Some of college basketball's best teams play in the Big East, including the nation's top-ranked Syracuse Orange. Along with the Orange, there are four other ranked teams in the conference, and it looks like as many as 11 teams could have a strong case for an NCAA tournament bid.
There are plenty of talented players on the 16 Big East teams. Some players have been on the national stage for a few years, whereas others are first really making their impacts felt this season.
Tall and short, new and old, these 15 players are the most important in all of the Big East, and many of the following players are some of the most important in the country.