Collins and Northwestern may be an ideal fit. It will certainly look and sound that way while it’s still all about appearances.
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.
The Seton Hall Pirates (15-17) waited until the final minute of regulation to make it interesting, but the team from South Orange rallied in overtime to a 46-42 victory over the South Florida Bulls (12-19).
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
Fuquan Edwin converted the game-winning layup with 6.9 seconds remaining to give Seton Hall a 73-72 win against DePaul on Wednesday night.
Seven Big East schools including DePaul will leave the conference and pursue a new basketball framework.
The Blue Demons (12-18, 3-15 Big East) broke a nine-game losing streak and denied Seton Hall (19-11, 8-10) the No. 8 seed in the conference tournament.
Check out this video as Seton Hall’s Herb Pope flops after being touched.
Drew Crawford scored 28 points and John Shurna had a critical three-point play down the stretch to lead Northwestern into the Charleston Classic championship game with a 69-65 victory over Tulsa on Friday.