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Monday / December 18.
  • Big East Preview; No NCAAs for Big East Locals

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    The Big East could send as many as eight teams to the NCAA Tournament, but none of them are likely to come from the New York metropolitan area.

    Seton Hall, St. John’s and Rutgers went a combined 15-39 through the Big East regular season and are seeded 11th, 13th and 15th, respectively, in the conference tournament beginning Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. One of them would have to pull off the amazing feat of winning five games in five days to earn the conference’s automatic bid to the Big Dance.

    Read the full story here.

    **Also read this feature on Providence senior guard Jeff Xavier and how he hopes his senior year ends at the Big Dance. Xavier is a big fan of Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez.

    **Good piece here by Dan Wetzel on Gonzalez as well.

    **Here are the lastest Top 25 polls.

    **And the Bracket Breakdown.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

    • syracuse a 3 or 4 seed along with marquette?? i think the team he meant to say was villanova.