Providence 60, Georgetown 57 (OT) - Kris Dunn scored eight of his 14 points in overtime as the Friars boosted themselves past the Hoyas in overtime.
The game went to overtime after Joshua Smith reeled in an offensive rebound from a three pointer by "The Big Show" Paul White and floated the tying bucket home. After the bonus time restart, Dunn scored Providence's first six points on just two possessions as the Friars took a four point advantage early.
Dunn finished with nine assists, three assists, and three rebounds as well. LaDontae Henton led the Friars with a game high 19 points, with 10 points coming from the free throw line. Smith and D`Vauntes Smith-Rivera both had 15 points to lead the way for the Hoyas. Run over to Casual Hoya for more on the game.
#19 Seton Hall 68, Creighton 67 - For just the twelfth time under Greg McDermott, Creighton lost a game that they led at halftime as the Pirates stole a win at CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Sterling Gibbs asked head coach Kevin Willard to get him the ball for a three pointer in the huddle with 7 seconds left. Willard did, Gibbs buried the jumper with 2.1 seconds left, and thus, a 68-67 road win.
Austin Chatman left the game after the first 11 minutes after being struck in the head and Isaiah Zierden injured his knee, causing him to miss the entire second half, which left the Bluejays even more shorthanded with Zach Hanson out with a shoulder injury. Even with those absences, Creighton was right there, blow for blow with the Pirates all game long, including Will Artino scoring their last four points to first tie the game, and then give the Jays the lead.
The 22 points from Gibbs was a game high, while James Milliken had 20 points to power the Jays. Head over to White & Blue Review for the Creighton perspective and South Orange Juice for the Seton Hall side of things.
#8 Villanova 81, DePaul 64 - And thus, order was restored to the universe.
Villanova jumped out to a 20 point lead in the first half on a layup from Darrun Hilliard, and the game wasn't even that close, as Villanova handed DePaul their first loss in Big East contests this season. The Wildcats were on a 34-11 run at that point, as Billy Garrett, Jr., had opened the game up with a three-pointer for the Blue Demons.
The lead would eventually drift over 30 points in the second half before eventually drifting back down in garbage time. Hilliard led everyone with 21 points on 8-12 shooting, while Tommy Hamilton IV had 12 points off the bench to lead DePaul. VU Hoops has more for you.
Butler 88, Xavier 76 - Hey, how about them Bulldogs? With the win, Butler pulled themselves into a three-way tie with Georgetown and the Musketeers for the second best record in the Big East through four games at 2-2.
The big sequence in the game came when Remy Abell pulled Xavier within one on a three-pointer with 10:14 left in the second half, but Butler fired back with consecutive threes from Alex Barlow and Kelan Martin to widen the margin.
Matt Stainbrook had a game high 21 points in the losing effort, while Andrew Chrabascz led Butler with 19 points and Kameron Woods contributed 13 points and 11 rebounds. Banners On The Parkway will give you the Xavier view on the game, while Butler Hoops is your place to go for the Bulldogs aspect.