The good wins and bad losses from Big East teams in the last week.
That Was a Good Win:
Butler (85) over Vanderbilt (77) in Overtime
The Bulldogs watched a 14 point lead dwindle with approximately 12 minutes remaining in the game on Tuesday night, but held on for the victory in overtime. Butler got solid play out of Khyle Marshall in the second half and OT where he accumulated 21 of his 26 points on the night.
Providence (67) over Vanderbilt (60)
While Butler nearly blew a double digit lead against Vanderbilt, Providence had to overcome a double digit lead in the second half against those same Commodores later in the week. The Friars found themselves down 16 with just about 10 minutes to go in their opening round game of the Paradise Jam tournament on Friday night. However, they went on an 18-0 run and held the Vandy scoreless for over nine minutes en route to a seven point victory. This would have been considered a good win regardless of the impressive finish considering that Vandy is a quality team, but the manner in which PC won made it that much more meaningful.
Georgetown (84) over #10 VCU (80)
I thought Georgetown would have been playing VCU for the championship of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, but they actually met in the 5th place game. Nevertheless, it was a solid game for each team to play in, and it was a good win for the Hoyas beating a ranked team; especially after what happened on Thursday afternoon. Which brings us to…
That Was a Bad Loss:
Georgetown (56) falls to Northeastern (63)
The Hoyas shot a dismal 36% from the field and were out-rebounded by the Northeastern Huskies from the Colonial Athletic Conference in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Georgetown led by 11 at the half, but were on the wrong side of a 14-0 run down the stretch. Thankfully, they bounced back against Kansas State the following day and were also able to get VCU in the 5th place game and another win.
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