There's only FIVE days until BIG EAST hoops takes over The Garden. Saturday is the final day for regular season play so, we're breaking down where each team currently stands and which games are up tomorrow to end the season.
The Big East schedule so you can follow along Saturday
DePaul versus Seton Hall 12 P.M.
St. John's versus Providence 12 P.M.
Villanova versus Georgetown 12 P.M.
Creighton versus Xavier 1:30 P.M.
Butler versus Marquette 2:30 P.M.
A break down of where each team stands...
The 2015 Big East champs have everything in order to make another run to the championship this year. With an 83-62 win over DePaul this week, Villanova has solidified their place as the No. 1 seed in the Conference Tournament and clinched their third straight Big East regular-season crown. The final regular season game for the Cats will be when they host the Georgetown Hoyas. The Wildcats will begin the defense of their Conference Tournament Championship at 12 p.m. on March 9 at Madison Square Garden where they will face the winner of the 8/9 game.
Seton Hall Pirates
Ever since the Pirates came back to beat St. John's at the Garden -- after blowing a 19-point lead, Seton Hall has been on fire. It's unfortunate that a win over the Johnnies gave the Pirates this much momentum but it could all change come tournament time.
Seton Hall continued its hot streak with a huge upset win over Xavier University this past Sunday. The Pirates showed just how much they wanted to claim their first NCAA tournament bid since 2006 in the 90-81 upset of the Musketeers.
Seton Hall dominated Xavier just four days after the Musketeers beat No. 1 Villanova. This was the Pirates' eighth win in nine outings. The win over Xavier included a career-high 27 points and career-best 12 rebounds for sophomore Desi Rodriguez. Classmates Isaiah Whitehead (22 points) and Angel Delgado (17 points, six boards) contributed to the Pirates' highest-scoring game of the season.
But, it's the BIG EAST and every team has the talent to beat each other. So, just three days after Seton Hall's big win over Xavier, the Pirates lost 85-78 to the Butler Bulldogs.
Seton Hall missed out on winning its sixth BIG EAST road game of the season, which would have set a new program record. The Pirates will have one more crack at it on Saturday when they travel to Chicago to close out the regular season against DePaul.
Xavier appeared to have a shot at a No. 1 NCAA tournament seed until the loss. However, XU did secure the No. 2 seed in the BIG EAST tournament and will face the No. 10 or 7 seed, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.
In their loss to SHU, XU shot 50 percent after halftime but still trailed by as many as 20 points with 10:10 remaining. The Musketeers will close out their regular season with a matchup versus Creighton University.
21-9 overall, 9-8 BIG EAST, W2
Providence has been slowly working their way back from a pretty disastrous few games. The Friars lost 6 of 8 throughout their rough patch. Wins over DePaul and Creighton brought them back to an over .500 conference record. They'll keep fighting to gain some momentum back when they try to beat the Johnnies at Madison Square Garden Saturday.
20-9 overall, 9-8 BIG EAST, W2
Butler defended their home court and beat Seton Hall 85-78. Thanks to the aggressive play from seniors Roosevelt Jones and Kellen Dunham, the Bulldogs secured a key BIG EAST win, bringing them to over .500 in conference play. They'll finish out their regular season with a matchup against Marquette.
18-12 overall, 9-8 BIG EAST, L1
After dropping 100 points on the Johnnies last week, the Blue Jays dropped a loss to Providence. They will face Xavier for their final regular season game.
Marquette Golden Eagles
19-11 overall, 8-9 BIG EAST, W1
After losing a fairly close one to Villanova (89-79), the Golden Eagles squeaked out a W over Georgetown 88-87. They will finish our the regular season with a matchup versus Butler.
14-16 overall, 7-10 BIG EAST, L5
The Hoyas have had it rough. Losers of five-straight games. Life will still be pretty rough for them when they close out the season against Villanova.
DePaul Blue Demons
9-20 overall, 3-14 BIG EAST, L2
DePaul will follow up losses to Providence and Villanova with a matchup against Seton Hall.
St. John's Red Storm
8-22 overall, 1-16 BIG EAST, L3
The Johnnies will be playing for their pride when they face the Friars at the Garden this Saturday. It'll also be a nice confidence booster in time for tournament play (where they will be the No. 10 seed) if they get the W at their home court.