Big East Front & Center Today – February 3


There are three college basketball games in the Big East today. All eyes will be on defending national champion and No. 1-ranked UConn as they head to Madison Square Garden to take on the St. John’s Red Storm. The Huskies are 19-2 overall and 9-1 in Big East play. Their only loss in the Big East came at the hands of Seton Hall (14-8, 7-4). Since that loss, UConn has won nine in a row, all in the Big East.

Big East Front & Center Today - February 3
Marquette takes on Georgetown in Big East play today

Marquette is ranked No. 9 in the nation and is 16-5 overall and 7-3 in the Big East. The Golden Eagles have won five straight since losing back-to-back Big East games to Butler and Seton Hall. Marquette plays on the road at Georgetown today. The Hoyas are 8-12 overall and just 1-9 in Big East play. Georgetown has lost five straight and its only conference win came against DePaul, which is 0-10 in the Big East.

Big East Bracketology

UConn, of course, is a definite NCAA tournament team. So is Marquette, which has some extremely impressive wins – No. 1 Kansas, No. 12 Texas, No. 23 Illinois, and No. 22 Creighton. The Bluejays, now ranked No. 13, will also represent the Big East in March Madness. Don’t forget, Creighton was one bucket away from going to last year’s Final Four. The Bluejays lost to San Diego State in the South Regional final, 57-56.

The three ranked Big East teams are all shoo-ins for the tournament. UConn is a likely No. 1 seed and possibly the tourney’s overall No. 1 seed. In the latest bracketology, Marquette is a No. 2 seed and Creighton is a No. 3. They are not the only Big East teams in the tournament, though.

Big East Front & Center Today - February 3
UConn leads the Big East standings

Three more Big East teams should make March Madness and it’s possible that the conference gets seven (maybe eight) teams in. Currently, St. John’s (13-8, 5-5) under new head coach Rick Pitino is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. The Red Storm doesn’t have any marquee wins, but they have quality losses to UConn (by 4), Creighton (by 1), and Marquette (by 1). St. John’s is currently a No. 9 seed in the latest version of bracketology. 

Providence (14-7, 5-5) is currently a No. 10 seed. The Friars have a big win over Marquette (72-57) earlier this season. Providence advanced to the Sweet Sixteen just two years ago under previous head coach Ed Cooley. New head coach Kim English should have an opportunity to coach the Friars in the NCAA tournament this year. The other likely Big East entrant in the tournament is Seton Hall. The Pirates are 14-8 overall and 7-4 in the conference. They have two huge Big East wins over UConn and Marquette. Butler and Villanova are on the tournament bubble.

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Big East Front & Center Today - February 3
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Big East Games Lead CBB Schedule

On this day after Groundhog Day, there is plenty of action on the sports schedule. Since it’s Saturday, bettors will find a ton of college basketball games. Our picks database already has over two dozen NCAAB picks. As the day wears on, members will have access to hundreds of college basketball picks.

There is NBA action, the NHL All-Star Game, and it’s UFC Fight Night. Lots to bet on today even though there’s no football.

Let’s see the schedule.

  1. College basketball: The Big East tops the schedule today. UConn at St. John’s kicks everything off at noon. Marquette is at Georgetown at 2:00 p.m. in another Big East clash. There is one other Big East game on the schedule today. Xavier is at DePaul at 9:30 p.m. DePaul is the only Big East team without a win in conference play.
  1. NBA: There are six games on the NBA schedule. We get a primetime Lakers-Knicks matchup on ABC tonight starting at 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee is at Dallas at 8:30 p.m. also as the Bucks try to end a two-game losing streak.
  2. NHL All-Star Game: It’s finally here. The NHL All-Star Game gets underway at 3:00 p.m. Team MacKinnon plays Team McDavid in the first game. Team Hughes and Team Matthews play at 4:00 p.m. The winners of the two games meet for the $1 million charity prize at 5:00 p.m.
  3. UFC Fight Night: Roman Dolidze (12-2) takes on Nassourdine Imavov (12-4) in the middleweight main event tonight. Get yourself ready for tonight with content and the best picks by reading our UFC Fight Night 235 predictions
  4. Soccer: The major professional soccer leagues all have multiple matches today. Find the best soccer picks for the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, and others right here at Sports Hub.
  5. AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Scottie Scheffler shot a second-round 64 to take the lead at this event. Scheffler, Ludvig Aberg, and Thomas Detry are all tied at the top of the leaderboard heading into today’s third round.
  6. WTA & ATP Tennis Tours: The semifinals of the Open Sud de France are today. Also on the men’s tour, the Cordoba Open begins today in Argentina. On the women’s tour, the Thailand Open final is set and the semifinals of the Upper Austria Ladies Linz are today as well. Three more tournaments – L&T Mumbai Open, Transylvania Open, Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open – all start today.

The Latest Sports News

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With that in mind, I provide a combination of trending news as well as things that are interesting to sports fans and bettors. We lost an acting icon yesterday that was a former NFL player. If you’ve ever seen or even heard of the Rocky movies, you surely know the name Apollo Creed. He made today’s trending news. Use this info as you please.

Here’s what we have for today.

  • McDavid wins $1 million: Edmonton star Connor McDavid won the NHL All-Star Game Skills Contest last night. It was a new, beefed-up version of the contest that McDavid helped the NHL design. For his efforts, McDavid earned a cool $1 million.
  • Former NFL player and actor passes: He spent a minute in the NFL and CFL before becoming Apollo Creed. Carl Weathers passed away yesterday at the age of 76.
  • NFL coach hirings: While the Chiefs and 49ers continue to prepare for the Super Bowl, a few other NFL teams were busy finalizing their coaching staffs. The Seattle Seahawks will add veteran Leslie Frazier as the team’s assistant head coach. Klint Kubiak, son of long-time NFL coach Gary Kubiak, will be the Saints new offensive coordinator. And, just for fun. Former NFL QB Teddy Bridgewater will be the new head coach at his alma mater, Northwestern HS in Miami.

That’ll do it for today. Even without football today, there is a ton of sports action. Don’t forget to check out the bets on today’s NHL All-Star game. Whether it’s MMA or college basketball, visit our picks database throughout the day to see how the experts are viewing today’s action. Remember, Sports Hub handicappers are in the habit of winning. Win today and win tomorrow by keeping it tuned right here to Sports Hub.