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Providence’s LaDontae Henton, left, battles Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's for a loose ball during the first half of their Big East Tournament quarterfinal game at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

St. John’s Crashes Out Of Big East Tourney In Embarrassing Fashion

LaDontae Henton had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead fourth-seeded Providence to a 74-57 victory over fifth-seeded St. John’s on Thursday in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden.


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Seven Schools Splitting From The Big East To Form Basketball-Only Conference

Seven schools are leaving The Big East to form a new basketball conference.


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Rothstein Files: Five Quick Hits On College Basketball

Rutgers hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 1991, but the Scarlet Knights’ decision to join the Big Ten on Tuesday should greatly enhance their chances of returning to the bracket.


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Rothstein Files: Ed Cooley Keeping Providence Ship Afloat

Entering their second season under the stewardship of Ed Cooley, Providence is deeper, hungrier, and more skilled than they’ve been in years.


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Parise: Pitino’s Nightmare Is A Cool-ey Memory

Ed Cooley grew up in Providence watching Rick Pitino and his beloved Friars advance to the 1987 Final Four. Fast forward 25 years and Cooley’s first ever Big East win as head coach of Providence is against Rick Pitino and his 14th ranked Louisville Cardinals.


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Record-Setting Night For Harkless As St. John’s Hammers Providence

The list of great freshmen in the Big East is long and star-studded. Moe Harkless scored 32 points — the most ever by a freshmen in his Big East debut — and St. John’s had its best offensive game of the season in a 91-67 victory over Providence.


Vincent Council of the Providence Friars. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: News And Notes Around College Hoops

Ed Cooley still has a long ways to go in making Providence a Big East power but the first-year coach has done an admirable job with the Friars during the early portion of the season.


Vincent Council of the Providence Friars. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Five Thoughts On Providence Hoops

Before Providence can worry about climbing the Big East standings, they first must worry about getting themselves ready to compete on each and every possession during each and every practice.


Marshon Brooks #2 of the Providence Friars runs the offense against the Rhode Island Rams at the Dunkin' Donuts Center on December 4, 2010 in Providence, Rhode Island. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Nets Get G Brooks From Celtics In Draft Day Trade

The New Jersey Nets acquired Providence guard Marshon Brooks in a trade with Boston, after the Celtics selected the nation’s No. 2 scorer with the No. 25 pick of the first round of the NBA draft Thursday.


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Providence Comes From Behind To Beat Rutgers 75-74

On the game’s crucial possession, Brooks lifted a finger-roll over a Rutgers defender to break a 73-73 tie with 30 seconds remaining. Rutgers guard Mike Coburn missed a foul shot at the other end to seal the victory.