After a bit of a holiday-induced hiatus, the week in review is back! We are in the infancy of the Big East basketball season, but the conference is beginning to take shape. Big East microsite writers Jameson Fleming, George Hershey and I bring you this week’s power rankings, all-conference team, and player and freshman of the week.
Player of the Week: Doug McDermott: We should probably rename this the “Doug McDermott Player of the Week Award.” I would love to see someone else here, but then McDermott went out and scored 30 against Seton Hall and only 19 against DePaul.
Freshman of the Week: Josh Hart: The Big East doesn’t have many super freshmen this year, but Hart is carving out a nice role for Villanova. He’s scored double figures in each of his last five games and is hitting a remarkable 45.9 percent of his threes.
- 10.) DePaul (8-8, 0-3):
Dan Lyons: New year, same DePaul? That’s what it looks like so far this year for the Blue Demons, who have opened conference play 0-3. They did keep it close against Georgetown and Marquette, but Creighton made quick work of DePaul yesterday.
Jameson Fleming: The Blue Demons have been competitive against Marquette and Georgetown. That’s a good sign moving forward. Read the rest of this entry »