Posted February 02, 2013 on AP on Fox
Louisville is hoping to get a little separation in the jumbled Big East when the No. 12 Cardinals host Marquette on Sunday. The Cardinals (17-4, 5-3 Big East) were the nation's top-ranked team two weeks ago before three straight conference losses. The No. 25 Golden Eagles (15-4, 6-1) enter Sunday's matchup all by themselves in first place after sixth-ranked Syracuse lost at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Marquette has won eight of its last nine but is searching for just its second road win of the season after dropping three of four. Behind them is a five-team logjam, each of which has two or three conference defeats. That includes Louisville, which stopped its slide with Monday's 64-61 win against Pittsburgh but begins a six-day stretch that includes the game against Marquette and trips to Rutgers and Notre Dame. "I think you all are witnessing what the Big East is truly all about," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. "It's probably ... the toughest it's ever been because the teams tha...
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