Big East Tournament Picks 2016
Opening Round: March 9 (FS1)
9 DePaul Blue Demons vs. 8 Georgetown Hoyas, 7 p.m.
10St. John's Red Storm vs. 7 Marquette Golden Eagles, approx. 9:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals: March 10 (FS1)
8 Georgetown vs. 1 Villanova Wildcats, 12 p.m.
5 Butler Bulldogs vs. 4 Providence Friars, approx. 2:30 p.m.
7 Marquette Golden Eagles vs. 2 Xavier Musketeers, 7 p.m.
6 Creighton Bluejays vs. 3 Seton Hall Pirates, approx. 9:30 p.m.
Semifinals: March 11 (FS1)
1 Villanova Wildcats vs. 5 Butler Bulldogs, 6:30 p.m.
2 Xavier Musketeers vs. 3 Seton Hall Pirates, approx. 9 p.m.
Championship: March 12 (FOX)
2 Xavier Musketeers vs. 5 Butler Bulldogs, 5:30 p.m.
Winner: Xavier Musketeers-The Musketeers are built for tournament play. They have depth, a mix of young talent and established vets. Chris Mack will have this team ready to go.
Sleeper: Butler Bulldogs-When you are a program that is known for making runs in tournaments, you kind of have to place them hear.
Players To Watch:
Roosevelt Jones, Butler-Jones has been apart of some magical moments at Butler. He always seems to come up with clutch plays and there’s no doubt he will again.
Kris Dunn, Providence-He had a stretch in the middle of the season where he scored over 20 points in four straight games. He has the capabilities to do that again in this tournament.
Henry Ellenson, Marquette-Ellenson is the top freshman in conference, he is also first team All Big East.
Opening Round: March 9 (ESPNU)
9 Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. 8 Kansas State Wildcats, 7 p.m.
10 TCU Horned Frogs vs. 7 Texas Tech Red Raiders, approx. 9:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals: March 10
5 Baylor Bears vs. 4 Texas Longhorns, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
8 Kansas State Wildcats vs. 1 Kansas Jayhawks, approx. 3 p.m. (ESPN2)
7 Texas Tech Raiders vs. 2 West Virginia Mountaineers, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
6 Iowa State Cyclones vs. 3 Oklahoma Sooners, approx. 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Semifinals: March 11 (ESPN/ESPN2)
5 Baylor Bears vs. 1 Kansas Jayhawks, 7 p.m.
6 Iowa State Cyclones vs. 2 West Virginia Mountaineers, approx. 9:30 p.m.
Championship: March 12 (ESPN)
6 Iowa State Cyclones vs. 1 Kansas, 6 p.m.
Winner: 6 Iowa State Cyclones
Sleeper: 5 Baylor Bears
Players to Watch: