The 2008-09 college basketball season is almost two months old. And the nonconference portion of the schedule is nearly complete. So it's time to take a look at where the Big East stands with conference play on the horizon.
With the 16-team Big East looking primed to set a new NCAA tournament record for berths, coaches are preparing for a brutal season. The Big East ShootAround breaks down all the happenings in the league and looks ahead to the 2008-09 season.
Ronald Ramon barely got the winning 3-pointer from the left wing off as time expired and No. 21 Pittsburgh rallied in the final minute to beat cold-shooting rival West Virginia 55-54 on Thursday night.
Two months into the season, the 16 Big East teams are facing more questions than answers as they enter conference play. Even the likely contenders -- Georgetown and Marquette -- aren't givens, writes Andy Glockner.
Sam Young, making his first start of the season, had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 16 Pittsburgh to a 68-57 victory over No. 21 West Virginia on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.