
Jan 1, 2022
Vol. 2, Episode 23: Undefeated This Year
The Friars opened the new year in style with a dominant 70-53 victory at DePaul. Matt and Joe react and talk about where Providence ranks in the Big East right now.
Dec 30, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 22: Be Them Dudes
Matt and Joe breakdown Providence's 70-65 win over #15 Seton Hall behind a career-high 5 3-pointers and double-double from Noah Horchler. Catch a preview for the Friars' game at DePaul on Saturday here as well.
Dec 28, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 21: The Dunk, Where Ranked Teams Come to Die
Matt and Joe discuss Providence upcoming ranked battle against #15 Seton Hall.
Dec 21, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 20: Number Twenty-Two (w/ Armen Haratunian)
First, Matt and Joe discuss Providence's first appearance in the AP poll since 2016 and the upcoming home game against Georgetown. Then, Armen Haratunian from Thompson's Towel joins the show to talk about the game from the Georgetown perspective. Follow Armen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArmenHaratunian Donate now: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-flex-for-childrens-books?utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer
Dec 20, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 19: Down Go the Huskies
The Friars asserted their dominance over the northeast with a ranked win at UConn on Saturday. Joe and Matt give you their thoughts. https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-flex-for-childrens-books?utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer
Dec 15, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 18: Connecticut Week!
Matt and Joe bring you their thoughts on PC's win over Central Connecticut and their upcoming Big East opener at UConn this Saturday.
Dec 9, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 17: Big East Play is Approaching
Matt and Joe recap Providence's victory over Vermont, preview Saturday's game against Central Connecticut, and talk big picture in the Big East.
Dec 7, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 16: The Best Team in Rhode Island
Matt and Joe are back to talk about their trip to PC to see the Friars take down URI, the national view of Providence, and the upcoming battle with Vermont.
Dec 2, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 15: Wreck 'Em
Matt and Joe recap a thriller between Texas Tech and Providence as the Friars came back from down 14 to get the win behind Al Durham. Please donate to Books Are Wings here: https://gofund.me/3aea0c5d
Dec 1, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 14: Big Battle in a Little State
Matt and Joe preview a battle between Providence and Texas Tech in the Big 12-Big East Battle. Please donate to Books Are Wings here: https://gofund.me/3aea0c5d
Nov 27, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 13: A Big Game for Big Men (w/ Jack Riccio)
Joe and guest host Jack Riccio break down Providence's 85-71 victory over Saint Peter's.
Nov 26, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 12: Friars Face First Defeat
Matt and Joe return to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and talk Friars after the loss to Virginia.
Nov 23, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 11: The Friars Impose Their Will on Northwestern
What a win for Providence! Matt and Joe break it all down, from Nate Watson's epic slam to Noah Horchler hitting dagger threes yet again.
Nov 22, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 10: Another Late Monday Night Big Ten Game
With the Roman Legends Classic around the corner, Matt and Joe tell you what you need to know as Providence squares off with Northwestern.
Nov 19, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 9: Defense and Glue Guys
Matt and Joe react to Providence stifling UNH en route to a 4-0 record.
Nov 18, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 8: Back Home Against UNH
Matt and Joe preview Providence's battle with UNH and talk about the Big East's performance in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.
Nov 16, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 7: A Win Behind Watson
Matt and Joe react to the Friars defeating Wisconsin on the road behind 24 points from Nate Watson.
Nov 14, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 6: Gavitt Tipoff Time (w/ Asher Low)
Asher Low of Locked on Badgers joins us to break down the Friars' opponent, and Matt and Joe talk about what to expect from Providence on Monday night. Plus, we break down this week's Gavitt Tipoff action.
Nov 12, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 5: That Was Certainly a Basketball Game
After an interesting blowout win over Sacred Heart, Matt and Joe discuss the implications for the Friars moving forward.
Nov 10, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 4: They Don't Ask How, They Just Ask How Many
The Friars opened the 2021 season with an 80-73 victory over Fairfield. Matt and Joe give their thoughts on Nate Watson, Noah Horchler, the defense, and much more!
Nov 8, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 3: Providence vs. Fairfield
Matt and Joe preview the season opener against Fairfield.
Nov 3, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 2: The Season Approaches (w/ Peter DiBiasi)
Matt and Joe dig into the depth chart to figure out what the Friars will look like when they open the season, and Peter DiBiasi joins the show to discuss Providence's scrimmage performances.
Oct 20, 2021
Vol. 2, Episode 1: Big East Media Day
Matt and Joe welcome Friar fans back to a new season by discussing Big East Media Day and setting expectations for the 2021-22 schedule.
Apr 28, 2021
The Offseason: Davis Out, Minaya In
The Friars continue to overhaul their roster, replacing the outgoing Jyare Davis with South Carolina transfer Justin Minaya.
Apr 19, 2021
The Big East is Changing
Matt and Joe talk about some of the changes coming to the Big East, including Zegarowksi and Bishop leaving and Shaka Smart joining.
Apr 7, 2021
Welcome to the Offseason
The 2020-21 NCAA men's basketball season has come to a close. Matt and Joe analyze the NCAA tournament and the changes to the Friars roster. From Watson staying to Duke leaving, we have it all right here!
Mar 16, 2021
Big East Recap and Awards
Matt and Joe give out their Big East awards with the conference tournaments having been completed.
Mar 11, 2021
Big East Tournament: Providence vs DePaul Post Game
Matt and Joe reflect on what was likely the last game for the 2020-21 Friars after the loss to DePaul in the opening round of the Big East Tournament.
Nov 11, 2020
Welcome to The Flex, the newest Providence Friars Men's Basketball Podcast around! Meet hosts Matt St. Jean and Joe Haughey, former broadcasters for Providence's student radio netowkr, who will be guiding you through the college basketball season like never before!