No conference in NCAA basketball has ever undergone the kind of upheaval the Big East has faced in the past year. For those fans still trying to wrap their heads around the new-look league, a refresher course is in order before conference play begins next week.
Although resurgent Villanova is off to the fastest start of any Big East team, the league’s newcomers aren’t far behind. High-scoring Creighton has already thrashed some big names from the West Coast (Arizona State and Cal) and looks poised to do the same against its new conference rivals.
Herein, a closer look at the teams, games and individual stars that will define the first season of the new Big East.