This year, it feels like the Big East is the conference of overachievers. Yes, just about everyone thought that Villanova would be good … and it is. Many predicted Georgetown to be unpredictable … and it is. But it’s hard to find many favorable preseason remarks about Providence or Butler. Yet all of these teams are looking to finish the season strong and earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Several big games remain on the schedule, including tonight’s contest between Villanova and Providence.
College sports are built upon the foundation of great rivalries. Tonight, we celebrate the Mona Lisa of college basketball rivalries when the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils welcome No. 15 North Carolina to Cameron Indoor Stadium at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN.
The Battle of Tobacco Road is the best rivalry in college sports. Yes, I went there. I said it. The best darn rivalry in college sports.
Even the best Hollywood movie screenwriter couldn’t have written a more perfect ending for Michigan State on Saturday.
Tied at 56-56 with No. 22 Ohio State, Denzel Valentine – yes, really – hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left in regulation to lift the Spartans to a key win on – yes, really – Valentine’s Day.