Battle Of Two Rising Star Coaches: #20 Butler At VCU
Brad Stevens’ squad has wins over the top two teams in the country but has lost two of its last four to fall to third in the conference. Stevens is just three wins away from accumulating the most victories in a coach’s first six seasons.
Tale Of The Tape: Rutgers At #7 Georgetown
Rutgers has had a chance to win in the final few minutes of each of the last three games, but has lost all three. It’s been that kind of season for Mike Rice’s team, which will almost certainly be playing on the first day of the Big East Tournament.
One More Time: #10 Louisville At #12 Syracuse
Louisville enters on a four-game win streak, with those victories by an average of 18 points. Rick Pitino’s team is still in the hunt for a Big East title. If this team plays to its strengths, as it has the last couple of weeks, it is very dangerous.
Grudge Match: Arkansas At #5 Florida
Mike Anderson is in his second year at Arkansas and has already won more conference games (seven) than he did last season. A win over Georgia tonight would give the Razorbacks three straight wins heading into this huge showdown with Florida.
Tale Of The Tape: Seton Hall At #10 Louisville
It’s been a rough year for Kevin Willard, whose team is 2-12 in the Big East and has dropped 11 of its last 12 games.
Friars Vs. Scarlet Knights; Who Wins? Providence At Rutgers
Providence’s four-game win streak came to an end Wednesday at Syracuse, but this is clearly a team on the upswing—one that could be very dangerous in the Big East Tournament.