Friday, January 02, 2009

Start of the New Year

All but four teams have played their first Big East games, with Syracuse playing its second tonight against South Florida. Two ranked schools (#2 UCONN and #13 Villanova) have lost to ranked opponents, but no huge upsets so far. The nice thing about playing in such a tough league is that you know the other schools will beat each other up week in and week out. A four loss team could be the top seed come March.

Along with our game at St. John's tomorrow is a great matchup of Pitt at Georgetown. Should the Hoyas pull off their second win over a top three team this week, we're looking at a huge game Monday.

St. John's Preview-

It'll be a quick one tonight, with just a few numbers to aid your game watching tomorrow.
  • Red Storm PG Malik Boothe is out with a thumb injury- 8.4 PPG, 5.0 APG- no other guys average more than 2.5 assists a contest
  • No quality wins for St. John's
  • Two home losses, games against Virginia Tech (81-67) and Miami (70-56)
  • Lost at Providence 75-54 to open conference slate
  • On three game losing streak
Key Players-
  • Boothe and best player Anthony Mason Jr. are injured
  • D.J. Kennedy- 6'6", 210 lbs.- 12.5 PPG, 7.1 RPG
  • Paris Horne- 6'3", 185 lbs.- 12.9 PPG, 3.2 RPG
  • Sean Evans- 6'8", 250 lbs.- 10.6 PPG, 6.6 RPG

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