Big East Big Five: Week Five

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Finals week stinks.

Only 15 games to choose from this week, so we're forced to rely on a gimmick. The five games chosen here are the five best opponents according to the KenPom.com rankings. This results in featuring a game that's apparently not on a national broadcast of any kind. I could have swapped out one of the next two best games, but that would mean either A) Two Villanova games or B) taking a lesser opponent for Rutgers.

Last Week: 2-3, no thanks to South Florida
Overall: 13-7

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Tuesday, November 11: Villanova vs St. Joseph's (6pm Central, ESPNU) - Villanova needs this win to finish over .500 in this season's Big Five series, not to mention move back above .500 in Division 1 games.

Wednesday, November 12: DePaul at Arizona State (8pm Central, Pac12 Network) - I'll say this: DePaul's not terrible. KenPom.com only has the Sun Devils with a 54% chance to win this game.

Saturday, November 15: Louisville at Memphis (1:30pm Central, Fox Sports Network, so check your local listings) - The clear marquee match up of the week in the Big East. This won't be a non-conference game next season, though. Probably.

Saturday, November 15: Notre Dame vs Purdue (3:30pm Central, ESPN2) - This one's part of the Crossroads Classic, with the Indiana-Butler game coming at 1pm on CBS. It's weird that both games aren't on one network, right?

Sunday, November 16: Rutgers vs UAB (11am Central) - This is the game with no television access. UAB's the fifth best opponent this week, though, so here we are.

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