Big East Tournament Preview 2019

In a league with a clear top two and an 8-team morass below them, it seems like a Villanova/Marquette collision course at Madison Square Garden - or it did until recently. Can any of the bubbly teams get hot and play spoiler?

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Big East 2018-19 Preview

Xavier ended Villanova’s reign of terror last year, but despite a plethora of pro defections, Jay Wright’s Wildcats appear to once again be the class of the league. Who else will emerge from a crowd of possible contenders?

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#17 Seton Hall Preview 2017-18

After being ousted in the first round of the NCAA tournament in each of the past two seasons, Seton Hall hopes that a third time turns out to be a charm in 2018.  Led by three seniors - Angel Delgado, Desi Rodriguez and Khadeen Carrington - the Pirates' experienced talent make them poised for a deep run in March.

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#29 Providence Preview 2017-18

After a crushing 2nd half collapse in last year's First Four showdown against USC, the Friars are chomping at the bit to avenge their recent postseason shortcomings.  Ed Cooley will now fuse together a top-20 recruiting class with the formidable core from last year's roster, making Providence a deep sleeper to contend for the Big East crown. 

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#37 Butler Preview 2017-18

A new coach, along with a handful of fresh new faces will test just how strongly fortified "the Butler Way" persists in the Bulldogs this year.  Can senior Kelan Martin lead a young nucleus back to the Big Dance for a fourth straight season?  Or will LaVall Jordan's inaugural campaign as head coach be remembered as a rebuilding stepping stone for a new era of Butler basketball?

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