WASHINGTON, DC (WSAU) Everybody seems to like it when two teams from the same conference meet in the NCAA tournament with a Final Four slot up for grabs – everybody but the coaches.
When Marquette takes on Syracuse today it will be the ninth time that has happened in a regional final. The problem? The sides know each other too well. Golden Eagle coach Buzz Williams says simply – he doesn’t want to play the Orange.
Marquette won the only game between the two this year, 74-71. It was the one time they met because the Big East had an unbalanced schedule because it’s a 15-team league.
Tipoff for the East Regional contest is 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time.