Temple Outlasts Georgetown 68-65SEC Takes Down Big East - 2010

        The Big East has generated some buzz this season behind their resurgence to top the Big Ten as the country's most dominant conference, but did we crown them too soon? The SEC took down the Big East Conference over the last week in the SEC/Big East Invitational in the four game series- winning 3 games to 1. On Wednesday, Arkansas took down a short-sided Seton Hall team, while Kentucky came back against a hot-shooting Notre Dame team.

        The series ended on Saturday when Pittsburgh lost to Tennessee, despite playing essentially a home game across town in Pittsburgh. The Panthers couldn't find their stroke, struggling from the field and the foul line and their suffocating defense wasn't quite the same with Scotty Hopson missing just three shots all night long. The win was Tennessee's second win over a Top 10 ranked Big East team as they handled Villanova earlier this season.

        Despite the loss, top to bottom there is still no better conference than the Big East which features seven teams (Pittsburgh, Syracuse, UConn, Georgetown, Villanova, Notre Dame, Louisville) in our Top 25 rankings compared to the SEC's three (Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida), while two others could see time in our polls by the end of the year (Vanderbilt, Georgia).

Notable Wins: SEC

Tennessee vs. Villanova, 78-68
Tennessee vs. Pittsburgh 83-76
Kentucky vs. Washington, 74-67
Kentucky vs. Notre Dame, 72-58

Notable Wins: Big East

Pittsburgh vs. Texas, 68-66
Syracuse vs. Michigan State, 72-58
Connecticut vs. Michigan State, 70-67
Connecticut vs. Kentucky, 84-67
Louisville vs. UNLV, 77-69
Georgetown vs. Missouri, 111-102 OT
Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin, 58-51

By Corey Ruff - 12-11-10