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Big East Big Five: Week Three

Let's hear it for the Big East/SEC Challenge!

I agree, Coach Calipari. Mike Brey should have to leave and come back dressed more like you.
I agree, Coach Calipari. Mike Brey should have to leave and come back dressed more like you.

As a result of the Big East/SEC Challenge, there's not a lot of high profile games outside of the Challenge. But the teams that aren't participating in the Challenge went out and got themselves some interesting matchups against mid-major programs to round out our slate here.

Last Week: 3-2, no thanks to DePaul
Overall: 6-4


Thursday, November 29: Notre Dame vs #8/8 Kentucky (6pm Central, ESPN2) - It's too bad that Kentucky and Louisville couldn't use their yearly game for the Challenge. Now we're stuck with this instead.

Friday, November 30: #20/25 Georgetown vs Tennessee (5:30pm Central, ESPN) - Cuonzo Martin's got Tennessee moving in a good direction after taking over amongst the wreckage of Bruce Pearl, so this should be a good test for the Hoyas.

Saturday, December 1: #5/#6 Louisville vs Illinois State (noon Central, ESPN3/Big East Network) - Gorgui Dieng has a broken wrist and will miss this game against the Redbirds, who have a very talented big man in Jackie Carmichael.

Saturday, December 1: #17/16 Cincinnati vs Alabama (2pm Central, ESPN2) - Did you realize that has Alabama projected to finish third in the SEC behind Florida and Kentucky? This could end up being the best game of the Challenge.

Saturday, December 1: Pittsburgh vs Detroit (6pm Central, ESPN3) - This is the second appearance in the Big Five for the Titans. They've started out the season 1-2 with the losses coming against St. John's and Miami. Unless they start putting some wins together, I'm not going to be able to justify give them a third spot in three weeks when they play Syracuse.