The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — J.J. Moore scored 21 points off the bench and No. 20 Pitt shot a school-record 72 percent to beat DePaul 81-66 on Saturday in the Panthers’ last Big East regular-season game.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trey Zeigler scored a season-high 18 points and Pittsburgh crushed DePaul 93-55 on Saturday night for its fourth straight victory. Lamar Patterson added 15 points, Steven Adams added nine points and a season-high 14 rebounds for the Panthers (17-4, 5-3 Big East), who climbed into a tie for third in the muddled Big East after dominating the reeling Blue Demons.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — No. 3 Pitt is fresh off a Big East Conference regular season title and now sets its sights on a conference tournament championship as well.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — No. 5 Pitt remained undefeated in conference play Saturday, beating DePaul 80-50.