The rookies in charge will get a lot of the preseason attention, but it's the second season that could make or break the tenure of these coaches.
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With less than a month until the start of the 2019-20 college basketball season, ESPN's conference predictions series begins with the Big East.
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- Xavier, UF, UConn to play '19 Charleston Classic
- Gates' exit leaves Xavier minus 5 top players
- Xavier promotes assistant Steele to head coach
Kansas needs to limit its turnovers, Kentucky must improve its perimeter scoring, and more of the biggest issues facing the nation's top teams.
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These NBA draft decisions, transfer decisions and recruiting commitments will have a lot to say about college basketball's pecking order heading into 2019-20.
Kerwin Roach II had 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists as Texas narrowly beat Xavier 78-76 in overtime in the second round of the NIT on Sunday.
Naji Marshall had 20 points and 21 rebounds as Xavier beat Toledo 78-64 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night.
Big East teams Butler, Creighton, Georgetown, Providence and Xavier will all have the chance to continue their seasons in the secondary tournament, which starts Tuesday.
Phil Booth scored 28 points, Jermaine Samuels hit a trio of critical 3-pointers and No. 25 Villanova rallied past Xavier 71-67 in overtime Friday night to reach its fifth consecutive Big East championship game.
Zach Hankins scored 22 points, including the go-ahead tip-in with 21 seconds left, and Kyle Castlin blocked Creighton's last shot in the closing seconds to give Xavier a 63-61 victory Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament.
Paul Scruggs scored 22 points, Ryan Welage hit pivotal 3s down the stretch, and Xavier extended its late-season surge by beating St. John's 81-68 on Saturday, its ninth straight win over the Red Storm.
Kamar Baldwin had 24 points as Butler edged past Xavier 71-66 on Tuesday night.
Naji Marshall had a career-high 31 points as Xavier got past St. John's 84-73 on Thursday night.
Naji Marshall scored 17 points and Xavier used a big surge in the second half to rally past No. 17 Villanova 66-54 Sunday, leaving the Wildcats with three straight losses in Big East play for the first time since the conference was reconfigured.
Naji Marshall scored a career-high 28 points with six rebounds and five assists as Xavier held on late to beat Seton Hall 70-69 on Wednesday night.
Tyrique Jones had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead Xavier to a 75-61 win over Providence on Saturday.
Naji Marshall hit a pair of 3s as Xavier rallied to tie it in regulation and added two more baskets in overtime Wednesday, sending the Musketeers to a 64-61 victory over Creighton that ended their six-game losing streak.