Villanova top choice in Big East ahead of Creighton
NEW YORK – Villanova is the pick to win the Big East again, according to the league's coaches. The Wildcats, who shared the regular-season title last year with Creighton and Seton Hall, received nine first-place votes on Wednesday. Creighton, led by preseason player of the year Marcus Zegarowski, was picked second. UConn, which returns to the conference after a seven-year absence, was predicted to come in fourth — just ahead of Seton Hall. The Golden Eagles are expecting big things out of first-year power forward Dawson Garcia, who was chosen as the preseason conference freshman of the year.