When Syracuse announced last year it was leaving the Big East for the ACC, former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese said it "ripped out the heart" of the league's seven Catholic basketball schools.
The seven Big East schools that don't play FBS football have decided to leave the conference and pursue a new basketball framework.
The seven Catholic schools in the Big East have agreed to leave the conference, but Georgetown is not on board with the process of departure, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Sugar Rodgers scored 19 points to lead four Georgetown players in double figures as the 17th-ranked Hoyas beat Cincinnati 65-54 Saturday.
Rubylee Wright scored 14 points to help No. 17 Georgetown pull away from Cincinnati 55-38 on Saturday.
Monica McNutt scored a career-high 26 points in the second half Tuesday night, and Georgetown (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) pulled away to a 60-56 victory over Cincinnati for its 15th straight win, extending its school record.