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Success is fleeting in the Big East

Louisville came in hot, Georgetown came in cold … and one half changed it all

Originally Published: February 23, 2010
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- In the bloody Big East, winning streaks have the shelf life of a week-old banana.

If you've won two in a row, throw a parade -- because that might be the end of the good feelings for a while in a league this deep. Momentum is a game-to-game proposition. Sometimes, like Tuesday night, it's half-to-half.

"The Big East is a big mess," observed Georgetown center Greg Monroe. "The only way you can stay out of that mess is to keep winning."

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