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College Basketball: 5 Things We Learned This Week

December 16th, 2008
Atlantic 10

Kevin McNeill's weekly 5 Things column breaks down what's important in the world of college basketball.

Five things we learned this week...

1) That Bill Self is not very happy with his freshmen right now. 

Metro Ranking and Report: Update #3

December 16th, 2008
Army

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.

Big East Basketball: Top Players So Far

December 16th, 2008
Luke Harangody - Notre Dame

The nation's deepest and most talented league features some of the game's premier players. Here are the Best of the Beast:

Metro Ranking and Report #2

December 9th, 2008
ArmyThis past week marked the beginning of conference play for metropolitan area schools in the Metro Atlantic and Northeast conferences. While Army, Fordham and St. John's were out picking up non-conference wins tonight, a Garden State rivalry took center stage in the NEC with FDU visiting Monmouth. The Hawks, thanks to an efficient half-court offense and confusing matchup zone, controlled the game for the first twenty-eight minutes or so with a lead as large as fifteen points.

Big East Basketball: 5 Things We've Learned So Far

December 4th, 2008
Big East

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, i

Metro Ranking and Report: Update #1

December 3rd, 2008
ArmyWe're just about finished with the first month of the season in the metropolitan area, and it's become quite obvious who the best team in the area is right now. Seton Hall has gotten off to a 6-1 start, which includes a pair of gutty comebacks in Puerto Rico to finish third in that in-season tournament. Jeremy Hazell has shown himself to be one of the most explosive scorers in the Big East; what has come in his sophomore campaign (23.3 ppg; tops in the Big East) is a level of consistency that wasn't always present last season.

Poll: This Year's Surprise Team So Far?

November 22nd, 2008
Mercer

GameNight: Memphis vs Seton Hall (Puerto Rico Tip-Off)

November 21st, 2008
Nov 21 2008 - 7:00pm

 

Preview & Prediction: By Raphielle Johnson

NYC Metro Ranking & Report: Season Preview

November 20th, 2008
Columbia

Raphielle Johnson's Metro preview & weekly Metro rankings & updates are a staple of fans in NYC's tri-state region. To get things going, here is Raphielle's 23 team NYC Metro preseason ranking and all-Metro teams. Individual team previews will up shortly!

 

Preseason Metro Ranking

Big East Coach Ranking: Sweet Sixteen

November 20th, 2008
Big East

The 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.

 

At 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.