The talking heads from Bristol are starting to chime in about this year's upcoming men's basketball season. Jay Bilas, writing in his ESPN Insider blog ranked the Big East as the nation's best conference from top to bottom saying: "UConn, Louisville, Pitt, Notre Dame, Marquette, Georgetown, Villanova, Syracuse and West Virginia likely will be NCAA tournament teams. Cincinnati, Seton Hall and Providence could be near the line at the end."
He's saying that there will "likely" be nine teams from the Big East in the Big Dance. In addition there could be three more on the bubble come March. It's great to hear that the Big East is going to be the best conference in the country, but it just reminds us that from the beginning of conference play to the end of the season, every single game is going to be a battle.
It's a good thing that we have veteran leadership that has been through tough Big East schedules before; we've got another tough one this season.
MUTV Assistant Sports Director