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Villanova secured a third consecutive huge East competition championship, beating Seton hall in Saturday’s finale in ~ Madison Square Garden.

The Wildcats essential overtime to dispatch Xavier in Friday’s semifinal, while Seton hall beat Marquette in a 2-point thriller to advance to their first Big east Tournament last ever.

Villanova to be the peak seed in this year’s tournament, the fifth time in the last six seasons for Jay Wright’s squad.

The stakes

The huge East is filled with bubble teams, though many think the peak three — Villanova, Marquette and also Seton room — may already be locks because that the NCAA Tournament. Nothing is guaranteed though, and also pretty lot every team in the conference is quiet looking at a potential point out in stated tournament. St. John’s, Xavier, Creighton and Georgetown deserve to all still make it, with only the bottom three really considered out of the running, if there is together a point in the huge East.

Format

All ten groups will take part in the tournament, and every one of them have actually something to fight for v decent-to-strong records exterior of your conference. Within of the conference,there room four various teams that finished v 9-9 records, v Villanova controlling a 13-5 mark and Marquette coming in just behind them in ~ 12-6. The top four seeds gain first-round byes.

Teams & seeds

1. Villanova Wildcats (22-9)2. Marquette golden Eagles (23-8)3. Seton hall (18-12)4. Xavier Musketeers (17-14)5. Creighton Bluejays (18-13)6. Georgetown Hoyas (19-12)7. St. John’s Red Storm (20-11)8. Providence Friars (17-14)9. Butler Bulldogs (16-15)10. DePaul Blue Demons (15-14)

Bracket & results

The competition is collection to begin on Wednesday, march 13 with 3 first-round games. It will proceed on Thursday v the four second-round matchups, climate on Friday with the semifinals. The championship video game will be played on Saturday, in march 16 at 6 p.m. ET.

All games will be transfer by FS1, conserve for the championship game, which will be broadcast by FOX. Live streaming that the whole tournament deserve to be had actually via FOX sports GO and FuboTV.

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right here is the schedule, with all times ET.

Wednesday, march 13

Game 1: No. 8 Providence 80, No. 9 butler 57Game 2: No. 7 St. John’s 82, No. 10 DePaul 74

Thursday, in march 14

Game 3: No. 1 Villanova 73, No. 8 Providence 62Game 4: No. 4 Xavier 63, No. 5 Creighton 61Game 5: No. 2 Marquette 86, No. 7 St. John’s 54Game 6: No. 3 Seton room 73, No. 6 Georgetown 57

Friday, march 15

Game 7: No. 1 Villanova 71, No. 4 Xavier 67 (OT)Game 8: No. 3 Seton hall 81, No. 2 Marquette 79