Big East Preview: Wild ride begins now

Breaking down the good, bad and unpredictable for St. John's, Seton Hall and Rutgers

Updated: December 29, 2011, 4:41 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

The end of December means the beginning of the second season in college basketball: conference play.

The Big East schedule got under way Tuesday night with two games -- both with surprising outcomes. Notre Dame beat No. 22 Pittsburgh in South Bend 72-59, while St. John's wiped the floor with Providence in Queens 91-67.

If those two results are any indication, it could be a wild ride in the Big East the next couple of months. Let's take a look at the prospects for the three local ...

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