With the ACC, Big 12 and SEC Championship games this
weekend, plenty of you are probably thinking more about the pigskin (and the
#@!# BCS) than hoops. But there's still
a few games worth tuning into. Here's a look:
Saturday, Dec. 6
12:00 p.m. (FSN
South, NESN) NC State vs. #24 Davidson
After a month of play, the Big East has proved it's just as
good as any conference in the country.
Several teams have had big wins so far (Seton Hall, Syracuse, and Notre Dame), and the conference
currently has an AP-record 8 teams in the top 25. Other teams have had early upsets though
(Louisville, Marquette). At this point
in regular season, it's a little too early to nail down each team's true
identity, but there's just enough to start the conversation.
Some of these points may prove to be true, others may turn out just the
opposite. Whatever does happen, though,
2008-09 Big East season should bring as much excitement as any. Commonly regarded as the toughest conference
in college basketball, it has the potential to put 9+ teams into the NCAA
tournament come March.
the backbone of a great team comes a great coach, and the Big East has plenty
of great coaches. But which coaches are
the best? Let's just say that a
well-padded résumé is not enough to give a coach top honors in this conference.