Say what you will about the success of the Big 10's best teams, the Big East still puts forth a compelling case as college basketball's top conference.
The traditional power conference features six teams currently ranked in the Top 25 and should send plenty of teams into the NCAA tournament. Before those teams compete for a national title, they'll all be gunning for the conference title at the Big East tournament.
The conference's tournament has given college basketball fans plenty of memorable moments. This year's contest should bring the same great college basketball to Madison Square Garden.
Here's how the tournament's most dangerous contenders stack up.