Mike Hume looks at five key questions for the Big East this season, including how good the Pitt Panthers are and whether the foul line will help or hurt Villanova.
Bubble Insider examines the Big East's bid to put nine or even 10 teams into the NCAA tournament. A record haul might be possible, but the key to everything lies with the Cincinnati Bearcats' performance down the stretch.
It's largely a myth that teams need a deep bench to succeed in March, as history has shown time and again.
Historical trend favors UNC, Duke to reach Final Four
The Huskies' perimeter struggles could present a problem in the NCAA tournament.
The Sooners schedule has positioned Blake Griffin and Co. well to snag a top seed in March.
Bad opponents are weighing down Notre Dame's RPI and hurting its NCAA footing.