Feb. 8, 2014
Weekly Release Update
St. John's Sets Program Standard
The Red Storm made program history on Saturday afternoon, recording their 10th consecutive BIG EAST win. St. John's dispatched Providence, 85-65, at Carnesecca Arena in front of a national audience on FOX Sports 1. Five Red Storm players scored in double figures as Jade Walker had a team-best 14 points, while Eugeneia McPherson, who recently hit the 1,000-career point mark, dished 11 assists.
Senior Andrea White and freshman Natalie Butler notched impressive double-doubles in Georgetown's 66-58 win over Xavier on Saturday. White tallied a game-high 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Butler snagged a game-high 17 rebounds and scored 16 points. Butler leads all BIG EAST players with 18 double-doubles this season, while White follows in second with 10.
Bulldogs Exact Revenge
After losing by two points at home in their first meeting of the season, Butler got its revenge over Marquette on Saturday with a 74-70 win in Milwaukee. Daress McClung scored a game-high 22 points, shooting 7-of-15 from the floor and grabbing four rebounds in 29 minutes of play.
Rematches We're Watching
Two of the most intriguing games of the weekend are on Sunday afternoon. Following an 86-78 win at home over DePaul, Creighton will travel to Chicago for Game 2 of the season series, set to air on FOX Sports 1 at 1 p.m. (Eastern). The Blue Demons have won eight of nine since that setback, while the Bluejays are just 3-3 in BIG EAST road games this season. Villanova-Seton Hall will tipoff an hour later (2 p.m.). The Wildcats have won four straight while the Pirates have dropped three games in a row. SHU upset Villanova, 64-56, on its home court in a nationally televised game.
Watch The Drama Unfold
For three of the final four weeks of the regular season, fans can watch two BIG EAST women's basketball games every week on FOX Sports 1. Following this weekend's national television showcase, two games will be aired on Feb. 23 and on March 1. BIG EAST Tournament seeding and a regular-season title is bound to be at stake in the games, as all five of the teams currently in the top half of the conference standings are slated to appear on FOX Sports 1 in the coming weeks.
Saturday, Feb. 8
St. John's 85, Providence 65*^
Georgetown 66, Xavier 58*
Butler 74, Marquette 70*
Sunday, Feb. 9
Creighton @ DePaul, 1 p.m.*^
Villanova @ Seton Hall, 2 p.m.*
*BIG EAST game
^Aired on FOX Sports 1