The final days of 2008, for most of the teams in the area (save the Ivies and NJIT), mean a transition into full-time conference play. Some schools still have a game or two outside of conference play later in the season, but for the most part it's all about focusing on the direct way of getting to the NCAA Tournament. Big East play begins early this week, and despite a big win over FDU Seton Hall fans have to wonder what the opener at Syracuse will bring for a team that lacks bodies inside. St.
Before getting into the team and player of the week honors in the metropolitan area, it's time to acknowledge area players who picked up some praise in their respective leagues.
Atlantic 10: Fordham freshman guard Jio Fontan was named Rookie of the Week after two exemplary games for the Rams. Fontan averaged 17.5 points and 5.5 assists in the two games, which included a career-high twenty-two in a 69-66 loss to Fairfield.
2008-09 Army Basketball Preview
Life after Jarell Brown for the Black Knights
Schedule (key games in bold)
November 15th Dartmouth
17th @ Quinnipiac
20th @ LIU (Blackbirds won at West Point by ten last year)
26th @ Brown
29th @ Harvard
December 1st Presbyterian (Army scored just thirty-five points in last season's meeting)
8th @ Bryant
10th @ Penn State