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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW BIG EAST CONFERENCE STAFF

Commissioner..........................................................................................John Marinatto Senior Associate Commissioner (Football & Marketing) . ............... Nicholas V. Carparelli, Jr. Senior Associate Commissioner (Compliance & Governance)............ Joseph F. D’Antonio, Jr. Senior Associate Commissioner (Administration)....................................... Donna DeMarco Associate Commissioner (Men’s Basketball)...............................................Daniel G. Gavitt Associate Commissioner (Women’s Basketball)...................................... Danielle Donehew Associate Commissioner (TV & Men’s Basketball Scheduling).............. Thomas R. Odjakjian Associate Commissioner (Communications) ................................................John Paquette Associate Commissioner (Olympic Sports)..............................................James A. Siedliski Assistant Commissioner for Compliance ........................................... Jennifer M. Condaras Assistant Commissioner/Women’s Basketball Officiating......................... Barbara M. Jacobs Senior Director of External Affairs.................................................. Benjamin E. Fairclough Director of Business Affairs.......................................................................Susan S. Eaton Director of Communications.......................................................................Chuck Sullivan Director of Communications.........................................................................To be named Director of Internet Services ......................................................................Mark Hodgkin Director of Men’s Basketball Operations..................................................Shawn P. Murphy Director of Sport Administration.................................................... Robert A. Weygand, Jr. Director of Sport Administration................................................................. Kristen Brown Assistant Director of Communications.....................................................Michael A. Coyne Assistant Director of Compliance......................................................... Kenneth A. Schank Assistant Director of Sport Administration............................................... Sarah A. Emmett Coordinator of Football Officiating.............................................................. Terry McAulay Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating...................................... G. Arthur Hyland, Esq. Assistant to the Commissioner................................................................... Lisa Zanecchia Senior Administrative Assistant for Basketball & Administration........................ Lois DeBlois Administrative Assistant.......................................................................... Wanda L. Factor Administrative Assistant................................................................................. Linda Yates Receptionist.......................................................................................... Kathy Kirkpatrick Administrative Fellow..........................................................................Bernadette Bartlett Communications Assistant............................................................................. Jared Hager Communications Assistant............................................................................. Katie Parker Football & Video Administration Assistant.....................................................Michael Costa

PRIMARY BIG EAST BASKETBALL CONTACTS

BIG EAST.......................John Paquette.............................................cell (401) Chuck Sullivan.............................................cell (401) Cincinnati.......................Mike Harris....................................................... (513) Connecticut....................Kyle Muncy....................................................... (860) DePaul...........................Greg Greenwell................................................. (773) Georgetown....................Bill Shapland..................................................... (202) Louisville........................Kenny Klein...................................................... (502) Marquette.......................Scott Kuykendall............................................... (414) Notre Dame....................Bernie Cafarelli................................................. (574) Pittsburgh.......................Greg Hotchkiss................................................. (412) Providence......................Arthur Parks..................................................... (401) Rutgers..........................Kevin Lorincz.................................................... (732) St. John’s........................Mark Fratto...................................................... (718) Seton Hall.......................Matt Sweeney................................................... (973) USF................................Amy Woodruff.................................................. (813) Syracuse.........................Pete Moore....................................................... (315) Villanova.........................Mike Sheridan................................................... (610) West Virginia..................Bryan Messerly................................................. (304) For information on BIG EAST Conference Men’s Basketball, please contact: John Paquette, Assoc. Commissioner E-mail: jpaquette@bigeast.org Chuck Sullivan, Director of Communications E-mail: csullivan@bigeast.org Big East Phone: (401) 453-0660 Big East Fax: (401) 751-8540 2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL MEDIA DAY oct. 20 • new york, n.y. BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Media Day will kick off the 2010-11 season at Madison Square Garden in New York City. All 16 BIG EAST head coaches will be present, along with selected players from each team. Please contact John Paquette or Chuck Sullivan at the BIG EAST office for more information.

