Villanova top choice in Big East ahead of Creighton
NEW YORK – Jay Wright and his fellow Big East coaches are hoping that the basketball season runs as smoothly as possible and that they can make it to March. “Marcus ended up having surgery in New York City the day before we opened in the Big East Tournament. Here are a few other tidbits from Big East media day:HONORING BIG JOHN: The Big East announced that it will establish an award named for former Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr. that will recognize his efforts to fight prejudice, discrimination and advance positive social change. PARTIAL SCHEDULE: The Big East announced its conference schedule through the month of December with play beginning on Dec. 11 with three games. The Pirates have to replace Big East Player of the Year Myles Powell.