Syracuse got the week in BIG EAST basketball started with a comfortable 84-48 win against Eastern Michigan at the Carrier Dome Monday as the Orange remained unbeaten to start the season. (WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Syracuse headlines a group of five BIG EAST teams that are ranked in this week’s top-25 polls. The Orange stand at No. 4 in both major polls, while Louisville is No. 5 in the Associated Press poll and No. 6 in the USA Today ranking for the second straight week.
Cincinnati has climbed to No. 11/12 in the rankings, while Georgetown has moved up to No. 15 in the AP poll and No 23 in the USA Today poll. Notre Dame reentered the rankings this week at No. 22/25.
Tuesday’s schedule is headlined by the Jimmy V Classic in Madison Square Garden, which features two BIG EAST squads. Georgetown meets Texas at 7 p.m. ET, while Connecticut takes on No. 25/24 North Carolina State at 9. Both games will be on ESPN.
Louisville plays its first true road game of the year as the Cardinals visit College of Charleston at 9 ET on ESPNU.
Seton Hall, which is 4-0 at the Prudential Center this season, hosts NJIT at 7 p.m., while St. John’s heads to the West Coast to take on San Francisco at 10 p.m.