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0-0, 1st in Big East

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

6'11" Hunter Dickinson (DeMatha) is one of the top big men in the class of 2020. He brings a wealth of skill to score the ball along with impressive passing abilities. He tells ESPN, that he is receiving heavy interest from Notre Dame, Maryland, Wake Forest, Purdue, Penn State, Villanova, Providence and North Carolina. He currently sits inside the ESPN 25.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Texas A&M's late surge to defeat Providence in the Charlotte opener makes the SEC 5-0 in the NCAA Tournament with Arkansas, Auburn and Missouri still to play.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Bizness is picking up in Charlotte. Aggies lead Friars 53-52 with 6:43 remaining, thanks largely to their work in the paint, with a dozen more rebounds than Providence, 35-23.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Bizness is picking up in Charlotte. Aggies lead Friars 53-52 with 6:43 remaining, thanks largely to their work in the paint, with a dozen more rebounds than Providence, 35-23.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

He's coming for you.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Texas A&M has a 63% chance to beat Providence today, per BPI.

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Cooley rips pants, coaches under cover of towel

After ripping his pants in the middle of Villanova's dramatic overtime win over Providence in the Big East title game, Friars coach Ed Cooley used a towel to cover his backside.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Villanova coach Jay Wright: "Providence defensively was unbelievable." Lauds his team's guts for finding a way to win.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Providence coach Ed Cooley looked and sounded upbeat despite the OT loss to Villanova in the Big East final: "We played great defensively. They just made some timely plays."

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Villanova wins the Big East tournament for the fourth time, and the second year in a row, 76-66 over Providence in overtime. Jalen Brunson with 31 points, Mikal Bridges 25. Friars pushed them to the very limit. Both should be tough outs in the Big Dance.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Providence going to overtime for the third time in three days in the Big East tournament. Kyron Cartwright has been brilliant, but he couldn't bury the potential game-winner in the closing seconds. Villanova is still alive.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

If you like good guard play, you're enjoying this Big East final. Jalen Brunson and Kyron Cartwright are putting on a show in the second half. Villanova up 51-49, 9:04 left.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Villanova up by four at halftime, 31-27 over Providence in the Big East tourney championship. Wildcats led by as many as 10, Friars did not wilt. Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges have 13 and 12 points, Alpha Diallo with 11 for Providence.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Tip-off of the Big East tournament championship game between Villanova and Providence is approaching here at Madison Square Garden. It's a sellout, as were Friday's semifinals, and Thursday night's two quarterfinals — the Big East reports it's their highest attendance in the five years of the current 10-team alignment.

Cartwright shines for Providence in OT victory (0:46)

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Xavier coach Chris Mack, after the loss to Providence: "Didn't deliver the knockout punch that was needed."

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Providence, down 17, rallies past No. 3 Xavier

Alpha Diallo hit a go-ahead jumper with 2:22 left in overtime and fifth-seeded Providence rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit to stun top-seeded and No. 3 Xavier 75-72 in the semifinals of the Big East tournament on Friday night.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Providence's Kyron Cartwright (second from left): "Seniors have to step up to the moment." Cartwright certainly did against Xavier.

Team Stats

Points Per Game73.6178th
Rebounds Per Game35.6165th
Assists Per Game13.9163rd
Points Allowed72.7183rd

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Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record15-20
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances19