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

NCAA Basketball: Seton Hall at Providence Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova is back on top.

Thanks to a midweek win over Xavier, the Wildcats regain first place in the conference. Kris Jenkins and Josh Hart each had a 20-point game against the Musketeers, and Xavier head coach Chris Mack doesn’t like being bullied.

Later in the week Donte DiVincenzo decided to put the team on his back to lead the `Cats past St. John’s. The Johnnies stayed close for most of the game but eventually Jenkins snapped his long 0-for streak to establish real distance in the game.

Georgetown got their first Big East win of the season! They held St. John’s to FIVE field goals in the second half to annihilate them at home by 28. The Hoyas kept the Big East proud by edging out a win vs. an old conference friend in UConn. The Hoyas have defeated the Huskies and Syracuse this season.

Creighton outlasted Butler at home last Wednesday, but then played a Division II school on Saturday because the Big East wanted no one to have more than 2 days of rest before the MLK tipoff.

Providence fell to DePaul because of a Billy Garrett Jr. three-point play in the final seconds of the game. They rebounded later in the week by defeating Seton Hall back home.

The Pirates fell to struggling Marquette in OT and Providence last week, reestablishing themselves as a bottom-half team in the Big East. Still lots of time left in conference play, but those are the kinds of games you have to win.

Xavier dropped from 1st to 4th in the Big East with tough losses to Villanova and Butler. They sit tied with the Golden Eagles.

DePaul is now tied with Georgetown at 1-4.

This week begins with the MLK tipoff marathon (replacing the New Year’s Eve marathon of previous seasons) and it all begins at noon. At 6:30 we will see Villanova welcome Seton Hall and I will be sure to avoid the state of Pennsylvania at all costs tomorrow.

Big East weekly schedule

Day Time Away Home TV
Day Time Away Home TV
Monday 12:00 PM Marquette Golden Eagles (12) Butler Bulldogs FS1
Monday 2:00 PM (8) Creighton Bluejays (15) Xavier Musketeers FS1
Monday 4:30 PM DePaul Blue Demons St. John's Red Storm FS1
Monday 6:30 PM Seton Hall Pirates (3) Villanova Wildcats FS1
Monday 9:00 PM Providence Friars Georgetown Hoyas FS1
Saturday 12:00 PM Providence Friars (3) Villanova Wildcats FOX
Saturday 2:00 PM (12) Butler Bulldogs DePaul Blue Demons FS1
Saturday 2:30 PM Marquette Golden Eagles (8) Creighton Bluejays FOX
Sunday 12:00 PM St. John's Red Storm Seton Hall Pirates FS1
Sunday 2:00 PM Georgetown Hoyas (15) Xavier Musketeers CBS