The field for the Big East Tournament is all set so be sure to print out your brackets to make your picks for who cuts down the nets in New York City.
The Big East may not be what it once was, but the league is back to being a beast once again. Led by a trio of teams vying for top four seeds in the NCAA Tournament, the Big East could send as many as seven teams dancing, a remarkable sign that the league is very healthy.
The top of the Big East bracket, which you can check out here, was shaken up when Seton Hall went 0-2 last week. The Pirates had a chance to secure their first regular-season Big East crown since 1993, but losses to Villanova and Creighton dropped Seton behind both into the third seed.
The hottest entering the tournament is Providence, which has ripped off six straight wins to basically secure an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Friars will start their quest through the Big East Tournament with a date with Butler, which stumbled in conference play after dominating the non-conference season.
The other two likely tournament teams out of the Big East are Marquette, featuring one of the nation’s leading scorers in Markus Howard, and Xavier. There is a bit of danger for the Musketeers, who have to play in the first round of the tournament on Wednesday night.
Xavier will have to avoid a bad loss to DePaul, which is much more dangerous than a typical last-place team after going 15-16 during the regular season. The 8-9 matchup showcases slumping Georgetown and St. John’s, with the winner of that game taking on Creighton on Thursday afternoon. It is worth mentioning that Creighton just got blown out by St. John’s at Carneseca Arena on March 1, dropping that game by 20 points.
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Big East Tournament Seeding
- Seton Hall
- St. John’s
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