UGH, Jack Cooley. - Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Not featured this week: Tied for first place Marquette, because Pitt might be 0-3 by Saturday.
Now we have some conference games to give some perspective on what's important around these parts. We only had one non-conference game last week, and USF came out with the win, so nice job by those guys.
I don't want to write a whole Around The Big East post for one game, so we'll point out that Syracuse squeaked by South Florida yesterday and move on to this week.
Monday, January 7: #17/16 Notre Dame at #21/20 Cincinnati (5:30pm Central, ESPN2) - It's not really the best way for the Bearcats to come back from a home loss to St. John's, but it's better than going to South Bend, I suppose. They do catch a break in that there will be no one in the stands to cheer for Notre Dame, as Irish fans are otherwise preoccupied tonight.
Tuesday, January 8: Pittsburgh at #19/22 Georgetown (8pm Central, ESPNU) - Quick show of hands: Who thought this was going to be the first Big East win for one of these two teams? Mind you, I don't actually advise watching this game, since it involves two of the 50 slowest teams in the country.
Wednesday, January 9: #3/4 Louisville at Seton Hall (6pm Central, ESPN2) - Seton Hall squeaked by DePaul and got skunked by Notre Dame, while this is Louisville's first true road game since a trip to Memphis on December 15.
Wednesday, January 9: Rutgers at St. John's (6pm Central, Big East Network) - Both teams looked good in wins in their most recent games. Who can maintain momentum?
Saturday, January 12: Villanova at #7/7 Syracuse (11am Central, Big East Network) - With two winnable road games for both squads this week, this could be a battle of teams without a conference loss.
Which game are you most interested in?
Notre Dame at Cincinnati (3 votes)
Pittsburgh at Georgetown (3 votes)
Louisville at Seton Hall (0 votes)
Rutgers at St. John's (0 votes)
Villanova at Syracuse (2 votes)
8 total votes