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  1. Former Boston University PG Maurice Watson Jr. commits to Creighton

    Apr 13, 2014, 4:31 PM EDT

    Boston Univeristy v American

    Creighton’s landed itself a very good point guard on the transfer market, as Maurice Watson Jr. has verbally committed to the Big East school.

  2. Xavier junior forward Justin Martin to transfer

    Apr 11, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

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    Xavier redshirt junior Justin Martin has decided to transfer for his final year of eligibility.

  3. Xavier freshman forward Kamall Richards will transfer

    Mar 28, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT

    Chris Mack

    After having his freshman campaign shortened by a torn ACL, Xavier freshman Kamall Richards will transfer per a school release.

  4. Xavier’s Chris Mack puts tournament in perspective after family survives crash with drunk driver

    Mar 18, 2014, 8:29 PM EDT

    Chris Mack

    In 2013, for the first time in seven seasons, Xavier failed to make the NCAA tournament. This year, in a new conference Chris Mack’s Musketeers got one of the last four bids, playing NC State in the First Four on Tuesday night. It must have been a relief to hear Xavier’s name called on Selection…

  5. Big East Tournament: Cold shooting from deep costs No. 14 Creighton

    Mar 16, 2014, 12:09 AM EDT

    mcdermott

    No. 14 Creighton had an uncharacteristically bad night from deep, and it contributed to them losing the Big East title game to Providence.

  6. Big East Tournament: Providence removes any doubt, wins Big East title

    Mar 15, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    cotton

    Entering the week as a team squarely on the bubble, Providence removed any doubt by winning the Big East championship.

  7. Big East Tournament: LaDontae Henton leads Providence to first title game appearance in 20 years

    Mar 14, 2014, 10:16 PM EDT

    friars

    LaDontae Henton scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Providence to its first Big East tournament title game appearance in 20 years.

  8. Big East Tournament: Providence knocks off St. John’s despite mediocre outing from Bryce Cotton

    Mar 13, 2014, 5:33 PM EDT

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    Despite a mediocre outing from senior All-American Bryce Cotton, Providence held on for a 79-74 win over St. John’s on Thursday as the Friars won the Big East Tournament quarterfinal game which amounted to an NCAA Tournament play-in game for the two bubble teams.

  9. 2014 Big East Tournament Preview: Can Villanova finally beat Creighton?

    Mar 10, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

    James Bell, Zedric Sadler

    Creighton and Villanova are the Big East’s two darlings, but which other teams are best positioned to separate themselves from the conference’s middle and earn a bid?

  10. Bryce Cotton, Providence’s marathon man, looking to lead the Friars on a run to the NCAA tournament

    Mar 6, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Bryce Cotton

    Providence has found itself in double-overtime four times during Big East play this season. The most recent thriller came on Tuesday night against Marquette with the Friars’ NCAA tournament hopes undoubtedly on the line. In his 50th minute of action — the fourth time he’s logged every minute of a double-overtime game in the past nine…

  11. Knee injury to sideline Creighton’s Isaiah Zierden indefinitely

    Mar 2, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT

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    Not only did No. 9 lose control of the Big East title race with their 75-69 defeat at Xavier on Saturday, the Bluejays also lost a member of their rotation to an injury. Redshirt freshman guard Isaiah Zierden went down in the first half of that game with a knee injury, and on Sunday evening…

  12. Darrun Hilliard, Josh Hart stand out in No. 8 Villanova’s win over Marquette

    Mar 2, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

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    No. 8 Villanova has lost just three times this season: at No. 4 Syracuse in December and twice to No. 9 Creighton during Big East play. Not a particularly flashy team, the Wildcats are tough, unselfish and they’ve got plenty of skill as well. Those attributes were on display Sunday afternoon as Villanova beat Marquette…

  13. DePaul becomes seventh team in 2014 Diamond Head Classic field

    Feb 26, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT

    AP

    The 2013-14 season isn’t finished for the DePaul Blue Demons, but on Wednesday the school made an official announcement in regards to its schedule for the 2014-15 campaign. DePaul will participate in the Diamond Head Classic in December, becoming the seventh team in the field. DePaul, currently 11-18 overall and 3-13 in Big East play,…

  14. Doug McDermott continues climb up NCAA’s all-time scoring list as No. 11 Creighton survives

    Feb 23, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

    mcdermott

    At this point in the season the race for national Player of the Year has a clear frontrunner: Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott. One of the questions entering this season was how would McDermott and his teammates adjust to new surroundings, with Creighton making the move from the Missouri Valley Conference to the Big East.…

