Jay Wright’s Wildcats hope to be No. 1 in the conference Friday night.

By Lewis Gould

They are playing the Big East tournament tomorrow at Madison Square Garden, and Villanova can go a long way toward cementing its grip on a No. 1 seed if it wins out.

All nine games are on FS1.

Providence won last year’s tournament by beating Doug McDermott and Creighton, and they enter this tournament having enjoyed a second straight season of at least 20 wins.

However, will this be the year for the Villanova Wildcats? It would be a great story for the Wildcats to win this tournament and enter the Big Dance with steam on the 30th anniversary of their last NCAA tournament championship.

(All games on FOX Sports 1; All times Eastern)

Wednesday, March 11
No. 8 Seton Hall vs. No. 9 Marquette, 7 p.m.
No. 7 DePaul vs. No. 10 Creighton, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 12
No. 1 Villanova vs. (8) Seton Hall/(9) Marquette winner, Noon
No. 4 Providence vs. No. 5 St. John’s, 2:30 p.m.
No. 2 Georgetown vs. (7) DePaul/(10) Creighton winner, 7 p.m.
No. 3 Butler vs. No. 6 Xavier, 9:30 p.m.

Friday, March 13
Semifinals: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14
Final: 8 p.m.


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