The Battle 4 Atlantis -- with a field that includes Final Four teams Wisconsin and Florida as well as traditional powers North Carolina, Georgetown and UCLA -- highlight eight college basketball tournament pairings announced by ESPN for the 2014-15 season
John Gasaway previews the best teams and players taking the floor for the Big East in 2014-15. The Villanova Wildcats -- defending regular-season Big East champs -- will return all but one and are expected to excel both offensively and defensively.
T.J. Warren scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half on Tuesday night, showing why he was the ACC's player of the year, and North Carolina State led most of the way in a 74-59 victory over Xavier in the NCAA tournament's First Four.
Doug McDermott scored 32 points and second-seeded and 14th-ranked Creighton advanced to the Big East tournament championship game in its first year in the conference with an 86-78 victory over Xavier on Friday night.