Media Timeout with Guests Kevin McNamara and Ed Cooley

ed cooley late night madnessFox Sports, ESPN and Cox Sports College basketball analyst Vin Parise, along with Providence Journal basketball writer Kevin McNamara discuss leading contenders heading into conference tournament week and the NCAA Tournament. Providence College head coach Ed Cooley also joins us as he calls-out the ‘elephant in the room’, specifically his team’s drive for an NCAA tourney bid.

How will the Big East fare in March?

Kevin McNamara breaks down the Big East and the prospects of Villanova, Butler and Providence College as they push towards a run in March. Vin and Kevin talk about the tremendous job that Ed Cooley has done this season without a star like Bryce Cotton or Kris Dunn.

And speaking of Ed Cooley, the Providence Coach joins Vin after the Friars’ home win against DePaul. “We want to be an NCAA team and don’t know if we’re there yet,” said Cooley. The Friars’ fate will likely depend on what they do at Madison Square Garden for the Big East Tournament.