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Bad day for Big East

Louisville just keeps falling deeper into the abyss.

The Cardinals were embarrassed by West Carolina. 91-83, on Saturday. West Carolina (10-1) is off to a hot start, but their one loss came against Texas. And it wasn't even close as they fell, 73-41. You have to wonder where Louisville's focus is right now. 

The Big East took another big hit today as Notre Dame fell to a 5-7 Loyola Marymount team. Loyola Maramount hasn't been a factor in college basketball since the days of Bo Kimble and the late Hank Gathers. The Irish (9-2) got their usual stellar performance from Luke Harangody (24 points, 11 rebounds), but they didn't play any defense. 

The Lions shot 52 percent from the field and went 6-for-16 from three-point range. It may be early, but this is one of those losses that could hurt the Irish come tournament time. 

 Providence couldn't avoid the upset bug either as Iona took out the Friars 82-73. Providence has been any good for a while, but that's still no excuse for losing to a MAAC team. Iona (6-4) has four losses.

Marquette fell to Wisconsin, 72-63, while Pittsburgh barely got by Kent State, 72-59.

The only team that managed a quality win was Georgetown. The 15th-ranked Hoyas (8-0) traveled over 3,000 miles to California and knocked off No.17 Washington, 74-66.  Georgetown has had some issues scoring the ball, but it has been lights out on defense. Wins over Temple, Butler and now Washington proves that the Hoyas are a team that has to be respected.

West Virginia dusted off Coppin State, 69-43, but that doesn't count. Seton Hall's 134-107 thrashing of VMI was impressive, but can't be counted as a quality win.

In summary, it was not the prettiest of weekends for the Big East.

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