Big East's top 25 nonconference games
The Big East released its conference schedule Wednesday, and also snuck in its nonconference television schedule. The reason the Big East tends to get a lot of teams into the NCAA tournament isn't just because of the sheer numbers advantage it holds, but also because of the strength of its teams' nonconference schedules.
Let's look at, perhaps, the 25 most important nonconference games in order of appearance (not including projected matchups in second or third games in tournaments):
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