Ed Cooley
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ed Croswell scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and 24th-ranked Providence earned its 20th victory of the season, holding on for a 85-72 win over Villanova on Saturday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Bryce Hopkins scored 17 points and No. 20 Providence beat Georgetown 74-62 on Wednesday night.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley predicted his team would learn from a 0-2 trip that brought an end to its season-best nine-game win streak.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When his team lost back-to-back games in late November, Providence coach Ed Cooley anticipated a strong response by a roster topped with multiple veterans.
Arizona’s Tommy Lloyd has been named The Associated Press men’s basketball coach of the year after leading the Wildcats to the Sweet 16 in his first season.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley heard all the chatter following his team entering the NCAA Tournament.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — As the clock ticked down on Providence’s best performance of the season, Friars fans behind the bench were chanting coach Ed Cooley’s name.
Al Durham had 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Jared Bynum made three key free throws with 29.9 seconds left as fourth-seeded Providence snapped the longest winning streak in the country by beating South Dakota State 66-57 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Coaching longevity is a rarity in college basketball’s top tier. Only 18 of the 75 coaches at schools in the Power 5 and Big East conferences have been at their current programs for at least 10 years.
NEW YORK (AP) — Collin Gillespie came back to Villanova and filled up his trophy case.

The senior guard won his second consecutive Big East player of the year award Wednesday, and Ed Cooley was selected coach of the year after guiding Providence to its first regular-season championship.
NEW YORK (AP) — For the past four decades, the Providence Friars have been coming to Madison Square Garden to play the Big East Tournament.
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — If the shot-for-shot battle down the stretch between Providence and Villanova was a sneak peek of what’s ahead in March, Madison Square Garden may be in for quite a show.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A.J. Reeves made seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points to help No. 11 Providence win its first Big East regular-season championship with a 72-51 victory over Creighton on Saturday night.
Jared Bynum had 27 points, including a key 3-pointer to help 11th-ranked Providence hold off Xavier 99-92 in triple overtime. A.J.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Cooley found himself settling in and settling down as No. 8 Providence steadily cut into Butler’s lead Sunday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — One of the Big East’s lower-tier teams provided a scare for the conference’s current No. 1.
Jared Bynum scored a career-high 32 points and No. 15 Providence won its seventh in a row, beating Georgetown 71-52 and sending the Hoyas to their school-record 11th straight loss.
NEW YORK (AP) — In a stirring season that keeps gaining momentum, No. 15 Providence passed yet another test.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jared Bynum’s 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining lifted No. 17 Providence to a 65-62 victory over No. 21 Xavier on Wednesday night.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence has named Steven Napolillo its next athletic director, the school’s president, the Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, announced Wednesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence is still working its way back into shape following a 12-day hiatus as becoming the latest team stricken with a COVID-19 outbreak within its program.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence College athletic director Bob Driscoll says he is retiring after 21 years at the school.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley said he couldn’t get on the plane fast enough coming off his team’s 32-point drubbing at Marquette earlier this week that matched the worst setback of his tenure.
CHICAGO (AP) — Forward Justin Minaya realizes the target will grow as the wins pile up and No. 21 Providence climbs in the rankings.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley isn’t about to get caught up in the national attention his team is receiving.