The Big East is loaded in the early going, with five top-25 teams in the coaches’ poll. Not surprisingly it is also loaded with talent. He’s the crème de la crème in the early going.
This is the fourth of six (really seven since I've divided the Big East into two parts) mini statistical previews of the major conferences. Each one includes projected starting lineups, projected stats for each player, and a short comment. (Stats are listed in order of points, rebounds, then assists).
G Jamaul Warren - 7, 3, 4
G Deonta Vaughn - 13, 3, 4
F Alvin Mitchell - 13, 3, 3
F John Williamson - 15, 7, 1
C Anthony McClain - 6, 5, 1
6 Marcus Sikes - 8, 4, 1
Mid-August is here, and that means that we're that much closer to the beginning of the 2007 college football season. One team that may not have the best outlook on the upcoming year is Pittsburgh. In the first two years of the Dave Wannstedt era, the Panthers have failed to qualify for a bowl game, going 5-6 and 6-6 respectively. This despite Wannstedt bringing in some highly-regarded recruiting classes, and the new certainly hasn't gotten any better the past week or so.
Herbert Hill, Aaron Gray, and Kentrell Gransberry have been the Big East's top big men.
This is a rare Saturday evening edition of the Dribble.. including all the results from a jam packed Saturday afternoon.
The big "upset" was #2 Pittsburgh falling to #7 Wisconsin. But this isn't really a big deal.. Wisconsin is supposed to beat a Pitt team playing a Top 50 team all season. Yes, Aaron Gray wasn't feeling 100% with stre throat, but I don't think that really altered the outcome of the game. Brian Butch went off for 27 points and 12 boards, the type of numbers Wisconsin fans have been waiting for since the heralded Butch signed there. Perhaps a 100% Gray could have done a better job on Butch, but Butch's numbers have more to do with a hot shooting touch and a difference of style. Alando Tucker was rock solid as always with 32 and 10.