Monday, December 8, 2008

Big East Round-Up

Happy Monday! Some news and notes from around the league…

Notre Dame suffered its second loss of the season versus Ohio State last Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Irish dropped from 7th to 13th in the polls as a result.

No. 3 Pitt is still rolling, but it looks like its first real test might not come until January 3 when they travel to Georgetown to take on the Hoyas. Senior forward Sam Young continues to impress; he’s averaging almost 21 per and the Panthers are 9-0.

The Big East’s other top 5, UConn, got a scare at Buffalo Thursday night, but was able to weather the Bulls’ storm by riding Hasheem Thabeet’s 21 and 18 night. The Huskies remain at No. 2 in the polls.

Like Pitt and UConn, Jay Wright and Villanova remain unbeaten and sit currently at 16 in both polls. While the Wildcats, who’ve played all eight of their games in Philly, haven’t had any real threats as of yet, they got an interesting one tomorrow night vs. No. 6 Texas (6-1) in Madison Square Garden. That game will air at 9:00 on ESPN.

Also on ESPN tomorrow night look for WVU to take on No. 24 Davidson at 7:00. The Mountaineers (6-1) will try to slow down Stephen Curry, who’s is averaging 31.3 per game.

On a final note, this Saturday night Cincy (6-1) hosts No. 9 and intracity rival Xavier at 8:00 on the Deuce.

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