Big East Tournament
Villanova beat Xavier 69-52 to win the Big East Tournament title on Saturday.
Villanova defeated Providence 63-61 to advance in the Big East Tournament.
The Wildcats took down Marquette in the Big East Tournament on Thursday.
Mouphtaou Yarou made his first seven shots and scored 18 points, sending Villanova to a 66-53 victory over St. John’s in the second round of the Big East tournament Wednesday night.
JaQuon Parker had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bearcats (22-10), who might have solidified an NCAA tournament berth with the win.
The Seton Hall Pirates (15-17) waited until the final minute of regulation to make it interesting, but the team from South Orange rallied in overtime to a 46-42 victory over the South Florida Bulls (12-19).
The 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.
The Wildcats squandered a 16-point halftime lead and lost to the 15th seeded South Florida (10-22), who had previously lost eight of nine.