  15. St. John’s quest for another quality win falls short at No. 9 Villanova

    Feb 22, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

    sampson

    Having won nine of their last ten games entering Saturday’s contest at No. 9 Villanova, St. John’s has been one of the hotter bubble teams in the country. A win over the Wildcats would further cement St. John’s status as a team charging towards an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. And given their 0-5…

  16. Elite offense makes No. 11 Creighton a threat to go deep into March

    Feb 19, 2014, 11:26 PM EDT

    mcdermotts

    Just three days removed from their emphatic home win over then-No. 6 Villanova, No. 11 Creighton encountered a different test in their game at Marquette. Unlike Villanova the Golden Eagles are one of the many teams across the country looking to fight their way into the NCAA tournament, and a win over the Bluejays would…

  17. St. John’s loses Chris Obekpa for 10-14 days with ankle injury

    Feb 18, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    Chris Obekpa

    On Monday, St. John’s sophomore center Chris Obekpa was diagnosed with a sprain and bone bruise in his right ankle after suffering an injury during practice. On Tuesday, St. John’s announced he could be sidelined for up to two weeks. “Chris is a central part of what we do on both ends of the court. Our…

  18. St. John’s continues late charge towards NCAA tournament berth

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:58 PM EDT

    johnnies

    At 0-5 in the Big East the St. John’s Red Storm looked like a team unsure of its individual roles and how they fit within the team concept, and despite their individual talent Steve Lavin’s team didn’t look like a group capable of turning things around. But a switch was flipped, and the Red Storm…

  19. No. 6 Villanova’s two losses to No. 18 Creighton a result of bad match-ups

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

    wright

    Styles make fights. And sometimes they make beatings. That’s about the best way to explain what happened to No. 6 Villanova on Sunday, as their attempts to defend Doug McDermott and No. 18 Creighton once again fell short of the mark. Creighton shot 64.2% from the field and 9-for-15 from beyond the arc in their…

  20. Marquette knocks off Xavier for solid home win

    Feb 15, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT

    marquette

    Marquette is slowly turning the corner as the Golden Eagles won another game on Saturday, defeating Xavier 81-72 for a home Big East win. The Golden Eagles are only 15-10, (7-5 Big East) but, for the first time this season, they have a three-game winning streak and they’re able to build some momentum going towards…

  21. Georgetown knocks off Providence to continue recent surge

    Feb 10, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

    D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera

    Georgetown looked dead in the water as of two weeks ago. The Hoyas had lost five straight games in Big East play and it didn’t seem like head coach John Thompson III and Georgetown had a lot of hope going into February. But after a win at Madison Square Garden over a top-10 program in…

  22. DePaul senior forward Cleveland Melvin no longer with the program

    Feb 10, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT

    Cleveland Melvin

    The news for DePaul went from bad to worse on Monday as the struggling Blue Demons announced in a school-issued release that senior forward Cleveland Melvin is no longer with the men’s basketball program. “DePaul senior forward Cleveland Melvin is no longer enrolled at DePaul, and therefore no longer part of the DePaul basketball program,”…

  23. [PHOTO] Creighton meets Bono in a New Jersey airport

    Feb 10, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    Sunday wasn’t the best day for the Creighton Bluejays. After falling to St. John’s at Madison Square Garden in a Big East loss, the team was stuck at private, regional Teterboro Airport in New Jersey waiting for their team plane to de-ice when someone with the Bluejays noticed that U2 lead singer Bono was also…

  24. Improved defensive effort helps Xavier snap three-game skid

    Feb 8, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    christon

    With No. 6 Villanova and No. 12 Creighton not only headed to the NCAA tournament but in the process of fighting to earn protected (top four) seeds, the Big East has at least two teams who will hear their names called on Selection Sunday. The question at this juncture in the season is who else…

  25. Lumberjack Night and Wragge Bomb at Creighton is a must-see [PHOTO]

    Feb 8, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    ethan wragge

    #LumberjackNight was a big success!! #wraggebombs http://t.co/ShZlRSRo5S— Brian Tonino (@briantonino) February 08, 2014 On “Lumberjack Night” — which honored Creighton senior three-pointer bomber Ethan Wragge — the Bluejays topped DePaul 78-66 in front of 18,323 home fans. Creighton fans were encouraged to wear flannel and beards to honor Wragge, who made three out of five…

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