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The Big East Is Alive And Well While Former Programs…Not So Much

When the conference fell apart two years ago, the strength of the Big East conference was in serious doubt. Two years later, the conference has six representatives in the NCAA Tournament.

03/20/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Ryan Arcidiacono #15 speaks with JayVaughn Pinkston #22 of the Villanova Wildcats during the championship game of the Big East basketball tournament against the Xavier Musketeers at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Villanova Crushes Xavier To Win The Big East Tournament

Villanova beat Xavier 69-52 to win the Big East Tournament title on Saturday.

03/14/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: Daniel Ochefu #23 and Dylan Ennis #31 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrate against the Providence Friars during a semifinal game of the Big East basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Villanova Escapes Providence To Advance To Big East Tournament Final

Villanova defeated Providence 63-61 to advance in the Big East Tournament.

03/13/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: Dylan Ennis #31 celebrates with JayVaughn Pinkston #22 of the Villanova Wildcats against the Marquette Golden Eagles during a quarterfinal game of the Big East basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Villanova Demolishes Marquette, 84-49, In Big East Quarters

The Wildcats took down Marquette in the Big East Tournament on Thursday.

03/12/2015

Villanova's Darrun Hilliard addresses reporters as the team get set for the Big East Tournament. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Wildcats Hoping For Happier Ending At Big East Tournament

Villanova will enter the Big East Tourney with the top seed.

03/09/2015

VILLANOVA, PA - FEBRUARY 16: Darrun Hilliard #4 of the Villanova Wildcats attempts a shot and gets fouled by Isaiah Whitehead #15 of the Seton Hall Pirates on February 16, 2015 at the Pavilion in Villanova, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

#6 Villanova Dominates Seton Hall 80-54

Darrun Hilliard led #6 Villanova over Seton Hall with 18 points.

02/16/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 7: Dylan Ennis #31, JayVaughn Pinkston #22 of the Villanova Wildcats. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Villanova Avenges Loss With 69-53 Win Over Georgetown

#7 Villanova defeated Georgetown on Saturday for their fourth straight win.

02/07/2015

Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

#4 Villanova Gets Stunned At Georgetown, 78-58

The loss to Georgetown dropped Villanova’s record to 17-2 on the season.

01/19/2015

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 3: Daniel Ochefu #23 of Villanova attempts a layup against Seton Hall during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on January 3, 2015 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Seton Hall Hands Villanova First Loss In OT Thriller

#6 Villanova fell to 13-1 after losing 66-61 against Seton Hall in overtime.

01/03/2015

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St. Joe’s And Villanova Could Be Dancing With Each Other

Both Villanova and St. Joe’s had their names called in the 68-team field on Sunday Selection. And both are in the Eastern Regional.

03/16/2014

Villanova v Syracuse

Nova Stunned By Seton Hall Buzzer Beater In Big East Tourney Opener

Sterling Gibbs hit a step-back jumper at the buzzer and Seton Hall stunned No. 3 Villanova 64-63 in a thrilling Big East quarterfinal Thursday, a loss that could cost the Wildcats a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

03/13/2014

JayVaughn Pinkston #22 of the Villanova Wildcats guards Doug McDermott #3 of the Creighton Bluejays during their game at CenturyLink Center on February 16th, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

6th-Ranked Villanova Falls 101-80 To No. 18 Creighton

Villanova had won six straight since its loss to the Bluejays last month. The Wildcats never led after the first minute.

02/16/2014

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Villanova Holds Off Marquette, 94-85 In OT

Ryan Arcidiacono coolly guided No. 4 Villanova to a 94-85 overtime victory over Marquette on Saturday.

01/25/2014

Guard Josh Hart #3 of Villanova Wildcats dunks the ball against DePaul Blue Demons on January 18, 2014 at the Pavilion. (Credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

No. 6 Villanova Romps Past DePaul, 88-62

The Wildcats made a whopping 19 of 26 shots in the second half as they continue to steamroll through the revamped conference.

01/18/2014

Forward JayVaughn Pinkston #22 of the Villanova Wildcats dunks the ball against the Providence Friars  on January 5, 2014 at the Pavilion in Villanova, Pennslyvania. (Credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Villanova Romps Over Providence 91-61

JayVaughn Pinkston scored 19 points to lead Villanova in a 91-61 romp over Providence on Sunday night.

01/05/2014

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