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Villanova Wildcats The Villanova Wildcats didn’t win the Big East regular season championship. They still have the greatest odds of winning the Big East Tournament at +165. They had an excellent season, went 16-4 in conference play, and are ranked 11th in the nation.
Senior guard Collin Gillespie led Villanova. Gillespie had a great college career, but Gillespie improved his skills in the final season. His shooting took a massive leap as he made 44.7% of
his field-goal attempts, 43.1% of his three-point attempts, and 91.5 of his free throws. His field shooting improved.
Gillespie wasn’t the only player to be successful on this team. Justin Moore, the guard, had an excellent season. The 6’4″ junior was second on the team in scoring with 15.3 points per game and also grabbed 5.2 rebounds. His contribution was a part of a great Villanova backcourt.
Villanova’s offensive play was great, but they could have done better defensively. They only allowed 63.6 points per game, the best in the Big East.
I am choosing Villanova to win the tournament. They have an excellent roster of veterans and have defeated all the top teams in the Big East at least once.
The Connecticut Huskies finished the regular season third in the Big East with a 13-6 conference record and ranked 18th. The odds of winning the Big East Tournament are +350 in their favor. Near the close of the season
UConn were getting very hot. Six of the seven previous games were won by UConn, with Villanova being one of them. UConn’s offensive is led by Tyrese Martin, RJ Cole, and Adama Sanogo. Cole, Martin, and Sanogo combined to average 44.5 points per game, over 58% of UConn’s 76.1 points per game. Even though RJ Cole led this group in scoring at 15.8, Adama Sanogo was the most impactful. His 8.6 rebounds per game led the Big East, and his 52.2% field goal percentage was good enough for fourth in the conference.
UConn does not have the defense in the Big East, but they have a solid defense that gives up 65.7 points per game. To win the tournament, they will have to be better at defense and get an automatic bid for March Madness.
I don’t expect the Huskies will win, but they can make March Madness with a low seed.
The Big East’s surprise winner this year was the Providence Friars. After finishing 6th in the conference last season with a 9-10 conference record, they rebounded and won the regular-season championship this year with a 14-3 conference record. Providence doesn’t have a star player, but four of their players average ten or more points (Nate Watsons, Al Durhams, Jared Bynums, and AJ Reeves). Those four players combine for 50.4 points of Providence’s 72.5 points per game.
I can’t talk about the Providence team without talking about Noah Horchler. Horchler, a senior forward at 6’8″, averages 9.9 points per contest and ranks second in Big East with 8.5 boards per game.
Providence is the most problematic team. They have six players playing between 25 and 34 minutes a game, but after that, their remaining three players only play between six and 14 minutes. They will have to rely on their reserve players if one their six top scorers is injured or loses their game.
Providence may win the tournament. However, they must play solid team basketball. They will be making March Madness regardless of their performance in the tournament.
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Big East Tournament FAQ
When is the 2022 Big East Conference Tournament
The 2022 Big East Tournament is scheduled to begin on March 9th, 2022, and run through March 12th, 2022.
Where is the 2022 Big East Tournament Held?
The 2022 Big East Tournament will be held at Madison Square Garden New York City. Madison Square Garden is the world’s most famous indoor arena. It hosts the New York Rangers and New York Knicks, as well as other events. Since 1983., Madison Square Garden is the site of the Big East Tournament.
The arena can fit just over 20,000 people and has hosted events from hockey to basketball, to Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing. The 2021 Big East Conference Tournament was also held here.
Where can I watch/stream the 2022 Big East Tournament.
The 2022 Big East Tournament will be shown on Fox Sports 1 or Fox Networks. Since 2014., Fox has been the primary broadcasting partner for the Big East Tournament.
Semifinals and the First Round will all be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. FOX will broadcast the Championship match.
Live streaming will be possible on Fox Sports App, provided you have a subscription to a streaming or cable service.