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BIG EAST Basketball Preview #4: TV Schedule, What To Watch For

Last week was nuts, but this week starts off even better.

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In the last 7 days of Big East action, we saw an upset on the road.

The prized Big East freshman did not have a stellar performance in his own right, and he saw his team fall to a school that has suffered some bad losses at home.

But that's college basketball- anything can happen. And it is how you bounce back from those tough losses that really shows your true character.

So congrats DePaul on defeating Marquette. You earned it.

What did you think I was talking about?

Last week was one of the craziest in college basketball this season. Only three teams in the top 10 managed to go without a loss, and many others in the top 25 fell too.

These losses will happen when you play the likes of Ben Bentil and Kris Dunn.

Yet another upset on the road was Georgetown's win at Xavier last Tuesday. G'Town shot 51% in that win. Again, crazy week of college hoops.

Also FYI St. John's is on a 10-game losing streak.

Four teams now sit just a game and a half back of Villanova for number one in the conference. Let's look at the week ahead to see what obstacles these other schools face at grabbing that top spot.

Day Time Away Home TV
Tuesday 6:30pm Creighton Bluejays Georgetown Hoyas FS1
Tuesday 8:30pm (5) Xavier Musketeers (16) Providence Friars FS1
Wednesday 7:00pm St. John's Red Storm Seton Hall Pirates FS1
Wednesday 7:00pm DePaul Blue Demons (18) Butler Bulldogs CBSSN
Wednesday 9:00pm Stetson Hatters Marquette Golden Eagles
Saturday 12:00pm (18) Butler Bulldogs Marquette Golden Eagles FS1
Saturday 2:00pm (5) Xavier Musketeers DePaul Blue Demons CBSSN
Saturday 8:00pm Seton Hall Pirates Creighton Bluejays FSN
Saturday 8:00pm (16) Providence Friars Georgetown Hoyas FS1
Sunday 12:00pm (4) Villanova Wildcats St. John's Red Storm FOX

Games of the Day


Xavier vs. Providence

Last week in the loss to Georgetown, James Farr struggled for 6 points and 6 rebounds when he has averages 10.8 PPG and 9.1 RPG. That helped the Hoyas gain a slight rebounding edge on the day, 39-35. Providence's win against `Nova was aided by the glass as well; the Friars outrebounded the Wildcats 39-31. Notice anything? Get 39 rebounds in a game and you win.


Stetson vs. Marquette

Just kidding.

DePaul vs. Butler

The two bottom performers in the conference face off on Wednesday, so that may be a good time to go food shopping to recover from the blizzard or find something else to keep yourself busy. In the win over Marquette Billy Garret Jr. shot 26.3% but was saved by Myke Henry who finished with a double-double against Henry Ellenson. Those two need a big game to take this tougher road matchup.


Providence vs. Georgetown

These two are tied for second place in the conference. The Friars will need to lock down 7-footer Bradley Hayes to limit second- and third-chances for the Hoyas. But the real treat is Kris Dunn vs. D`Vauntes Smith Rivera!