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BIG EAST Basketball Preview, week 15: TV Schedule, What To Watch For

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I love this picture of Chris Mack

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Big week behind us.

Outright Big East Champs!

Driver's seat for a number 1 seed!

You KNOW it was a big week because ESPN not only tweeted about Villanova, but they even HAD THE WORD "VILLANOVA" ON THE SIDE PANE! They pronounced it correctly and everything! What a time to be alive.

But the season is not over. Being in the driver's seat means you still need to do work. The potential number 2 seeds are still breathing down our necks and have many chances to jump the Wildcats once again. These final two games are played in tough environments that can derail a magical season, so it's important to stay focused. Luckily that isn't a big concern for Villanova fans.

THIS WEEK:

Day Time Road Home TV
Tuesday 7:00pm Georgetown Hoyas Butler Bulldogs FS1
Tuesday 9:15pm (6) Villanova Wildcats Creighton Bluejays FS1
Wednesday 7:00pm (25) Providence Friars Seton Hall Pirates FS1
Wednesday 9:00pm St. John's Red Storm Marquette Golden Eagles FS1
Saturday 12:00pm Seton Hall Pirates Georgetown Hoyas FOX
Saturday 12:00pm (23) Butler Bulldogs (25) Providence Friars FSN (the definition of 'FSN' is not constant, so check FOX, FS1 and FS2. It's a shame the best game of the day involves a lot of searching)
Saturday 2:00pm St. John's Red Storm (6) Villanova Wildcats FOX
Saturday 2:00pm DePaul Blue Demons Marquette Golden Eagles FS1
Saturday 2:00pm Xavier Musketeers Creighton Bluejays FS2

Games of the Day

Tuesday

Georgetown vs. Butler

Read the above paragraph.

With the 1 seed in the Big East Tournament locked up, the 2 seed in now the highest prize. These two teams plus Providence have the best chance, but right now Butler has a 1-game advantage on the others. I'm eager to see who can guard Joshua Smith. You may think 6'9" Kameron Woods but he's 100 pounds lighter than Josh.

Wednesday

Providence vs. Seton Hall

Although SHU won on Saturday, they still have internal issues to deal with.

This is referring to Angel Delgado being held out of the team huddles during the second half. Delgado went on to get the game-winning bucket, and wasn't upset by anything after the game. It could just be another one of those weird things with this team.

Seton Hall moved up to 7th place in the conference with that win, meaning they would line up with the 2nd place team. As we've seen, however, SHU struggles at home. Plus, the Friars ruined the Pirates' Senior Night last year, so maybe we'll see history repeat itself.

Saturday

Butler vs. Providence

Gotta pick the battle of ranked foes for Saturday. Depending on the results of the week and earlier on Saturday, this game could very well decide 2nd and 3rd place in the conference. Needless to say, Saturday will be a very exciting day of games as there will still be a few places up for grabs in the Big East Tournament up until the very last second. Look for a battle of guards in this game, with Kris Dunn vs. Alex Barlow.

Enjoy this Vine I made.