Friday, March 14, 2008

Big East Semifinals

Georgetown 72, West Virginia 55-

The Hoyas look to be rolling towards their second straight Big East Tournament title after picking up their second easy win in as many days. 25 points, 13 rebounds for Roy Hibbert, his first double-double since January 26th against the Mountaineers. Taking the lead for good four minutes into the game, the Hoyas allowed West Virginia to close within four before holding the Mountaineers scoreless for nearly eight minutes down the stretch. I can't see the Hoyas being upset by either Marquette or Pitt playing their fourth game in four days.

Marquette vs. Pittsburgh-

Much has already been said about Marquette defeating the Irish. The Golden Eagles survived a pretty good effort by Seton Hall the night before. It will be interesting to see which Marquette team shows up, the poor shooting but strong rebounding outfit that beat the Pirates or the lights out shooters who beat Notre Dame. Pitt held off Cincinnati by six on Wednesday and won in overtime against 2 seed Louisville.

Regarding Notre Dame's seeding, the Irish got some help from St. Joseph's, Illinois, and Arkansas today. Hopping over Xavier in the bracket is probably a little farfetched, but both Purdue and Vanderbilt could have taken a 4 seed away from ND with wins in their tournaments.

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