The Big East conference has been turned upside down as of late, and the Providence Friars taking down #3 Villanova at The Dunk on Wednesday night was just another example of what’s been going on in conference play.
Tonight, the Providence Friars welcome the #3 ranked Wildcats from Villanova to The Dunk. Ed Cooley needs a big win from the Friars to secure another at large bid, and it very well could happen.
Founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, Providence Rhode Island is filled with rich history. The small city 170,000 people call home is both old and modern. With institutions like Brown and RISD it’s hard not to get caught up in how intellectual the city is. Don’t let this swanky city fool you though. Providence is a basketball town.