10 March 2014
2014 Big East Tournament Predictions
And with that, here are my 2014 Big East Tournament predictions.
First Round - March 12th
#9 Butler vs. #8 Seton Hall - Fox Sports 1, 7:00
Pick: Seton Hall
#10 DePaul vs. #7 Georgetown - Fox Sports 1, 9:30
Quarterfinals - March 13th
#8 Seton Hall vs. #1 Villanova - Fox Sports 1, 1:00
#5 St. John's vs. #4 Providence - Fox Sports 1, 3:30
#7 Georgetown vs. #2 Creighton - Fox Sports 1, 7:00
Can Hoya Saxon upset the Blue Jays for the second time in a row? I'm not feeling it.
#6 Marquette vs. #3 Xavier - Fox Sports 1, 9:30
The Golden Eagles can surprise a number of folks in this tournament and go deeper than expected, but they do come in losing three in a row, so they are going to really get off the schneid. However, this team is also more like the one when they beat Xavier in February than in January, so I'll go upset here.
Semifinals - March 14th
#4 Providence vs. #1 Villanova - Fox Sports 1, 7:00
I think the Friars are rather underrated, I love their defense and I'm a big Bryce Cotton fan. And I also think the Wildcats are rather overrated, and prime to be upset.
#6 Marquette vs. #2 Creighton - Fox Sports 1, 9:30
Creighton is a bad matchup for a team that cannot score, even as Marquette has improved of late.
Championship - March 15th
#4 Providence vs. #2 Creighton - Fox Sports 1, 8:30
Providence has beaten Creighton before so they are capable of pulling the upset, but I think Creighton's pop from the perimeter will be too much to overcome.