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Louisville Looms as Big East Favorite

AP

What we’ve learned about the Big East in the first two months of the season and how the conference race shapes up as league play begins on New Year’s Eve:

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Louisville. We might know less about what the Cardinals will look like in another month than any team in the league because they’ve played all of December without one of their most important players, center Gorgui Dieng. While he’s been out, the Cards have played only two major opponents, but the Duke loss...

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