John Gasaway says Illinois might be good, but they've played some poor teams too close, and appear terribly reliant on the 3. Elsewhere, Pitt is proving preseason voters wrong.
With Big East play revving up, John Gasaway writes that Jamie Dixon has another excellent offense at Pitt, but severe weaknesses on the defensive end could keep the Panthers from a late-March run.
John Gasaway breaks down his favorites to win the Big East tournament, with the Pittsburgh Panthers coming out on top of the list.
Their winning streak will likely end soon and there are considerable roster depth issues, but the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are prepared for a deep NCAA tournament run.