"We played the pressure points with decisiveness and confidence,” associate head coach Reinaldo Valor said. “The guys are playing great team doubles, winning the last five-out-of-six doubles points."
Since the Big East split and rebirthed a couple years ago, the league has gotten better and better; noticeably this season as Villanova won a national championship and Xavier was a No. 1 seed. Coach movement has been a major factor (Buzz Williams leaving Marquette and numerous firings and hirings) in the story of the new Big East and is an important variable to consider when observing trajectories. Here is a further look
The buzz of the sold-out crowd of 15,564 at the XL Center in Hartford was exciting. It’s been a while since the old Civic Center had seen its seats completely filled. No matter what UConn men’s basketball looks like, old Big East foe and 2016 national champions Villanova will bring people to the stands.