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By ADAM ZAGORIA
The Big East/Big 12 schedule is set and will soon be officially announced:
Nov. 29: Baylor/Seton Hall 11/29
Dec. 1: Oklahoma State/Marquette
Dec. 3: Texas Tech/St. John’s
Dec. 6: West Virginia/Georgetown
Dec. 8: Kansas/Creighton
Dec. 9: Oklahoma/Xavier
Dec. 11: Kansas State/Butler
UConn, which re-joined the Big East this year, is not competing this year.
This year’s matchups will showcase several of the nation’s top freshmen, including Oklahoma State point guard Cade Cunningham, the No. 1 prospect in 2020 per 247Sports.com, Texas freshman forward Greg Brown, ranked No. 9 and Kansas freshman guard Bryce Thompson, ranked No. 21.
The Big East went 8-2 against the Big 12 a year ago, highlighted by Villanova knocking off then-No. 1 Kansas, 56-55, in the final seconds.
Providence then hammered Texas, 70-48, and Xavier finished up by taking care of TCU.
The conference won each game by an average of nearly eight points.
2019 RESULTS:Wednesday, Dec. 4
Georgetown 81, Oklahoma State 74
DePaul 65, Texas Tech 60
Saturday, Dec. 7
St. John’s 70, West Virginia 68 (Story here)
Marquette 73, Kansas State 65
Sunday, Dec. 8
Iowa State 76, Seton Hall 66
Tuesday, Dec. 10 Baylor 53, Butler 52
Tuesday, Dec. 17
Creighton 83, Oklahoma 73 SSaturday, Dec. 21
Villanova 56, Kansas 55 Providence 70, Texas 48
Sunday, Dec. 22 Xavier 67, TCU 59 P
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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.