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2017 Schedule
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Big East released its preseason poll: Villanova receives 9 of 10 first-place votes and the defending national champs are picked to win the Big East again. 2) Xavier (with one first place vote) 3. Creighton T4. Georgetown T4. Seton Hall 6. Butler 7. Marquette 8. St. John's 9. Providence 10. DePaul

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The 10 best offensive showings of the past decade

Villanova's scoring barrages in the NCAA tournament were nearly off the charts and rival the best outings of the past decade, including blowouts by Ohio State, Syracuse and, yes, even DePaul.

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Champ Nova to open Gavitt Games vs. Purdue

The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.


Smith-Rivera leads Georgetown over DePaul, 70-53

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and Georgetown pulled away from DePaul for a 70-53 victory Wednesday night in the first round of the Big East Tournament.


No. 3 Villanova cruising at home

Kris Jenkins scored 20 points in the opening half, including 14 consecutive for the Wildcats, to help Villanova to a 51-33 edge at intermission. Nova shot 67.9 percent in the first half. Follow live

Why the Big East still has doubters

  • The Big East's record against the BPI top 50 is strong, but the league is just 3-11 vs. BPI top 25 non-conference foes.
  • Since realignment (2013-14), Xavier is the only team to reach the Sweet 16. Villanova has been bounced twice in the Round of 32.
  • Current Big East schools haven't reached the Final Four since Butler in 2011. The last national title was won by Villanova in 1985.


No. 1 Villanova cruising past DePaul

The Wildcats are showing no jitters in their first game as the No. 1 team in the country, leading DePaul by more than 20 early in the second half. Follow live

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No. 11 Providence falls to DePaul

Myke Henry netted a game-high 27 points to go with 11 rebounds as DePaul held on for a 77-70 victory. The Blue Demons had lost 39 straight games to top-15 opponents. Box score

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record21-25
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances22