Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Day 2!

Er, uh, Big East Round-Up:

Conference play just kicked off last night. I told you all it was coming.

No. 8 Georgetown smoked the No. 2 Huskies last night at UConn on ESPN2. The Hoyas opened up 18-3 and never looked back, despite the fact freshman phenom Greg Monroe was in and out of the game a lot with foul trouble. Monroe still finished with 16 points by extending Hasheem Thabeet from the goal and either driving around him or shooting over him.

The final score, 74-63, is not indicative of just how dominant G’town was. DaJuan Summers led all scores with 18.

Interestingly enough, the Hoyas only got 6 points out of their bench.

Down 3 at half, No. 13 Villanova rallied to beat Temple last night, 62-45. Corey Fisher came off the bench to drop 23 for the Wildcats.

Cincinnati got beat by Memphis. Don’t care much for either.

WVU ripped No. 12 Ohio State Saturday, 76-48. But for reasons unbeknownst to the author of this piece, the 10-2 Mountaineers failed to crack the Top 25 in either poll. I guess 9 from one conference is just way too many.

And despite Rob’s pleas to the contrary, it is still football season. For some anyway. And guess who leads the Bowl Challenge Cup, awarded to the conference with the best winning percentage during bowl season? (Don’t answer. It’s a rhetorical question.)

Why, that would be the overrated, weak, outclassed Big East conference at 3-0 after South Florida and West Virginia took care of business this past weekend and Rutgers came back to beat N.C. State last night. You might recall the Big East took this thing two years ago after going 5-0 and amidst a lot of the same criticism it's receiving today.

Up next is Pitt vs. Oregon State in the Sun Bowl, Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

T minus 5 days. TIP IT OFF ALREADY!

Oh yeah. Beat UNLV.

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