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

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More preseason tournaments this week

NCAA Basketball: Charleston Classic-Wake Forest vs Villanova Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

BIG EAST NATION! What a crazy week we just had! Lots of ups and downs (mostly ups), and conference play hasn't even begun!

Monday: Villanova and Purdue faced off in one of the best games of the season so far. A HUGE statement with a road win against a top-15 team. The Big East went 5-0 on Monday!

Tuesday: Creighton had a big win of their own, taking down 9th ranked Wisconsin. But Creighton giveth and Georgetown taketh away. The Hoyas choked badly vs. Maryland, with turnovers and fouls down the stretch. But the bad week for the Hoyas was only just beginning.

Wednesday: Butler's Kamar Baldwin hits game winner with 0.4 seconds left to push the Bulldogs past Northwestern. They are one of 5 undefeated Big East teams.

Thursday: Xavier struggles to take down Missouri, being handed a gift of a late foul to squeak past the TIgers by one point. Arkansas State kept Georgetown in a sad place, defeating the Hoyas by six in a game G'Town was favored by more than 20.

Friday: Creighton scores 103 points to surge past Washington State, and Josh Hart drops 30 against Wake Forest. Xavier wins yet another close game, using JP Macura's 28 points to take down Clemson.

And then yesterday. Villanova captures another November tournament even though Tacko Fall had his second 20 point game of the season. Creighton edged NC State in a defensive battle where 206 total points were scored. And Xavier, again, wins a game that went down to the wire.

This week, Villanova begins Big 5 play, Georgetown takes on Oregon (LOL), and St. John's matches up against a struggling Michigan State team. And if you loved Xavier-Northern Iowa, they play again on Saturday! Cheers!

Day Time Road Home TV
Monday 4:30pm Georgetown Hoyas (4) Oregon Ducks ESPN2
Monday 6:30pm St. Francis (NY) Terriers Providence Friars FS1
Monday 8:30pm Norfolk State Spartans Butler Bulldogs FS1
Monday 8:30pm Ole Miss Rebels Creighton Bluejays CBSSN
Tuesday 7:30pm IUPUI Jaguars Marquette Golden Eagles FS1
Wednesday 7:00pm Charleston Cougars (3) Villanova Wildcats FS1
Wednesday 7:00pm (13) Michigan St. Spartans St John's Red Storm
Wednesday 8:00pm Missouri State Bears DePaul Blue Demons
Thursday 8:00am Butler Bulldogs Vanderbilt Commodores FS1
Thursday 8:300pm Seton Hall Pirates Florida Gators ESPN2
Friday 8:30pm Providence Friars Memphis Tigers CBSSN
Saturday 12:00pm Northern Iowa Panthers (11) Xavier Musketeers
Saturday 4:30pm Loyola-MD Greyhounds (22) Creighton Bluejays FS2
Saturday 7:30pm Houston Baptist Huskies Marquette Golden Eagles FS2
Sunday 1:30pm Howard Bison Georgetown Hoyas FS1