PHOTO: Providence’s Ed Cooley wears towel on sideline after ripping pants in Big East title game

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Providence head coach Ed Cooley is known for being active and animated on the sidelines.

That behavior might have contributed to Cooley ripping his suit pants during the Big East Tournament title game on Saturday night.

Coaching against Villanova in a heated contest at Madison Square Garden, Cooley tore his pants in the back. To continue coaching, Cooley opted to use Gatorade towels to cover up.

You certainly have to give Cooley and the Providence crew some credit for ingenuity during an important game. Given the stakes, Cooley kind of looks like a modern makeshift “Braveheart” extra. This is also one of the funniest things to happen in college basketball this season.