Monday, December 17, 2007

Big East Bloggers Poll

Stick a fork in Syracuse, they just might be done. Eric Devendorf's season is over with an ACL injury in their 125-75 victory over E. Tennessee State. I love the quote from our friends at TNIAAM-

"Well, to answer your question, THIS is how you score 125 points, beat the other team by 50 and still lose."

Oh, and it seems that lone senior Josh Wright has quit the team. That leaves eight players with scholarships and no upperclassmen. Jonny Flynn and Donte Greene won't be able to save this one. No way the Orange make the tournament this year.

Still, I wouldn't count out a strong recovery next season. There's plenty of talent, just no experience. They'll get plenty of the latter trying to stay afloat in the treacherous waters of the Big East.

This Week's Power Poll for 12/17/2007 (1st place votes in parenthesis):
1) Georgetown (15): 255 pts.
2) Pittsburgh (1): 234 pts.
3) Marquette: 230 pts.
4) Villanova: 201 pts.
5) West Virginia: 190 pts.
6) Connecticut: 166 pts.
7) Notre Dame: 147 pts.
8) Louisville: 138 pts.
9) Syracuse: 133 pts.
10) Providence: 126 pts.
11) Seton Hall: 101 pts.
12) South Florida: 76 pts.
13) St. John's: 70 pts.
14) Rutgers: 52 pts.
15) DePaul: 31 pts.
16) Cincinnati: 26 pts.

"Pitt freshman DeJuan Blair swept the weekly honors, getting the most votes for Player of the Week AND Freshman of the Week. Blair scored 20 points and added 10 rebounds and 5 blocks in Pittsburgh's 85-68 win against Oklahoma State on Saturday."


Mike Shannon said...

Player of the week? Scottie Reynolds!

BlackandGreen said...

I looked at Scottie briefly when voting this week, but I have to admit he should have gotten more notice. He somehow fell through the cracks this week. Maybe its the competition (and Pitt had a nationally televised game this week), but scoring 27 and 21 with 15 total assists is a great week.

Anonymous said...

LEGION IS IRISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BlackandGreen said...

That's what his mom says...

I'd hate to get involved with a young man who seems to have trouble making decisions, but I trust Coach Brey. He certainly would not have taken this kid if he did not trust him. Hopefully a year in the program will help him straighten things out before he gets on the floor.

If it's true, official word should come out soon...