#TWITBE Ep. 8.5 - Guests Ed Cooley, Jon Rothstein and Tony Stubblefield

This Week in the BIG EAST - Weekly Overview of NCAA College Basketball's Top Conference

04-02-2022 • 44 mins

NEW YORK – This Week In The BIG EAST Radio Show, distributed by Westwood One is in its eighth season as the official podcast of BIG EAST basketball. The fifth episode of the season welcomes Providence head coach Ed Cooley, DePaul head coach Tony Stubblefield and basketball analyst Jon Rothstein.

TWITBE welcomes Providence head coach Ed Cooley in the BIG EAST Spotlight, fresh off an 86-82 road victory over St. John’s on Tuesday. Despite being picked seventh in the preseason coaches’ poll, the Friars are off to their best overall start since the 1972-73 season with a 19-2 mark. In league play, Providence sits at the top the standings with a 9-1 record. Cooley takes the time to talk about how his team has continued to mature over the course of the season and how they have learned to finish close games both at home and on the road.

The BIG EAST Focus shines on DePaul head coach Tony Stubblefield. Working through his first BIG EAST season as a head coach, the former Cincinnati and Oregon assistant understands that there are no excuses to be given during league play and how the team is working through the ups and downs of the 2021-22 season.

CBS Sports Network basketball analyst Jon Rothstein gives a view on the national perspective. As the college basketball season heats up heading into the month of February, he discusses how media outlets and coaches are preparing for postseason action, while keeping their focus on the regular season. Rothstein gives some insight on the college basketball season and what to expect moving forward.

The episode’s “Who’s Hot” segment features the return of “Blast from the Past” reliving the greatest moments of 40 years at Madison Square Garden. This week, return to the 1984 BIG EAST Tournament where Georgetown and Patrick Ewing rallied back to beat Syracuse in overtime, 82-71.

The returning hosts for This Week In The BIG EAST (#TWITBE) are John Rooke, a longtime BIG EAST play-by-play voice, and Kevin McNamara, BIG EAST radio host, columnist and author. Rooke and McNamara give a comprehensive look at the teams, coaches, players and storied tradition of the top basketball conference in America in each episode.

To join the conversation and send questions to Rooke (@JRbroadcaster) and McNamara (@KevinMcNamara33), use #TWITBE on Twitter. Fans may submit questions to be featured on the show.

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The show will air on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. ET on Sirius 137, XM 201 and Online 964, leading into the UConn broadcast of UConn @ Villanova.