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BIG EAST Basketball Preview #8: TV Schedule, What To Watch For

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Villanova locked up the 1-seed in the Big East Tournament with Xavier's loss at Seton Hall (SEE SETON HALL ISN'T ALL THAT BAD) and at least a share of the Regular Season Championship so this coming week is a nice break for the `Cats to take it easy.


With the loss to Xavier last Wednesday, many channels argue Villanova's 1-seed in the East Region is safe, however another loss in what SHOULD be an easy week will surely knock `Nova off its pedestal. They need to finish off the regular season strong, and a solid performance in the BET.

Did anyone catch the crazy overtime thriller between Butler and Georgetown? Still lots of mobility in 5th-8th place!

Let's look at the week ahead!

Day Time Away Home TV
Tuesday 7:00pm DePaul Blue Demons (1) Villanova Wildcats FS1
Tuesday 9:00pm Georgetown Hoyas Marquette Golden Eagles FS1
Wednesday 8:30pm Seton Hall Pirates Butler Bulldogs FS1
Wednesday 9:00pm Creighton Bluejays Providence Friars CBSSN
Saturday 12:00pm Georgetown Hoyas (1) Villanova Wildcats FOX
Saturday 12:00pm Seton Hall Pirates DePaul Blue Demons FSN
Saturday 12:30pm Providence Friars St. John's Red Storm FS1
Saturday 12:30pm Marquette Golden Eagles Butler Bulldogs FOX/FSN
Saturday 2:30pm Creighton Bluejays (5) Xavier Musketeers FOX/FSN

Games of the Day


Georgetown vs. Marquette

These two sit in a tie for 7th place, meaning the loser plays DePaul and winner plays St. John's. In all honesty, is there really a winner and loser here?


Creighton vs. Providence

These teams are separated by just a game in 4th and 5th place. With a Providence win, it should guarantee a third meeting between these schools just 8 days later. A Providence loss would put another pin in the Friars' bubble.


Georgetown vs. Villanova

Just for the rivalry aspect. `Nova may have clinched outright by then, but ending the season with a W against the Hoyas would be icing on the cake.