Category Archives: Big East

Villanova Uses Second Half Push to Escape Saint Mary’s

The defending National Champions, Vilanova, escaped Saint Mary’s Thursday evening 61-57 to keep their hopes alive to repeat as National Champions. Saint Mary’s earned the #11 seed in the NCAA tournament by taking down Gonzaga in the WCC tournamnet but was unable to do do the same to the Big East champions. In a low scoring afair Malik Fitts and

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Technicals and Ejections Highlight Wild Semifinal: Seton Hall Finishes Off Marquette

In a chippy heated game that saw three ejections, eight technicals and, multiple flagrant fouls, Marquette and Seton Hall fought it out to the end in what brought back memories of the old Big East. It’s their third meeting of the season with both teams winning their matchup at home. Marquette came out of the gates quickly with Markus Howard

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Paschall Shatters Xavier’s Tournament Hopes: Villanova Advances to Big East Final

Xavier and Villanova meet in the first semifinal of the Big East tournament in what looks to be a must-win game for the Musketeers. Xavier and Villanova split their previous meeting in the regular season and the rubber match of the two dominate Big East programs will decide who plays for the Big East Championship. In the first meeting, Villanova

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Who’s in and who has work to do?

With Selection Sunday nearing the corner, it’s make or break time for teams on the bubble.  Some teams are already virtual locks in the tournament, while others have played themselves out of March.  Matty Brackets gives his best look at Power Conference Teams, High Mid Majors, and Mid Majors with great resumes: In order to understand how the best bracketologist

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