Sunday, March 20, 2011

2011 NCAA Tournament: Big East Teams Continue To Underwhelm

Coming into the tournament, it was widely accepted that the Big East was the best conference in college basketball. The conference's unprecendented 11 seeds in the NCAA tournament did nothing to change that perception. However, their performance in the tournament just might. Yesterday, we asked the question "was the Big East overrated?" The response was overly negative against the conference.

Of the four Big East teams in action yesterday, only one (Connecticut) advanced to the Sweet 16. Considering that the UConn was playing another Big East team(Cincinnati) and the conference was guaranteed a spot, it's not terribly impressive. West Virgina was drummed out of the tournament by #4 seed Kentucky, while #1 seed and regular season Big East champion Pittsburgh was upset by #8 Butler. So as a one seed, Pitt doesn't even get to the Sweet 16.


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