BANGED-UP NOVA TOP SEED IN BIG EAST TOURNEY, 2ND PICK IN VEGAS!

By Harry Allison

Top seed Villanova will look to win its fourth straight Big East Tournament in five years after the tournament’s cancellation in 2020.

But they’ll be without Collin Gillespie, however, as the senior point guard is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a torn MCL. They may also be without sophomore guard Justin Moore, who suffered an ankle sprain in the team’s regular-season finale.

Two-seed Creighton split with Villanova, but how will the team play after coach Greg McDermott — who was suspended from all team activities after using racist verbiage following his team’s loss to Xavier — was reinstated by the university? UConn, returning to the conference after a seven-year stint as an AAC member, will vie for its first Big East conference title since 2011.

Here is the complete breakdown of the 2021 Big East Tournament, from brackets to TV information and schedules:

Seed Team Record (Big East)
No. 1 Villanova 16-5 (11-4)
No. 2 Creighton 18-7 (14-6)
No. 3 UConn 14-6 (11-6)
No. 4 St. John’s 16-10 (10-9)
No. 5 Seton Hall 13-12 (10-9)
No. 6 Providence 13-12 (9-10)
No. 7 Xavier 13-7 (6-7)
No. 8 Georgetown 9-12 (7-9)
No. 9 Marquette 13-13 (8-11)
No. 10 Butler 9-14 (8-12)
No. 11 DePaul 4-13 (2-13)

Creighton enters as the odds-on favorite to win the 2021 Big East Tournament at +200, followed by Villanova (+275), UConn (+300) and Xavier (+450).

How to watch the Big East Tournament live

The entire 2021 Big East Tournament will be carried on the Fox family of networks, starting with Fox Sports 1 through the first, quarterfinal and semifinal rounds before concluding with the conference title game on Fox. Streaming options include Fox Sports Go and fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

​Round 1: Wednesday, March 10

Time (ET) TV (national)
Game 1: No. 8 Georgetown vs. No. 9 Marquette 3 p.m. FS1, fuboTV
Game 2: No. 7 Xavier vs. No. 10 Butler 6 p.m. FS1, fuboTV
Game 3: No. 6 Providence vs. No. 11 DePaul 9 p.m. FS1, fuboTV

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 11

Time (ET) TV (national)
Game 4: No. 1 Villanova vs. Game 1 winner Noon FS1, fuboTV
Game 5: No. 4 St. John’s vs. No. 5 Seton Hall 3 p.m. FS1, fuboTV
Game 6: No. 2 Creighton vs. Game 2 winner 6 p.m. FS1, fuboTV
Game 7: No. 3 UConn vs. Game 3 winner 9 p.m. FS1, fuboTV

Semifinals: Friday, March 12

Time (ET) TV (national)
Game 8: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner 6 p.m. FS1, fuboTV
Game 9: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner 9 p.m. FS1, fuboTV

Big East championship game: Saturday, March 13

Time (ET) TV (national)
Game 10: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner

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