The Big East is back in the Final Four, reinvented and re-establishing itself as one of the best basketball conferences in the country.
The Wildcats play Oklahoma in Saturday night’s first national semifinal, making Villanova the first Big East team to reach the Final Four since the conference essentially dropped major college football after the 2013 season.
“It does reinforce that the reputation the conference has had for more than three decades as a college basketball powerhouse is intact,” Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman said Thursday.
And who, you might wonder, was among the five, yes count ’em 5, teams the conference placed in the big dance this year? I bet you have guessed by now–
It is amazing to me how wrong the man whose name adorns this blog can be at times.