Natisha Hiedeman scored 22 points, Allazia Blockton had 19 and No. 8 Marquette beat Villanova 93-55 on Sunday for its 12th consecutive victory.
2019 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/7W 59-41
- 11/16W 70-48
- 11/20W 81-68
- 11/24L 61-59
- 11/25L 71-56
- 11/28W 67-46
- 12/2W 47-35
- 12/6W 60-45
- 12/9W 76-68
- 12/14W 62-56
- 12/29L 63-55
- 12/31W 75-71
- 1/4W 54-52
- 1/6L 67-61
- 1/1115L 91-55
- 1/13L 66-59
- 1/16W 58-50
- 1/19L 68-63
- 1/25W 70-66
- 1/27W 73-57
- 2/1W 53-33
- 2/3W 67-62
- 2/8L 93-70
- 2/108L 93-55
- 2/16W 91-43
- 2/22h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 2/24h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 3/1h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 3/3h:mm a z, US/Eastern
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- Nova to start $60M Pavilion renovation in June
- No. 10 Mississippi St. glides past Villanova 108-62
- DePaul's Jenkins is Big East player of the year
- Villanova coach Perretta earns 700th career win
While teams such as Rutgers, Villanova and Notre Dame rose to the occasion and dominated the nonconference portion of their schedules, teams such as Stanford, Virginia and Oklahoma have ground to make up between now and March.
Villanova will begin a comprehensive $60 million renovation of the Pavilion, with the work beginning in June.
Roshunda Johnson scores 21 points, Jazzmun Holmes and Morgan William both add 12 and the Bulldogs cruise to a 108-62 season-opening win.
The Big East named DePaul's Chanise Jenkins its player of the year and Doug Bruno its coach of the year, with Marquette's Allazia Blockton taking top freshman honors.
Villanova coach Harry Perretta earned his 700th career win Sunday, as well as his 300th Big East victory.
Knowing that Villanova's Emily Leer was about to end her career with 999 points, West Virginia coach Mike Carey gave his players some special instructions.
Yes, the traditional Big East powers have moved on. But DePaul's ascension in the conference is hardly be default.
Stanford will rely on the post play of Chiney Ogwumike while Michigan will have to hit 3s, as opposite offenses meet in Tuesday's second round.
The first half against Tulsa ended in a 24-24 tie and brought back memories of 1998, when 16th-seeded Harvard stunned No. 1 Stanford on its home court. But the Cardinal went on a 23-7 run and shot 65.5 percent in the second half to end Tulsa's hopes.
It's hard to argue with results. Placing trust in first-year coach Kim Barnes Arico, Michigan adjusted to a new system and landed a spot in the NCAA field.
NBC Sports Network verbally offered the Big East between $20 million to $23 million a year for six years to acquire the league's media rights, sources told ESPN.
The Big East is hoping to resolve its divorce with the seven departing Catholic-based basketball schools within the next few weeks in time for a summer 2014 departure, according to a source.
Geno Auriemma isn't broken up about the breakup of the Big East. In fact, he said Tuesday he wished the seven Catholic schools that decided to leave could exit the conference immediately and blamed the conference's flux on their past voting decisions.