Apr 23, 2014, 5:23 PM EDT
Former St. John’s commit Darrick Wood verbally committed to attend DePaul on Wednesday.
Apr 18, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT
St. John’s received some big news this week as sophomore center Chris Obekpa decided to stay in New York.
Apr 13, 2014, 4:31 PM EDT
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.
Apr 11, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT
Xavier redshirt junior Justin Martin has decided to transfer for his final year of eligibility.
Mar 28, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT
After having his freshman campaign shortened by a torn ACL, Xavier freshman Kamall Richards will transfer per a school release.
Mar 18, 2014, 8:29 PM EDT
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…
Mar 16, 2014, 12:09 AM EDT
No. 14 Creighton had an uncharacteristically bad night from deep, and it contributed to them losing the Big East title game to Providence.
Mar 15, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT
Entering the week as a team squarely on the bubble, Providence removed any doubt by winning the Big East championship.
Mar 14, 2014, 10:16 PM EDT
LaDontae Henton scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Providence to its first Big East tournament title game appearance in 20 years.
Mar 13, 2014, 5:33 PM EDT
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.
Mar 10, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT
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?
Mar 6, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT
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…
Mar 2, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT
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…
Mar 2, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT
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…
Feb 26, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT
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,…
Feb 23, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT
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.…
Feb 22, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT
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…
Feb 19, 2014, 11:26 PM EDT
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…
Feb 18, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT
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…
Feb 16, 2014, 9:58 PM EDT
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…
Feb 16, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT
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…
Feb 15, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT
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…
Feb 10, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT
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…
Feb 10, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT
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,”…
Feb 10, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT
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…
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