The Big East needs not prove itself, but three of its top teams (Villanova, Xavier and Butler) face teams from other power conferences. A sweep would give the conference even more credibility.
- UT Arlington gets program's first-ever Top 25 win
- ISU's Scott mirrors twin as FT sinks No. 16 Butler
- Ex-Kentucky, Texas A&M coach Gillispie retiring
- Terps C Dodd to miss two weeks with knee injury