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W 90-76
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W 74-60
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@ Vill 
L 68-76
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@ USC 
W 70-69
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L 66-85
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Cooley hopes to be at Providence 'for life' with extension

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Providence coach Ed Cooley has signed a long-term contract extension that he hopes will keep him at the school for the remainder of his coaching career.

School officials announced the deal Wednesday. Specific terms were not released, but Cooley said in a statement that he was excited to "be at Providence College for life."

Cooley also announced that he and his wife, Nurys, would donate $500,000 to the academic portion of a planned student development center.

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Leaders
Points: B. Bentil21.1
Rebounds: B. Bentil7.7
Assists: K. Dunn6.2
FG%: B. Bentil46.2%
FT%: B. Bentil78.2%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: K. Dunn2.5
Blocks: R. Bullock1.3
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Big East Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
6 Villanova 16-2 35-5
9 Xavier 14-4 28-6
20 Seton Hall 12-6 25-9
Providence 10-8 24-11
Butler 10-8 22-11
Creighton 9-9 20-15
Marquette 8-10 20-13
Georgetown 7-11 15-18
DePaul 3-15 9-22
St. John's 1-17 8-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 73.6 (162)
Rebounds: 11.5 (115)
Assists: 15.7 (39)
FG%: 42.1% (268)
FT%: 72.5% (74)
3P%: 32.1% (290)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 70.1 (128)
Rebounds: 24.6 (238)
Assists: 13.1 (182)
FG%: 44.0% (206)
FT%: 72.0% (285)
3P%: 32.3% (62)
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