Villanova at DePaul on ESPN2 is the lone game on Tuesday’s BIG EAST schedule. The Wildcats, with a 4-5 conference record, are looking to bounce back from a home loss to Providence. The Blue Demons are 1-7 in the BIG EAST, but their last two losses have come in overtime.
Defense was the key to victory in Monday’s two contests. Syracuse limited Notre Dame to 34.6-percent shooting from the floor in a 63-47 win at the Carrier Dome
In Pittsburgh, the Panthers defeated Seton Hall 56-46 while holding the Pirates to 33.3-percent shooting.
The BIG EAST has seven teams ranked in this week’s Associated Press poll. They are: Syracuse (No. 9), Louisville (11), Cincinnati (17), Georgetown (20), Pittsburgh (23), Marquette (24) and Notre Dame (25).