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Heels not overlooking disciplined Butler

In 2017 NCAA Tournament, ACC, Big East by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross North Carolina point guard Joel Berry says his ankle is close to 100 percent, Justin Jackson continues to answer the same questions about the ascension of his game, and Tar Heels coach Roy Williams is just glad to be in Memphis.  The focus of all three, though, is on the Butler Bulldogs, who Williams hasn’t beaten in two …

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Butler and Xavier are Big East’s lone survivors after first two rounds

In 2017 NCAA Tournament, Big East, College Basketball by Ken Cross

By Ethan Swiech March Madness, 2017 officially began on March 12th, when the selection committee pitted the first 68 teams (First Four and Round of 64). Of these 68 schools, seven elated Big East squads found their names on the bracket. As we head into the Sweet 16, the Butler Bulldogs and Xavier Musketeers are the only two that remain. …

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Nova cuts nets again as Big East Tournament champions

In Big East, College Basketball by Ken Cross

By Ethan Swiech Wildcat players proudly wear Big East crown On Feburary 25th, the Villanova Wildcats defeated the Creighton Blue Jays, 79-63, to win their fourth straight Big East regular season title. On Saturday evening, the Cats defeated the Jays, 74-60, to claim the Big East Tournament championship. Josh Hart, who was the hero in Nova’s 55-53 victory over Seton …

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Big East Hoops: Nova-Hall; BlueJays-Musketeers meet in semis

In Big East by Ken Cross

By Ethan Swiech Cats silence the Storm with 41-point massacre Villanova made all the plays while St. John’s was completely overmatched, it’s that simple. The Wildcats controlled the flow of the entire game by posting a wire-to-wire 108-67 victory over the Red Storm. The Cats’ performance was so convincing that six different players hit the double-digit mark in the scoring …

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Big East: Red Storm, Musketeers win openers

In Big East by Ken Cross

By Ethan Swiech Checking in on Round One of the Big East Tournament at MSG: Valiant effort not enough for G’town The 2017 Big East Tournament opened with a thriller. Georgetown gave everything they had, but St. John’s was just a little bit better. The Storm pulled out a 74-73 win at Madison Square Garden. This victory represented St. John’s …

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Villanova seniors depart with big win in home finale

In Big East by Ken Cross

By Ethan Swiech For Josh Hart, Kris Jenkins and Darryl Reynolds, Senior Day, 2017 had a special meaning. The Wildcats were in a position to capture their fourth consecutive Big East regular season championship. All they had to do was win one of their remaining two games. Every player decided to get the job done in Saturday afternoon’s matchup against …

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Villanova’s DiVincenzo plays hero in come from behind win over Virginia

In ACC, Big East by Ken Cross

By Ethan Swiech If you’re a Villanova fan, that doesn’t know the name Donte DiVincenzo, you do now. The freshman guard from Wilmington, Del., came to the rescue in the final seconds of a tight encounter against Virginia. DiVincenzo made the winning shot just before the horn sounded on a tip-in, providing the Wildcats with a thrilling 61-59 victory in …