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BIG EAST CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL COACHES Teleconference The BIG EAST will once again hold weekly teleconferences with its men’s basketball coaches, beginning in January and continuing each Thursday until the BIG EAST Championship. Media representatives wishing to participate in the teleconference should contact the BIG EAST office for the phone number and schedule.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 2......Table of Contents/General Information 3-5...................................... News & Notes 6-7............................................ Cincinnati 8-9......................................... Connecticut 10-11............................................ DePaul 12-13.....................................Georgetown 14-15......................................... Louisville 16-17........................................Marquette 18-19..................................... Notre Dame 20-21........................................Pittsburgh 22-23.......................................Providence 24-25........................................... Rutgers 26-27.........................................St. John’s 28-29........................................Seton Hall 30-31.................................................USF 32-33..........................................Syracuse 34-35..........................................Villanova 36-37................................... West Virginia 38................................ 2009-10 In Review 40................................ Postseason Honors 41-46.............................2009-10 Statistics

CREDITS The 2010-11 BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Preview is published by The BIG EAST Conference. It was written and edited by John Paquette and designed by Chuck Sullivan. Editorial assistance by Jared Hager. Photos by Mitchell Layton, Thomas Maguire, Stephen Slade and BIG EAST member schools.

ON THE COVER West Virginia conquered New York for the first time as the Mountaineers claimed their first BIG EAST Championship on their way to the NCAA Final Four.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW American Eagle Named Presenting Sponsor of BIG EAST Championships American Eagle Outfitters will be the presenting sponsor of The BIG EAST Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships. As the presenting sponsor, American Eagle is designated as the Official Apparel Company of the BIG EAST and will receive prominent exposure inside and outside of the host arenas, Madison Square Garden in New York for the men and the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., for the women. NBA Draft Takes 11 From BIG EAST Eleven BIG EAST players were selected in the 2010 NBA Draft, matching the conference’s best showing since the draft went to a tworound format in 1988. Syracuse forward Wes Johnson, the BIG EAST Player of the Year, went fourth to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Georgetown center Greg Monroe was next, claimed by the Detroit Pistons with the seventh pick. Two more BIG EAST standouts went in the first round. USF’s Dominique Jones was the 25th pick, going to the Memphis Grizzlies who subsequently traded him to the Dallas Mavericks. With the 30th pick, the Washington Wizards tabbed Marquette’s Lazar Hayward and dealt him to Minnesota. Seven players went in the second round: Syracuse’s Andy Rautins (38th by New York), Cincinnati’s Lance Stephenson (40th by Indiana), West Virginia’s Da’Sean Butler (42nd by Miami) and Devin Ebanks (43rd by the Los Angeles Lakers), Notre Dame’s Luke Harangody (52nd by Boston), Rutgers’ Hamady N’Diaye (56th by Minnesota and traded to Washington), and Connecticut’s Stanley Robinson (59th by Orlando). Pitt, USF Took Summer Trips The USF Bulls were chosen to represent USA Basketball in the Pan American Championships in Salvador, Brazil. The Bulls won the silver medal, falling to host Brazil 69-63. USF played five games in the event that was played under FIBA rules. Pittsburgh went on a six-game tour of Ireland and posted a 6-0 record. The final contest was an 82-69 victory over the English National Team. BIG EAST KEPT its Elite Eight Streak The BIG EAST is the only conference to place at least one team in every NCAA Elite Eight since 2002. Six different squads -- West Virginia (2010, ‘05), Louisville (‘09, ‘08), Georgetown (‘07, ‘06), Villanova (‘09, ‘06), Connecticut (‘09, ‘04, ‘02), Syracuse (‘03) and Pittsburgh (‘09) -- have accomplished the feat. BIG EAST Leads in Sweet 16 Appearances With five Sweet 16 teams in 2009, the BIG EAST has had the most teams reach the regional semifinal round over the last seven seasons. Regional Semifinalists (2003-10) BIG EAST 25 Big 12 18 Atlantic Coast 15

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West Virginia won its first BIG EAST title on its way to the NCAA Final Four Pittsburgh Has The Longest BIG EAST NCAA Streak The longest current streak of NCAA tourney bids among BIG EAST teams belongs to Pittsburgh. The Panthers have been to the last nine NCAA Championships. BIG EAST Coaches Are High On The ALL-TIME Lists Many BIG EAST head coaches continue to reside near the top of some of the NCAA’s alltime lists. On the Active Coaches by Victories list, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim is second with 829 wins. Connecticut’s Jim Calhoun is third at 823. West Virginia’s Bob Huggins is fourth with 670 victories. In winning percentage, three BIG EAST coaches are among the top 10. Pittsburgh’s Jamie Dixon is third (.777), Boeheim is 9th (.739), and Huggins is 10th (.735). SEC/BIG EAST Invitational Returns In December The BIG EAST and the Southeastern Conferences will participate in the SEC/BIG EAST Invitational for the fourth straight year. The format includes two doubleheaders pairing schools from both leagues. ESPN is a partner in the agreement. On Dec. 8 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Seton Hall will meet Arkansas at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Notre Dame vs. Kentucky. On Dec. 11 at the new CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Rutgers will play Auburn followed by Pittsburgh versus Tennessee. Game times for the Pittsburgh site will be announced at a later date. Syracuse TO Play In Jimmy V Classic The BIG EAST again will be represented in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. On Dec. 7, Syracuse will meet Michigan State in the second game of a doubleheader on ESPN.

WEST VIRGINIA MADE IT TO INDY The West Virginia Mountaineers made it to the NCAA Final Four after winning the East Regional. In the East semifinals, the No. 2 seed Mountaineers toppled No. 11 seed Washington 69-56. In the final, WVU knocked off top-seeded Kentucky 73-66. Guard Joe Mazzulla was named the East Regional MVP. BIG EAST AND THE FINAL FOUR Including West Virginia this year, a BIG EAST team has made the Final Four 16 times in 31 years of competition. A BIG EAST squad has played in the national title game 10 times. The conference’s NCAA champions are: Georgetown (1984), Villanova (‘85), Connecticut (‘99 & ‘04) and Syracuse (‘03). The BIG EAST has won three of the last 12 national championships. In 2009, UConn and Villanova made the Final Four. Georgetown competed in the 2007 Final Four. Recent additional appearances were made by Louisville and Marquette just before both schools began competing in the BIG EAST in 2005-06. Louisville made it in 2005 and Marquette in 2003. NATIONAL SEMIFINALS STILL SPECIAL FOR BIG EAST The BIG EAST has an 8-4 record in the Final Four semifinals against non-conference opposition. Syracuse has the best semifinal record with a 3-0 mark. UConn has won twice -- defeating Duke (79-78) in 2004 and Ohio State (64-58) in 1999. Two losses for BIG EAST squads in the Final Four semis came when league teams played each other -- Syracuse beat Providence in ‘87 (77-63) and Georgetown topped St. John’s in ‘85 (77-59).

2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW SYRACUSE, WEST VIRGINIA ADVANCED TO NCAA Sweet 16 Syracuse and West Virginia were the BIG EAST squads that advanced to the NCAA Regional Semifinals. Syracuse, the No. 1 seed in the West Regional, lost to No. 5 seed Butler 63-59 in Salt Lake City, Utah. BIG EAST EARNS RECORD EIGHT NCAA BIDS FOR THIRD TIME IN LAST FIVE YEARS For the third time in the last five seasons, the BIG EAST received a record eight invitations to the NCAA Championship. The league also garnered eight bids in 2008 and 2006. This year, five BIG EAST selections were seeded on the top three lines of the bracket. Syracuse was a No. 1. Villanova and West Virginia were second seeds. Georgetown and Pittsburgh were No. 3 seeds. AND THE NIT GRABBED FIVE MORE Five more BIG EAST teams received bids to the NIT. Cincinnati, Connecticut, St. John’s, Seton Hall and USF accepted invitations which gave the BIG EAST a record 13 teams in the postseason. A BIG EAST team has won the NIT five times. The winners were West Virginia (2007), St. John’s (2003), Villanova (1994), St. John’s (1989) and Connecticut (1988). The BIG EAST placed six teams in the NIT in 2003 and 1997. ALL-TIME NCAA RECORDS Since the league began play in 1979-80, BIG EAST teams own a 263-160 (.622) record. The BIG EAST has had only one season when its teams had a combined losing record in the NCAAs. In 1992-93, the league was 2-3.

