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Providence coach Ed Cooley says “NIT or bust”

Providence's Bryce Cotton (11) dunks as Cincinnati's JaQuon

(Credit: AP Photo Mary Altaffer)

In his second season at Providence, Ed Cooley finally began to see dividends as the Friars produced a 7-2 stretch run and eighth-place finish in the Big East heading into the conference tournament. The Friars couldn’t sustain it in a 61-44 second-round loss to Cincinnati Wednesday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, and with an NCAA bid out of the question, Cooley made it clear his 17-14 team has...

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Video: St. John's, Notre Dame fight at end of game

St. John's guard Sir'Dominic Pointer is pulled away

(Credit: AP)

Two St. John's men's basketball players and one Notre Dame player were suspended for a game each following a fight at the end of their game Tuesday.

Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's and Notre Dame's Cameron Biedscheid were both ejected immediately after exchanging blows at the end of Notre Dame's 66-40 win in Souith Bend, Ind. Amir Garrett of St. John's was also ejected or leaving the bench.


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