Ed Cooley has good sense of humor about splitting his trousers

Wednesday, 14 Mar, 2018

During the second half of the game, eventually won 76-66 by Villanova in overtime, Cooley had a wardrobe malfunction and had to wear a towel around the back of his trousers, ESPN reported.

Providence Coach Ed Cooley knew something was terribly wrong when, in the heat of the moment in the Big East championship game in Madison Square Garden, the seat of his trousers gave way. He covered the hole by tucking a Gatorade towel into his waist and draping it over his backside.

"When I sat down I felt the great breeze in the crack".

Villanova coach Jay Wright offered his own take on how he would have handled a the situation if such an unfortunate event would have befallen him.

With the game going on Cooley didn't have time to go to the locker room, and changing trousers in front of 20,000 screaming fans at Madison Square Garden obviously was not an option.

"I didn't even notice it", said Wright after winning a second straight crown. "So I never knew it".

Ed Cooley wasn't about to throw in the towel Saturday. So I don't want to - God knows what he's doing down there. "I didn't see it". I never saw it. I have no idea. Uni Watch's Paul Lukas put out a Twitter plea for other examples and they're more prevalent than you might think. It got so elevated that he ripped his trousers.

"I don't know what I would do, man", he said. 'Thank God I haven't had that yet'.