Before we get to this week's games, let's stop and check in on the lone Big East game from yesterday.
Providence went in to The Rock and came out with a 67-55 win over Seton Hall. You could argue that the game was over when the Friars jumped out to a 22-5 lead in the first 10 minutes because of 12 Pirates turnovers, but SHU was able to get the lead down to just 8 with 9:25 left. Bryce Cotton got two three pointers on Vincent Council assists two minutes apart to end any hope of a rally. South Orange Juice has more for you on that game here.
On to this week's games!
Monday, January 14: #1/1 Louisville at Connecticut (6pm Central, ESPN) - The Cardinals test their brand new number one ranking and undefeated Big East record on Kevin Ollie's stairs.
Wednesday, January 16: Pittsburgh at Villanova (6pm Central, ESPNU) - Not the best way to try to rebound from a home OT loss, but the Panthers don't have a choice. Jamie Dixon might be making some phone calls to Los Angeles if Villanova manages to get their third Big East win here.
Thursday, January 17: South Florida at Rutgers (8pm Central, ESPN2) - The Bulls are the only team without a win in Big East play so far this season. In fact, six teams have only one win, and believe it or not, Rutgers (2-2) is not one of them.
Saturday, January 19: #6/6 Syracuse at #1/1 Louisville (3pm Central, ESPN) - Regardless of how tonight's game turns out, the Orange are off until Saturday, so they will stay unbeaten until this trip to the (snicker) KFC YUM! Center.
Saturday, January 19: #25/RV Marquette at RV/#24 Cincinnati (6pm Central, ESPNU) - Seems like a good time to mention that the Bearcats have lost three straight games at home. I can't say I remember ever seeing a game between two teams in the poll situations that these two are in.