MBB Minute -- BIG EAST Goes 4-0 On Tuesday

DePaul's Cleveland Melvin

DePaul's Cleveland Melvin

Dec. 18, 2013

St. John's and DePaul will play home games on Wednesday night. The Red Storm will take on San Francisco at Carnesecca Arena on FOX Sports 1. Last year, St. John's lost 81-65 to the Dons on the West Coast. DePaul plays its final home game of the season against a non-conference opponent when it hosts Houston Baptist (3-7) on FOX Sports 2.

BIG EAST teams combined for a 4-0 record Tuesday night, all winning at home.

Georgetown pulled away late in the game to defeat Elon 85-76. The Hoyas got 40 points from its starting backcourt of Markel Starks (21 points) and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (19).

Providence jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first half, then had to hold off Yale 76-74. Guard Bryce Cotton was the key contributor to Friar success again with 21 points and eight assists.

Creighton cruised to an 88-51 win against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Doug McDermott scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He continues to lead the BIG EAST scoring, averaging 25.3 ppg.

Marquette made life miserable for Ball State with 17 steals in a 91-53 triumph. Seven players scored in double figures. Center Chris Otule led the way with 14 points.