BIG EAST FINAL FOUR COACHES CLUB HAS SIX MEMBERS Last year, West Virginia’s Bob Huggins reached the NCAA Final Four for the second time in his career. In 2009, Villanova’s Jay Wright became the sixth current BIG EAST head coach to participate in a Final Four while Connecticut’s Jim Calhoun was making his third trip at the same time. Calhoun’s previous visits were in 2004 and 1999. Louisville’s Rick Pitino is the only coach in NCAA history to lead three different teams to the Final Four: Providence (1987), Kentucky (1997, ‘96, ‘93) and Louisville (2005). Jim Boeheim has been to the Final Four three times with Syracuse (2003, ‘96, ‘87). Huggins also guided Cincinnati to the 1992 Final Four before the Bearcats were a BIG EAST member. Georgetown’s John Thompson III led the Hoyas to the Final Four in 2007. WEST VIRGINIA WON FIRST BIG EAST TOURNAMENT TITLE West Virginia captured its first BIG EAST Championship crown on March 13 in New York. The Mountaineers, who were the tourney’s No. 3 seed, edged eighth-seeded Georgetown 60-58. Senior forward Da’Sean Butler was named winner of the Dave Gavitt Trophy as the Most Outstanding Player. Butler hit two gamewinning baskets, beating Cincinnati 54-51 in the quarterfinals and the Hoyas in the championship game. In the semifinals, the Mountaineers defeated Notre Dame 53-51. Forward Kevin Jones made the All-Tournament Team. SYRACUSE TOOK BIG EAST REGULAR-SEASON TITLE The Syracuse Orange were the BIG EAST regular-season champions, compiling a 15-3 league record. It was SU’s first outright league crown since 1990-91.

Jim Boeheim led Syracuse to the BIG EAST regular-season title BIG EAST WAS 15-13 AGAINST RANKED FOES BIG EAST squads compiled a 15-13 record against teams ranked in the top 25 of the two major polls. That was the best record against ranked foes of any conference. FOUR DIFFERENT NO. 1 TEAMS OVER PAST TWO SEASONS Over the past two seasons, only the BIG EAST has had four different schools hold the No. 1 position in the national polls. Syracuse did it last year. Connecticut, Louisville and Pittsburgh did it in 2008-09. 20 WINS NOT THE EXCEPTION The BIG EAST had nine 20-win teams — West Virginia (31), Syracuse (30), Pittsburgh (25), Villanova (25), Georgetown (23), Notre Dame (23), Louisville (20) and USF (20). Cincinnati finished with 19 victories and Connecticut had 18. TOP TEN REGULARS The BIG EAST was represented in the weekly national polls all season long. Since the polls on Nov. 23, the BIG EAST has had at least three teams in the top 10. In the polls of March 15, Syracuse was fourth in the Associated Press and the ESPN/USA Today poll. West Virginia was sixth in AP and fifth in ESPN/USA Today. Both polls had Villanova ninth.

St. John’s was one of 13 BIG EAST teams to reach the postseason in 2009-10

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW 2010-11 In-Season Tournaments

Each BIG EAST school will participate in at least one in-season tournament this year. Here is a look at the schedule: Team Event First Game Other Teams Cincinnati Global Sports Main Event Nov. 15 Mount St. Mary’s, Florida A&M, Dayton, Savannah State Connecticut Maui Invitational Nov. 22 Wichita State, Kentucky, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington, Chaminade DePaul 76 Classic Nov. 25

Oklahoma State, CS Northridge, Penn State, Stanford, Tulsa, UNLV, Virginia Tech

Georgetown Charleston Classic Nov. 18 Charlotte, North Carolina State, George Mason, East Carolina, Wofford Louisville Global Sports Shootout Nov. 20

