The Big East didn't fare so well in the NCAA Tournament in 2010. Will 2011 be any better? The George Mason Patriots sure hope not.
These two teams have been heading in different directions in the recent months. While George Mason had won 16-straight games prior to falling to the Va. Commonwealth Rams in the Semifinals of the CAA Tournament, Villanova has lost five straight games heading into the NCAA Tournament, and seven of their last nine. They fell by one-point to the South Florida Bulls in the first round of the Big East Tournament, but lost their three prior games by more than 10 points.