PHOTOS: The Friars are cooking. Providence wins a big one against Texas Tech at the Dunk.

The crowd was an electric factory tonight. The Dunk was roaring. The student section was buzzing, and filled with cowboy hats and flannels. It was a bad night to be a Red Raider. First game of the month and it did not disappoint.

Aljami Durham, AJ Reeves, and the Friars were up against a tournament-likely Big 12 opponent, Texas Tech. Things were cruising for Providence. At one point of the game they went on a 25-6 run, taking over the lead. While the offense was moving, the defense kept it down, with a new look 2-3 zone defense, that surprised all. The unsung hero of the night was Ed Croswell. He drained 11 points on 5/5 from the field, binging down 4 offensive rebounds. Helluva game! Lot of tough calls by the officials, some even more questionable ones on top. Neither here nor there.

Providence now sits at 7-1, with an interstate battle on Saturday verse URI. Get your popcorn...

Side note - In the same week, Coach Cooley comes on the BBB Podcast, the Friars take down Texas Tech. Coincidence?