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Big East Schedule 2006-2007 Opponents

MU's 2006-'07 BIG EAST OPPONENTS: Home-and-Home
Pittsburgh: One of the best teams in the Big East. Shoule be tough both times. We played well last year at Pitt losing in the final minutes. We beat them at the BC, but I wouldn't count on that outcome as a given since the talent they return is much better. Louisville: good to see a Conference USA rival thrown in. Last year DePaul was the Home-Home from CUSA. A much more difficult opponent but we seem to play well both at Louisville and home. Providence: No gimmie here. Close enough for the Boston area Alumni, but it depends on the dates and times.

Home only
Syracuse: I know at least one MU Alumni who is jumping for joy at this game. First time for MU. We missed them last year. Villanova: A return to the BC after we played well at the highly ranked Wildcats. We played well but were just not up to the task to pull off the top ten upset. West Virginia and Rutgers the two losses we could have played much better in. Sure WV had guns blazing from three point land with a record assault. Without a couple of Seniors (Pittsnoggle and Gansey) we'll see how they do. Douby and the snowed out Blizzard of '06 game that packed the 1100 die hards into the RAC are traveling so they can get snowed on Milwaukee style. Seton Hall was a generous win, and hopefully they will continue the poor play and give MU a much needed Big East conference win. No worries against the floundering Pirates even though they appear to be all of the rage now.

Road only
Connecticut: Toughest game in the Big East. We won't see another 49 point outburst from Steve Novak, who by the way was drafted by the Houston Rockets. Nice job Steve. DePaul: We still own them, whether it's in Chicago or Milwaukee, Georgetown: Scrappy, MU like, up and coming, tough nosed, Jesuit, solid team. No gimmie, but another team that steps up in conference play. Notre Dame: One of the toughest luck sub .500 Big East team. The total of the losses was crazy. Hopefully we can pull off another win against our Biggest Rival this side of Cincinnati, USF: Always nice to have at least one conference cupcake in a warm weather destination. We never seem to play well in Florida but seeing how they played last year, you have to put this under the win column.

Will not play
Cincinnati, St. John's. See you guys next year. Cincinnati is in transition with the coach and program and St. John's is a doormat. If you were to pick teams we wouldn't want to play, St. John's is atop my list.