Come Saturday night, Marquette could be regular season Big East champs, a major accomplishment considering they lost their two best players from last year's squad. In order for that to happen, Marquette needs to beat St. John's in the Garden, Notre Dame has to best Louisville (temporarily rooting for the Irish may not be worth it), and Syracuse must take down Georgetown in D.C.
I wish the last Big East matchup between longtime frenemies--the Hoyas and the Orange--was at the Carrier Dome. I saw Marquette play there last year and it was the best venue I've been to for college hoops. I'll miss it, but they can have Duke.
We'll take the basketball-only brethren and the collars.
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