This article is part of our Conference Preview series.The new season looks like it will be one of rebuilding for the Big East. Almost all of the teams – save perhaps St. John's – suffered heavy personnel losses. It is unlikely that the conference will boast a pair of one-seeds as they did with Villanova and Xavier last year. Despite having four players drafted from last year's national championship squad, the Wildcats will again be the favorite. Holdovers such as Eric Paschall and Phil Booth should be ready for bigger roles, and players such as Colin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels will join the regular rotation. Villanova will be fine.
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