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.
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.
Villanova will enter the Big East Tourney with the top seed.
Darrun Hilliard led #6 Villanova over Seton Hall with 18 points.
#7 Villanova defeated Georgetown on Saturday for their fourth straight win.
The loss to Georgetown dropped Villanova’s record to 17-2 on the season.
#6 Villanova fell to 13-1 after losing 66-61 against Seton Hall in overtime.
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.
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.
Villanova had won six straight since its loss to the Bluejays last month. The Wildcats never led after the first minute.
Ryan Arcidiacono coolly guided No. 4 Villanova to a 94-85 overtime victory over Marquette on Saturday.
The Wildcats made a whopping 19 of 26 shots in the second half as they continue to steamroll through the revamped conference.
JayVaughn Pinkston scored 19 points to lead Villanova in a 91-61 romp over Providence on Sunday night.