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

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Big 5 starts this week!

NCAA Basketball: St. John at Seton Hall Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The conference just had a 7 day stretch full of ups and downs.

Villanova was quiet; only one game where they handled Charleston before Thanksgiving.

Creighton stayed hot, wrapping up the Paradise Jam title and dropping Loyola at the end of the week.

Georgetown rebounded from a rough previous week with an upset over 13th ranked Oregon (yeah!) but then lost two straight to Wisconsin and Oklahoma State. They finished off with a win vs. Howard but does that make up for anything?

Providence advanced to the Emerald Coast Classic Championship game but couldn't get past Virginia. But they gave Memphis their first loss along the way, and played competitively til the end of the tournament.

OH man, BUTLER. The Bulldogs took the Continental Tire Invitational by upsetting 8th ranked Arizona. This game was a treat; one of the most exciting games I've seen all season. And ESPN is noticing us!!!

Marquette played two cupcakes and averaged over 100 points per game.

St. John's. Ugh. Zero showing for the Johnnies in Battle 4 Atlantis as they return to NYC 0-3, losing the last game to Old Dominion. SJU has a trip to Louisiana this week, so let's see if they have a chance to get back on track.

DePaul played a home game against Missouri State and squeaked out a 2-point win on a Billy Garrett Jr. buzzer beater. Proud of you!

Seton Hall started off the AdvoCare Invitational with a close loss to Florida, but ended the tournament with a disappointing showing vs. Stanford. Khadeem Carrington is like a one-man wrecking crew, but not much wrecking went on.

Xavier played Northern Iowa (again!) and won (again!).

Big 5 play starts this week, and Temple just won the NIT Season Tip-Off Championship after back-to-back wins vs. ranked teams. Villanova plays half of their Big 5 schedule this week..

Day Time Road Home TV
Monday 9:00pm Butler Bulldogs Utah Utes PAC12
Tuesday 6:30pm North Dakota State Bison (9) Xavier Musketeers FS1
Tuesday 6:30pm Delaware State Hornets St. John's Red Storm FS2
Tuesday 7:00pm (2) Villanova Wildcats Penn Quakers
Tuesday 8:30pm Buffalo Bulls (12) Creighton Bluejays FS1
Wednesday 6:30pm New Hampshire Wildcats Providence Friars FS2
Wednesday 6:30pm Coppin State Eagles Georgetown Hoyas
Wednesday 8:30pm Western Carolina Catamounts Marquette Golden Eagles FS2
Wednesday 8:30pm Drake Bulldogs DePaul Blue Demons
Thursday 7:00pm Columbia Lions Seton Hall Pirates FS1
Friday 8:00pm St. John's Red Storm Tulane Green Wave ESPNN
Saturday 1:00pm Saint Joseph's Hawks (2) Villanova Wildcats CBSSN
Saturday 3:30pm (9) Xavier Musketeers (20) Baylor Bears ESPN2
Saturday 4:00pm Central Arkansas Bears Butler Bulldogs FS2
Saturday 4:30pm (23) Rhode Island Rams Providence Friars
Saturday 7:00pm DePaul Blue Demons Northwestern Wildcats BTN
Saturday 8:00pm Akron Zips (12) Creighton Bluejays FS2
Sunday 1:30pm Elon Phoenix Georgetown Hoyas FS1
Sunday 2:00pm Marquette Golden Eagles Georgia Bulldogs ESPNU