The 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.
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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.
There wasn’t an abundance of wild finishes this weekend, but there were some incredible individual performances (see below). Memphis, mentioned in this week’s column, is one of five teams unbeaten in conference; another, Gonzaga, has won its last six games by an average of 24 points.
Ryan Arcidiacono hit the tying 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left in regulation, and James Bell hit consecutive 3s in overtime to send Villanova to its second win over a Top 5 team this week, 75-71 over No. 3 Syracuse on Saturday.
C.J. Fair had 22 points, Trevor Cooney hit a pair of 3-pointers to punctuate a late surge and No. 7 Syracuse beat Villanova 72-61 on Saturday.
Khalif Wyatt scored 33 points and Anthony Lee had 21 — both career highs — and Temple, despite not making a field goal over the final 5 1-2 minutes, upset No. 3 Syracuse 83-79 on Saturday in the Chevrolet Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Ryan Nassib threw for 215 yards and a touchdown, and Adonis Aimeen-Moore rushed for a pair of scores to lead Syracuse to a 38-20 victory over Temple on Friday in the Orange’s last Big East game.
Syracuse University ended its annual “Orange Madness” event at the Carrier Dome 30 minutes early after a man was stabbed during the celebration.
Syracuse women’s lacrosse coach and former Wings star Gary Gait has been reprimanded by the NCAA for misconduct.
Sophomore guard Dion Waiters of Syracuse is entering the NBA draft.
Syracuse is losing their starting center, Fab Melo, for the length of the NCAA tournament.
Dion Waiters scored 20 points in his home city and No. 1 Syracuse remained undefeated with a 79-66 win over Villanova on Wednesday night.
Commissioner John Marinatto declined to give specifics of the Big East’s plan after meeting with the league’s presidents this morning in South Philadelphia.
A 25-year-old Philadelphia man will spend at least seven years behind bars in state prison after pumping several bullets into an NFL running back last year in Elkins Park. Prosecutors call this a case of mistaken identity.