On yesterday's Sportsmemo Podcast we spoke about the overall balance of the Big East as well as the
. On the season, Big East home teams are 21-26 SU -- the second lowest winning percentage of any conference in the country. The posterchild for this dichotomy has been the Providence Friars who have three Big East home losses (Marquette, Seton Hall, and Xavier) and four impressive road victories (Creighton, Butler, Villanova, and Georgetown). The results thus far are probably an outlier as home teams won at a 60% clip the previous two seasons. Three Big East games on the docket for tonight: St. John's at Xavier (-22), Creighton at Villanova (-12), and Marquette at Seton Hall (-7.5).
"It's been an unusual year in college basketball overall. Traditional theories don't seem to be holding true this season, so I guess it stands to reason that the home court hasn't been such a home-court advantage for pretty much everyone in our conference."