James Michael McAdoo sank two free throws in the final 3.5 seconds, and No. 6 seed North Carolina rallied to beat 11th-seeded Providence 79-77 Friday night.
Arkansas and Oklahoma State are making runs, while Missouri and Stanford are struggling.
Bryce Cotton continued his superb senior season Saturday, netting a game-high 22 points and handing out six assists as Providence ran past DePaul, 84-61.
The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
JaQuon Parker had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bearcats (22-10), who might have solidified an NCAA tournament berth with the win.
Kadeem Batts scored 20 points and Vincent Council had 11 assists to become Providence’s career leader, carrying resurgent Friars over No. 21 Notre Dame 71-54 Saturday.
Cleveland Melvin scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead DePaul to an 83-73 win over cold-shooting Providence on Saturday night.
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Seven Big East schools including DePaul will leave the conference and pursue a new basketball framework.
The losing streak is over. Oliver Purnell and his DePaul Blue Demons beat the Providence Friars Thursday night.