This Week In The BIG EAST Radio Show, distributed by Westwood One, continued its 10th season with guests Xavier graduate guard Quincy Olivari, Providence’s head coach Kim English and CBS and Turner Sports basketball analyst Seth Davis

The seventh episode of This Week in the BIG EAST (TWITBE) takes a look back at Tuesday’s top-15 matchup, with No. 15 Creighton (20-7, 11-5 BIG EAST) knocking off No. 1 UConn (24-3, 14-2 BE), 85-66. Despite the loss, the Huskies still hold a 2.5 game lead on second place and seventh-ranked Marquette (20-6, 11-4 BE), with Creighton and Seton Hall closely behind in third and fourth place, respectively.

The BIG EAST Focus shines on Xavier graduate guard Quincy Olivari. Olivari talks about an upcoming milestone, as he enters Saturday’s game against Marquette just 16 points shy of 2,000. Olivari has scored 1,984 points in his collegiate career, including his totals at Rice and Xavier. On the year, he ranks second in the BIG EAST in scoring with 19.1 ppg. Also in the episode, he takes the time talking about the team’s mindset heading into the final couple weeks of regular season action, as well as the goal’s set in place for the BIG EAST Tournament at Madison Square Garden.

The BIG EAST Spotlight is on Providence head coach Kim English. English joins the show for the very first time during his first year as the Friars’ lead man and gives his impressions on his team’s performance thus far as well as what it’s been like coaching in the BIG EAST. Under his leadership, the Friars (18-9, 9-7 BE) are making a push back into the national landscape riding a three game winning streak and now sit two games over .500 in league play.

CBS and Turner Sports basketball analyst Seth Davis gives a view on the national perspective. Davis has been a long-time studio analyst for both outlets during March Madness and talks about the midweek ramifications for both UConn and Creighton following Tuesday’s result. In addition, he gives an in depth look at the NCAA Tournament bubble from a BIG EAST perspective breaking down the resumes of hopeful bubble teams.

The episode’s “Who’s Hot” segment features the return of “Blast from the Past.” Turning the clock back eight years to 2016, when No. 5 Xavier defeated No. 1 Villanova, 90-83, at the Cintas Center. It marked the first matchup between two national top-five conference teams in the new configuration of the BIG EAST. Xavier freshman J.P. Macura came off the bench to score 19 points to fuel the home team’s victory.

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This will air Saturday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. ET on Sirius 162 XM 201 Online 964 leading into the Georgetown men’s basketball broadcast of Georgetown @ DePaul. 

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