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The Providence Civic Center, Dunkin' Donuts Center, and now the AMP - where ranked teams go to die!

No matter the name of the venue, the Friars home location is where ranked teams go to die. Since 1972, the Providence men's basketball team has played home games at the Providence Civic Center, which later became the Dunkin Donuts Center in 2001, and this year the Amica Mutual Pavilion (The AMP).

In 2005, the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority purchased the building from the city of Providence and spent $80 million on an extensive renovation, making it one of the best atmospheres in all of College Hoops. Over 12,000 seats, with local fans and rowdy students, fill the arena with energy. It's a daunting venue for any opposing team, especially ones who are ranked in the AP Top 25.

We've seen it for years, and it's been more apparent in recent memory. The "lucky" Friars, who made the Sweet 16 this past tournament, knocked off No. 15 Seton Hall and No. 22 Marquette both at home. Now this season, in a 2OT matchup at the AMP, The Friars knocked off No.24 Marquette thanks to 29 points from Bryce Hopkins.

They might not be the best team in the country, but when you take on the Friars at home, you better buckle up.


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