Dana O’Neil has an article on ESPN.com about the heavy expectations the BIG EAST faces in the NCAA Tournament.
Hey, even Providence is still being mentioned!
In October, no one envisioned Notre Dame crumbling through a seven-game skid and falling to 8-10 in the league, nor did anyone expect Georgetown, after its 12-3 start, to spiral to a 16-13 finish.
Providence, the wild card, finished as a classic bubble team. The Friars beat who they were supposed to beat and lost games they needed to win in order to distinguish themselves. Unable to get past Louisville in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament, Providence’s fate was sealed when the upset winners started snatching up bids from the other conferences.
It all added up to the ultimate irony: The Big East actually got more bids last year, sending eight teams on the road to San Antonio.
With that being said, here is the obligatory “Under Pressure” music video….awesome song.