Marshall, Florida International, Chattanooga, Jackson State

Marquette O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic Nov. 22 Duke, Kansas State, Gonzaga, Princeton, Miami (Ohio), James Madison, Kansas State, Presbyterian, IUPUI, Gonzaga, San Diego State, Bucknell, Green Bay Notre Dame Old Spice Classic Nov. 25 Georgia, Boston College, California, Manhattan, Temple, Texas A&M, Wisconsin Pittsburgh 2K Sports Classic Nov. 18

Maryland, Texas, Illinois, Rhode Island, Illinois-Chicago, Navy, Louisiana Tech, Seattle, Charleston, UC Irvine, Toledo

Providence Cancun Challenge Nov. 18

Morgan State, Prairie View, Wyoming, Missouri, La Salle, Western Illinois, North Florida

Rutgers Philly Hoop Classic Nov. 15

Fairfield, Norfolk State, Saint Joseph’s, Wagner

Seton Hall Paradise Jam Nov. 19

Alabama, Iowa, Xavier, Long Beach State, Old Dominion, Saint Peter’s, Clemson

St. John’s Great Alaska Shootout Nov. 24 Ball State, Southern Utah, Drake Houston Baptist, Arizona, Weber State, Alaska Anchorage Syracuse Legends Classic Nov. 16

Detroit, William & Mary, Michigan UTEP, Bowling Green, Albany, Gardner-Webb, Niagara, Mercer, Western Carolina, Georgia Tech

USF South Padre Island Nov. 21 Georgia Southern, Liberty, Saint Mary’s, Texas Tech, Brigham Young, Chicago State, Mississippi Valley State Villanova NIT Nov. 16 Marist, George Washington, UCLA, Boston University, Pepperdine, Nevada, Pacific, Wake Forest, Hampton, Winthrop, Virginia Commonwealth, Tennessee, Belmont, Missouri State, Arkansas State West Virginia Puerto Rico Tip-Off Nov. 18 Davidson, Hofstra, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky

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2011 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE & SITES First Round Dates and sites to be determined

Second and Third Rounds Thursday and Saturday, March 17 and 19 Pepsi Center Denver, Colo. Host: Mountain West Conference St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, Fla. Host: University of South Florida McKale Center Tucson, Ariz. Host: University of Arizona Verizon Center Washington, D.C. Host: Georgetown University Friday and Sunday, March 18 and 20 Time Warner Cable Arena Charotte, N.C. Host: University of North Carolina-Charlotte United Center Chicago, Ill. Host: Big Ten Conference Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, Ohio Host: Cleveland State University BOK Center Tulsa, Okla. Host: University of Tulsa

Regionals Thursday and Saturday, March 24 and 26 Honda Center Anaheim, Calif. Host: Big West Conference New Orleans Arena New Orleans, La. Host: Tulane University Friday and Sunday, March 25 and 27 Prudential Center Newark, N.J. Host: Seton Hall University Alamodome San Antonio, Texas Host: University of Texas-San Antonio

Final Four April 2 and April 4 Reliant Stadium Houston, Texas Hosts: University of Houston/ Rice University

2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW

Cincinnati Bearcats 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 22 11 3 10 34 23 25 30 44 32 42 2 15 1

Name Rashad Bishop Larry Davis Dion Dixon Alex Eppensteiner Kelvin Gaines Yancy Gates Justin Jackson Sean Kilpatrick Anthony McBride Anthony McClain Jaquon Parker Ibrahima Thomas Steve Toyloy Eddie Tyree Darnell Wilks Cashmere Wright

Class Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So.

Pos. F G G G C F F G G C G F C G F G

Ht. 6-6 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-10 6-9 6-8 6-4 6-2 7-0 6-3 6-11 6-8 5-10 6-7 6-0

Wt. 225 195 195 210 225 260 210 215 176 255 210 230 255 175 205 175

Hometown/High School Newark, N.J./Kennedy Houston, Texas/Alief-Hastings Chicago, Il./Crane Technical Prep Common Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder Ocala, Fla./Arlington Country Day Cincinnati, Ohio/Withrow Jacksonville, Fla./Arlington Country Day White Plains, N.Y./Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) Cincinnati, Ohio/Withrow Fort Washington, Md./Nat’l Christian Acad. Suffolk, Va./King’s Fork Dakar, Senegal/Oklahoma State U. West Palm Beach, Fl./Miami Dade CC Canal Winchester, Ohio/Thomas More Nashville, Tenn./Pioneer Christian Academy Savannah, Ga./Urban Christian Academy

