The Dominance of Big East Basketball

By Blaidd Drwg

It is amazing how deep the Big East is this year – of the 16 teams in the conference, 11 of them finished with a conference record of at least .500, 10 teams had 20 wins, 7 teams were ranked as of last week (including 2 in the top 5) and they will probably send somewhere between 10 and 12 teams to the NCAA tournament.

I don’t think you will ever see a post season tournament quite like this year’s Big East bash in NYC:

The first round games involved a #9 seed (UCONN) that is currently ranked #19 in the nation (and in the quarter finals), a #10 seed (Villanova) that was ranked in the top 10 in the nation just a few weeks ago (but got bounced by the second worst team in the conference) and a #11 seed (Marquette) that is ranked just outside the top 25 (and also in the quarter finals after dumping the #6 seed).

Could this be the best season that a single conference has ever collectively had? I can’t think of a better one.

Boy do I miss Big East hoops.

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