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  • NCAA Final Four: Who Are You Picking?

    NCAA Final Four: Who Are You Picking?

    Vin Parise @VinParise Yesterday was the first time that all four teams in this year’s Final 4 had the opportunity to take the court at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Friday is always the customary open practice to the public & media breakout session; but the 90 minute practice awarded to each team yesterday is something of a new development. “I remember when we were at the Final 4 in 2011 when Shabazz was a freshman and we didn’t have the opportunity to have this Thursday practice. I think […]

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  • Vin Parise Blog: Game Day Showdown

    Vin Parise Blog: Game Day Showdown

    Vin’s Diary: Part 2 The second 24 hours with the Friars NCAA journey   • Yesterday was a full day for the Friars indeed. Ed Cooley held a private workout for the team at a local gym and then had a film session over a team lunch back at the hotel midday. Late afternoon, it was time for the mandatory press conference & open practice sessions at AT&T Arena – home of the San Antonio Spurs. It’s a very loose […]

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  • Looking Back at LaDontae’s Freshman Interview

    Looking Back at LaDontae’s Freshman Interview

    March 2014: LaDontae Henton is a Big East Champion. January 2012: LaDontae Henton is a Friar Freshman having played only a handfull of Big East Conference games and making his first appearance on Cox’s “Friars All Access” with Ed Cooley and Vin Parise. It’s always fun to look back. Ed Cooley obviously had high hopes for LaDontae right from day one. He calls LaDontae a “Jack of all trades” player whose tenacity and versatility bode well for his future. Coach […]

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  • Big East Tourney Preview

    Big East Tourney Preview

    by Vin Parise, Cox Sports contributor | Things to think of before heading into New York City this week for the Big East Tournament: *All eyes will be on Creighton & Villanova: Doug McDermott will become a 1st All-American for the 3rd consecutive season. The last time a Big East player did that, his name was Patrick Ewing and he attended Georgetown in the 1980′s. And Villanova has been surprising the nation the entire year. From the early season wins […]

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  • VCU Locked in on A-10 Tournament

    VCU Locked in on A-10 Tournament

    VCU Asst. Coach Mike Morrell joins Chris DiSano and Adam Finkelstein to talk VCU basketball heading into the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Brooklyn. VCU has a strong postseason history recently, and Coach Morrell thinks the strength of the A-10 will help VCU heading into this postseason. He also talks “HAVOC” and how the Rams plan to use every foot of the Barclays Center Court this weekend.

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  • How many wins do the Friars need?

    How many wins do the Friars need?

    Providence College Asst. Coach Brian Blaney joined Chris DiSano & Adam Finkelstein to talk Friars basketball heading into the Big East Tournament. He touches on Bryce Cotton’s “Ironman” status and playing with a limited rotation, as well as their mindset heading into a huge matchup with St. John’s in what many consider a “Win-and-In” game.

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  • Big East & A-10 Postseason Live Chat

    Big East & A-10 Postseason Live Chat

    Join Cox Sports for a very special college basketball post-season Live Chat. Hosted by Chris DiSano (CollegeChalktalk.com, Campus Insiders) and Vin Parise (Cox Sports, SNY, NBC Universal Sports), we’ll take an in depth look at the Big East and Atlantic 10 Tournaments and talk about what the bubble teams need to do to earn an NCAA bid. We’ll find out who’s hot, who’s not and who are the  Tournament dark horses. Our recruiting guru Adam Finkelstein (ESPN.com) will weigh in […]

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  • Friars “blessed” to be in this position

    Friars “blessed” to be in this position

    Eight of the Friars 81 points in their 81-80 2 OT win against Marquette came on two four point plays by the night’s unsung hero: Josh Fortune.  After the game, Josh spoke with Vin Parise about the team’s mindset heading into their regular season finale at Creighton on Saturday. Said Fortune, “We’re blessed to be in this position and we’re just moving forward to the next game.”

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  • Bryce Cotton Credits Family for Success

    Bryce Cotton Credits Family for Success

    After the Friars double overtime victory against Marquette we had a chance to talk to Bryce Cotton, whose 25 points led the team to victory on senior night in Providence.  Speaking to Friars All Access host Vin Parise, Bryce credits his mother and grandmother for his success, saying “they believed in me more than I believed in myself.”

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  • PC Assistant Coach Brian Blaney Previews Marquette

    PC Assistant Coach Brian Blaney Previews Marquette

    Fox Sports & Cox Sports Big East Analyst Vin Parise recently caught up with Providence Assistant Coach Brian Blaney to talk Marquette, Post-Season Play & Senior Night: VP: Coach, let’s first start out with breaking down this Marquette team that plays at the Dunk Tuesday night in such a pivotal game. Blaney: Marquette has been playing really strong basketball for the home stretch. They’ve won 5 out of their last 7 and Jake Thomas is playing terrific. And Davante Gardner […]

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