2009-10 RECORD 19-16 overall 7-11 BIG EAST (t11th) FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN nr/nr POSTSEASON NIT Second Round

Head Coach: Mick Cronin (Cincinnati ’97) Associate Head Coach: Larry Davis (Asbury ’78) Assistant Coaches: Tony Stubblefield (Nebraska-Omaha ’95), George Jackson (Wittenberg ’79) Head Coach Mick Cronin (Cincinnati ’97) Career Record (seven years) ..............................130-92 (.586) Cincinnati Record (four years)................................ 61-68 (.473) Murray State Record (three years) ........................ 69-23 (.750) BIG EAST Regular Season Record (four years)........ 25-45 (.357) BIG EAST Tournament Record (three years)............... 2-3 (.400) BIG EAST Overall Record (four years)..................... 27-48 (.360) NCAA Record (two appearances) .............................. 0-2 (.000) NIT Record (one appearance).................................... 1-1 (.500) CBI Record (one appearance).................................... 0-1 (.000)

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture Last season, the Bearcats finished 19-16, won two games in the BIG EAST Championship and played in two rounds of the NIT. It was UC’s first NIT bid since 2006. Coach Mick Cronin must find a way to replace guards Lance Stephenson and Deonta Vaughn, the team’s top two scorers. While Cronin will be looking to find some answers offensively, he will have several available choices. Cronin can call on eight players who averaged at least 10 minutes per game last season.

Who’s Back Junior Yancy Gates is the only returning double-figure scorer. The 6-9 forward averaged 10.4 ppg and a team-leading 5.9 rebounds. Sixeleven Ibrahima Thomas helped around the basket by averaging 5.8 points and 5.4 rebounds in his first season with the Bearcats. Six-six senior Rashad Bishop averaged 8.4 points and 4.4 boards. Cashmere Wright was in the rotation at point guard as a freshman. He averaged 5.4 points per game. Junior Dion Dixon averaged 4.9 points while seeing 15.8 minutes of playing time. Six-three Jaquon Parker started eight games and averaged 4.3 ppg. Six-seven Darnell Wilks (3.4) and 6-3 Larry Davis (3.2), are experienced hands who have been through the BIG EAST battles.

Who’s Missing Stephenson, who averaged 12.3 ppg, was the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year. Vaughn averaged 11.7 points and finished his career third on the school’s all-time list with 1,885 points. He also was third with 511 assists and 313 3-pointers. In BIG EAST regular-season play, he finished fourth on the alltime 3-pointer list with 172 made.

Storylines Cronin wants to continue the momentum that he and his staff have established. The Bearcats are a known quantity on defense and on the boards. UC was second in the BIG EAST in rebound margin (+6.2). Although Stephenson and Vaughn have departed, the Bearcats are still an experienced club with five scholarship seniors and two juniors on the roster. The search for more offensive punch may also include two freshmen, 6-8 Justin Jackson and 6-10 Kelvin Gaines.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS Sean Kilpatrick, G, Fr., 6-5, 230 White Plains, N.Y./Notre Dame Prep • Was redshirted in 2009-10. • Averaged 25.6 points per game as a senior at White Plains HS. • Spent the 2008-09 season at Notre Dame Prep, helping the team to a 28-5 record. Kelvin Gaines, C, Fr., 6-10, 225 Ocala, Fla./Arlington Country Day • Averaged 10.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 6.2 blocks as a senior at Heat Academy in Martinsville, Va., in 2008-09. Justin Jackson, F, Fr., 6-8, 210 Jacksonville, Fla./Arlington Country Day • Ranked as the No. 86 player in the ESPNU Top 100 for the Class of 2010.

