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The Sun's Arizin: Big Ten jumps out to early lead over Big East in Gavitt Games

Thanks a lot DePaul!

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Huuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaaay! Sorry for the late-ish post this morning - that's what happens when your wifi goes out and you don't realize it and try to post anyways.

The Gavitt Games got off to a great start last night. Villanova destroyed Nebraska as expected, and Penn State was able to hang on against DePaul. The highly anticipated Hoyas-Terps slugfest was exactly that, with teams trading mini-runs and big shots late in the game. It was a great effort from Georgetown, which looked worlds better than their loss against Radford. Maybe there's hope for them yet!

Tonight, we've got Illinois and Providence at The Dunk as the Big East tries to even up the series.

And now, the "news."

Villanova easily handles Nebraska |
Outcome was not really in doubt for the No. 11 Wildcats in matchup against Cornhuskers.

Ryan Arcidiacono, No. 11 Villanova rout Nebraska | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Ryan Arcidiacono had 15 points and No. 11 Villanova rolled past Nebraska, 87-63, on Tuesday night at The Pavilion.

No. 11 Villanova Routs Nebraska 87-63 | ABC News
Things looked dire when the Wildcats trailed early, but a 22-2 run to close the half put things back on track.

Villanova knows they will be judged by their March madness performance | The Intelligencer: Kevin Cooney | Phillies | High School Football |
Contrary to popular opinion, the college basketball season stretches out over five months, not three weeks in March and early April.

Not Quite Enough: Georgetown Falls at #3 Maryland, 75-71 | Casual Hoya
Georgetown comes out strong but succumbs to fouls and defensive struggles against Terrapins

Creighton absolutely, positively wins against UTSA 103-78 | Big East Coast Bias
Next on the docket: The Hoosiers of Indiana vs the Creighton Bluejays

Xavier moves to 2-0 with sloppy win over Missouri | Banners On The Parkway
This Musketeers offense has enough weapons that they don't need to get caught up in one-on-one attacking. They need to continue to learn what makes them tick and commit to doing just that.