Five Most Intriguing First-Round NCAA Tournament MatchupsAs you finish up tinkering and second-guessing yourself before everything is finalized, here are the five first-round matchups that are probably causing you the most uncertainty – but could also be the best matchups.
Rising Star: Seton Hall Guard Isaiah WhiteheadThe sophomore scored 70 points in three days—and added 19 rebounds and 17 assists—to lead Seton Hall to its first Big East title since 1993.
Huskies Top Seed In Albany Region Of Women's Tournament The NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship bracket sets up a potential matchup between the UConn Women and one of two former Big East rivals for the second round of the Albany Regional.
Big East: One More Time, With FeelingThe death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
Syracuse Advances At Big East Tournament; Faces Pitt NextJames Southerland hit five 3-pointers in the first half to keep No. 19 Syracuse in the game and Brandon Triche keyed a big second-half run that gave the Orange a 75-63 victory over Seton Hall Wednesday in the second round of the Big East tournament.
Stage Set For Final Big East Tournament As We Know ItThe Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
No. 3 Connecticut Women Beat Seton Hall 90-30Kelly Faris and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 18 points to help No. 3 Connecticut bounce back from its loss to top-ranked Baylor with a 90-30 rout of Seton Hall on Saturday.
Napier Leads Huskies Second-Half Comeback Over Seton HallNapier had 22 points, nine assists and six steals and led a second-half comeback that carried Connecticut to a 78-67 victory over Seton Hall on Sunday.
Shifting Landscape Of College Athletics Leaves Big East Future UncertainThe Big East --a proud league built on basketball moments like the 1985 Villanova Wildcats stunning conference rival Georgetown in the national championship game --will soon become extinct, even if the name lives on in some unrecognizable form.
Big East Rookie Coaches Adjust To Tough Conference SchedulesThe three New York area Big East schools all had new coaches to start the season, each trying to turn around a program in what is without argument the best conference in the country.