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Even the most jaded fans were sold on Cooley by the end. I remember the feeling of optimism that blanketed Alumni Hall.
The Providence College men’s basketball team had gathered for the big bracket unveiling. Patience certainly became a virtue, what with three regions announced and the Friars still waiting to see their name appear.
Make no mistake, this is a rivalry at every level. The fanbases? Can’t stand each other. The coaches? No love lost once that ball goes in the air for the opening tip
The group of beat writers chronicling the happenings related to UConn had just returned from listening to Dan Hurley, who was preceded by Ed Cooley in delivering postgame remarks after the Providence Friars were run out of the building.
Some early out of conference head-scratchers had Friartown wondering what this team was about. Sure, they were talented on paper, but could they get it done on the court?
With a double-overtime home win over Creighton tucked into Providence College’s back pocket, Ed Cooley felt the time was right to strike concerning Devin Carter.
For a brief stretch Friday night, it appeared this sweet March Madness ride for the Providence Friars was poised to add another memorable chapter.
“For me, it’s been 21 of the last 24 years,” Kurbec said. “You invest so much … the sacrifices you make. Something like this is special. It means a lot.
PC whipped Richmond, 79-51, inside KeyBank Center. The March Madness mission rolls on next Friday in Chicago with one of college basketball’s true blueblood programs – Kansas
Under the bright NCAA Tournament lights here at KeyBank Center, the Providence Friars had Irish eyes smiling on them on St. Patrick’s Day after turning away South Dakota State, 66-57.