Saturday, January 26, 2008

Irish beat Nova | by Jeff

With the win this afternoon at #18 Villanova, the Irish men's basketball team accomplished something that has not happened yet this season in Big East play. The Irish were the first team to win a Big East conference game against a ranked team on the road.

Jan 26ND at #18 VillanovaW 90-80
Jan 21Syracuse at #5 GeorgetownL 62-64
Jan 19ND at #5 GeorgetownL 65-84
Jan 16DePaul at #25 VillanovaL 69-76
Jan 14#7 Georgetown at #20 PittL 60-69
Jan 12Seton Hall at #20 PittL 70-84
Jan 12ND at #15 MarquetteL 66-92
Jan 12UConn at #7 GeorgetownL 69-72
Jan 8Seton Hall at #15 MarquetteL 56-61
Jan 6#13 Pitt at #17 VillanovaL 63-64
Jan 3Providence at #10 MarquetteL 67-96

As Mr. Wednesday pointed out, ND's position as the sole Big East team to win a conference game against a ranked team on the road was rather short lived. Rutgers won at #13 Pitt 77-64 about six hours after the Irish victory.