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Providence Basketball 2017-18 Preview

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Marquette Basketball 2017-2018 Preview

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Team Preview: Georgetown Basketball 2017-2018

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Butler Basketball 2017-2018 Preview

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Villanova Basketball 2017-2018 Preview

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Team Preview: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018

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Team Preview: St. John’s Basketball 2017-2018

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Team Preview: Seton Hall 2017-2018

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Team Preview: Xavier Basketball 2017-2018

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DePaul Basketball 2017-2018 Preview

DePaul Basketball 2017-2018 Preview   2016-17 Record: 9-23   Key Losses: Billy Garrett Jr., Chris Harrison-Docks Key Additions: No Major Impact Players   Last year’s DePaul team was not a pretty sight to see. Senior guard Billy Garret Jr. lead the team, as he has for essentially the last four years along side Sophomore Eli Cain.

Big East Projected Standings

We polled all of our writers to get their projected standings for each major conference. We will release each projection as we preview each conference over the course of the next couple of weeks. Be sure to check out each Big East team preview and our special Big East Podcast.   Player

CPP Top 100: #12 Angel Delgado

Angel Delgado Seton Hall F 6'10 240 2016-2017 Stats: 15.2 ppg, 13.1 rpg Why they are here Simply put, Angel Delgado is the best rebounder in the country. Delgado had 27 double-doubles a year ago, dominating on the glass throughout the year. He also came into his junior year much improved on the offensive end