On the BIG EAST coaches teleconference call today, we got official confirmation that Vincent Council will play on Saturday against Marquette.
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“I definitely will play Vince this Saturday. We’re looking forward to him back in the lineup,” Cooley said on the Big East coaches teleconference. “He gives us a totally different dimension … someone who is a triple-threat every time he touches the ball. We’ll definitely welcome him back this weekend.”
Cooley said following the 78-55 loss to top-ranked Syracuse that he wants to build the Providence program on a foundation of “character and integrity” and wouldn’t play favorites.
“If you can’t be a company guy and do things the right way, it doesn’t matter who you are to me,” Cooley said. “I want to build a team where it’s about trusting each other, and if you don’t do that you’re not going to play.”