Big East

Big East basketball: The Best and Worst of 2013-14 So Far

Surprise Villanova leads reformed league
Big East: The Best and Worst of 2013-14 So Far

One shot from a point guard in a slump has helped change the perception of the new Big East.

Ryan Arcidiacono has been in a shooting funk before Villanova coach Jay Wright drew up a play for him in the waning seconds against Kansas in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Arcidiacono hit the 3 to beat Kansas, moving Villanova to the final against Iowa.

College Basketball: 2013-14 Marquette Golden Eagles Preview

Gardner leads re-tooling No. 13 Golden Eagles
College Basketball: 2013-14 Marquette Preview


This preview and more on Marquette and the Big East are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.

College Basketball: 2013-14 Creighton Bluejays Preview

McDermott ready to flourish in new-look Big East
College Basketball: 2013-14 Creighton Preview


This preview and more on Creighton and the Big East are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.

College Basketball: 2013-14 Villanova Wildcats Preview

After rebound season, Nova built to contend in Big East
College Basketball: 2013-14 Villanova Preview


This preview and more on Villanova and the Big East are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.

College Basketball: 2013-14 Xavier Musketeers Preview

Budding star Christon looks to end Musketeers' Tourney drought
College Basketball: 2013-14 Xavier Preview


This preview and more on Xavier and the Big East are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.

College Basketball: 2013-14 St. John's Red Storm Preview

Strong returning cast aims to lead Red Storm back to Tourney
College Basketball: 2013-14 St. John's Preview


This preview and more on St. John's and the Big East are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.

College Basketball: 2013-14 Big East Preview

Marquette leads new-look conference
College Basketball: 2013-14 Big East Preview

The new Big East has many of the same teams as the old Big East, but the dynamic of the league will be quite different.

First, there’s the sheer size. The Big East has slimmed down from 16 teams at its height to a more manageable 10. The former Big East was marked by as many as three or four realistic Final Four contenders in atop the league and star power and veterans running a dozen teams deep.

College Basketball: 2013-14 Georgetown Hoyas Preview

Starks, Hoyas need to overcome departure of Otto Porter
College Basketball: 2013-14 Georgetown Preview


This preview and more on Georgetown and the Big East are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.

College basketball: Ranking the Big East's coaches for 2013-14

Marquette's Buzz Williams takes top spot in new conference
Marquette's Buzz Williams takes top spot in new conference

The new Big East has a leg up on other basketball leagues that don’t have major college football. That’s clear. Georgetown, Villanova, Marquette, St. John’s and even Butler and Xavier are established basketball brands.

The resumes of the league's coaches, though, may be a bit lacking compared to the ACC, Big Ten and Big 12.

College basketball: The Big East's top freshmen, transfers and more for 2013-14

Reformed league could be determined by key new players
Reformed league could be determined by key new players

One thing is pretty clear about the new Big East: Projecting the league is going to be difficult.

Georgetown and Marquette tied for the Big East title in the old conference, but both teams lose key players. Villanova, which defeated Georgetown and Marquette late last season, brings back most of its key players. Creighton won the Missouri Valley and has most of its roster intact, including the top player in the league.

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