The Big East says it has reached an agreement with Georgetown and six other departing basketball members that will allow them to separate from the football schools and create their own conference on July 1.
First Georgetown (9-1) earned an 81-68 win over Western Carolina. Moments later the Hoyas led six other basketball schools out of the Big East Conference despite being a founder member in 1979.
The seven Big East schools that don’t play FBS football, including Georgetown, have decided to leave the conference and pursue a new basketball framework.
After a surprisingly strong season for a team forecast to finish 10th in the Big East, fifth-seeded Georgetown (22-7 overall, 12-6 Big East) begins its quest for an eighth conference tournament title today against 13th-seeded Pitt.
The Hoyas (20-5, 10-4 Big East) are tied for fourth place with South Florida as they battle to earn a double-bye in the conference tournament. Their third straight NCAA appearance looks secure.
Sadly, tonight’s game could well be the last for these teams as conference foes. That’s because Syracuse, like Georgetown, a founding member of the Big East 32 years ago, is leaving for the ACC, perhaps as soon as next season
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