March Madness 2017: Big East Tournament bracket, scores: Villanova wins title over Creighton

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When the NCAA tournament selection committee handed down its mid-season look at the top 16 seeds, the Big East was represented by two teams -- No. 1 overall seed Villanova and 3-seed Butler. So the conference is looked upon highly on a national scale, and it did nothing to hurt that view this week.

Villanova, the reigning national title winner, ran through the tournament to emerge as victors over Creighton on Saturday night. With Selection Sunday just hours away, a 74-60 win over the Bluejays was a nice statement to the selection committee and final submission that it deserves the top overall seed in the Big Dance.

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Gary Parrish: Villanova

Matt Norlander: Villanova

Jerry Palm: Villanova

Howard Megdal: Villanova

Kyle Boone: Villanova

Schedule/TV/Live Stream (All times Eastern)

Wednesday, March 8 (First round)
Game 1: No. 8 Saint John’s 74, No. 9 Georgetown 73
Game 2: No. 7 Xavier 75, No. 10 DePaul 64
Thursday, March 9 (Quarterfinals)
Game 3: No. 1 Villanova 108, Saint John’s 67
Game 4: No. 4 Marquette 76, No. 5 Seton Hall 82
Game 5: No. 2 Butler 57, Xavier 62
Game 6: No. 3 Providence 58, No. 6 Creighton 70
Friday, March 10 (Semifinals)
Seton Hall 53, Villanova 55
No. 7 Xavier 72, No. 6 Creighton 75
Saturday, March 11 (Championship)
No. 6 Creighton 60, No. 1 Villanova 74
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