On Tuesday night, the Providence Friars were the latest team to feel the wrath of one of the best teams in the country, the Villanova Wildcats. Villanova dominated the game to the tune of a final score of 89-61, including knocking down 13 three-pointers.
As you would expect, Providence head coach Ed Cooley was not too happy after the loss.
However, he did go out of his way a bit to not only place a lot of the blame for the loss on himself, but put himself down pretty harshly in the process, Jack McCaffery of the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
“I was the worst coach in the country tonight,” Cooley said.
With Villanova now at 26-2 on the year and ranked No. 6 in the country, Cooley said his Big East rival is deserving of a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament.
“All I know is that they are 26-2 and have an unbelievable RPI,” Cooley said. “And when you look at their resume versus other resumes that people are talking about, and the conference that we play in, it is a total lack of respect.”
With the loss on Tuesday night, Providence and Cooley fell to 19-9 on the season and 9-6 in Big East play. The Friars host Marquette on Sunday.
- Jack Jorgensen