Monday, January 29, 2007

Pitt Squeaks by Villanova

I missed the entire game and only caught the score halfway through, but Villanova very nearly pulled off a great upset at home vs. #7 Pittsburgh. The game was at the Wachovia Center, instead of the more home-friendly atmosphere of the Pavillion. Still, a very good effort by the squad we beat two days before. The Wildcats should compile a gaudy record the rest of the way and I'll predict an upset at Marquette February 19th.

The Irish surprisingly hopped up to 21st and 19th in the rankings. I was afraid that the St. John's loss would hurt us, but the Villanova win more than evened it out. In the Big East:

1) Pittsburgh (16): 286 pts.
2) Marquette (2): 269 pts.
3) Georgetown: 245 pts.
4) Notre Dame: 228 pts.
5) Louisville: 208 pts.
6) West Virginia: 191 pts.
7) Villanova: 190 pts.
8) Syracuse: 170 pts.
9) Providence: 154 pts.
10) Connecticut: 112 pts.
11) DePaul: 110 pts.
12) St. John's: 93 pts.
13) Seton Hall: 81 pts.
14) South Florida: 54 pts.
15) Rutgers: 31 pts.
16) Cincinnati: 27 pts.

BIG EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Dominic James. Marquette.
BIG EAST FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Scottie Reynolds, Villanova.

Top five were the same as my ballot, but Dominic James refuses to let anyone else take the top spot for players. Big game tomorrow at the Carrier Dome.


Bryan said...

We're sure Gerry McNamara doesn't still play for Syracuse, right? He'll be dropping 50 on some D-League team and NOT Notre Dame tonight, correct?

BlackandGreen said...

Last G-Mac sighting was in Bakersfield, playing for the NBDL team there. He will be getting ready for a big game against Fort Worth and making a fraction of CQ's Heat salary tonight. Karma is good.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know why Kurz was not in the lineup tonight?

BlackandGreen said...

Ankle injury, I believe.