2009-10 RESULTS (19-16, 7-11 BIG EAST)

(Home: 13-5/Away: 2-9/Neutral: 4-2) High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER 16 Prairie View W, 69-62 6,777 Vaughn 15/Yates 10 18 Toledo W, 92-68 7,010 Bishop 20/Bishop 8 Maui Invitational, Honolulu, Hawaii 23 vs Vanderbilt - ESPN2 W, 67-58 2,400 Gates, Dixon 10/Gates 16 24 vs Maryland - ESPN W, 69-57 2,400 Gates 17/Gates 13 25 vs Gonzaga - ESPN ot L, 59-61 2,400 Stephenson 15/Gates, Vaughn 7 DECEMBER 1 Texas Southern W, 94-57 6,825 Bishop 14/Stephenson 11 10 Miami (Ohio) - ESPN2 ^ W, 63-59 6,280 Stephenson 17/Stephenson 8 13 at Xavier - ESPNU 2ot L, 83-79 10,250 Stephenson 22/Vaughn 9 16 at Alabama-Birmingham L, 47-64 6,939 Dixon 13/Bishop 8 19 Lipscomb W, 80-52 6,647 Stephenson 19/Thomas 6 22 Winthrop W, 74-57 7,292 Gates 16/Bishop 8 30 CONNECTICUT - ESPN2 W, 71-69 10,409 Stephenson 21/Thomas 9 JANUARY 2 at RUTGERS W, 65-58 5,651 Vaughn 17/Gates 8 4 PITTSBURGH - ESPN L, 71-74 8,699 Vaughn 17/Gates 14 6 Cal State-Bakersfield W, 87-58 7,168 Dixon 13/McClain 8 9 at SETON HALL L, 76-83 7,551 Vaughn 20/Bishop 6 13 at ST. JOHN’S - ESPNU L, 50-52 7,040 Gates 12/Gates, Thomas 8 16 NOTRE DAME - ESPNU W, 60-58 11,589 Vaughn 15/Gates 13 20 USF - ESPN2 W, 78-70 7,306 Vaughn 20/Toyloy 8 24 at LOUISVILLE L, 60-68 19,617 Four tied with 12/Thomas 7 30 PROVIDENCE - ESPNU W, 92-88 10,045 Wright 24/Stephenson 9 FEBRUARY 4 at NOTRE DAME - ESPN L, 65-83 8,530 Davis 12/Three with 6 7 SYRACUSE L, 54-71 11,045 Thomas 13/Stephenson 8 13 at CONNECTICUT W, 60-48 14,605 Stephenson 14/Thomas 11 16 at USF - ESPNU L, 57-65 6,607 Vaughn, Wright 14/Thomas 7 21 MARQUETTE ot L, 76-79 10,192 Bishop 17/Thomas, Vaughn 6 24 DE PAUL W, 74-69 8,111 Gates 23/Stephenson, Thomas 10 27 at WEST VIRGINIA L, 68-74 12,598 Vaughn 15/Stephenson 9 MARCH 2 VILLANOVA - ESPN2 L, 73-77 11,076 Bishop 19/Stephenson 7 6 at GEORGETOWN L, 47-74 17,054 Stephenson 23/Stephenson 7 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 9 vs Rutgers - ESPNU W, 69-68 19,375 Stephenson, Parker 19/Gates, Stephenson 7 10 vs Louisville - ESPN W, 69-66 19,375 Gates 16/Parker 9 11 vs West Virginia - ESPN L, 51-54 19,375 Stephenson 19/Gates, Stephenson 7 National Invitation Tournament 17 Weber State - ESPN2 W, 76-62 2,410 Vaughn 16/Gates 6 22 Dayton - ESPN L, 66-81 6,479 Vaughn 28/Thomas 9 ^ U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Connecticut Huskies 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 21 2 25 4 3 5 13 35 34 22 15

Name Class Kyle Bailey Sr. Donnell Beverly Sr. Michael Bradley Fr. Jamal Coombs-McDaniel So. Jeremy Lamb Fr. Ater Majok So. Shabazz Napier Fr. Charles Okwandu Sr. Alex Oriahki So. Roscoe Smith Fr. Kemba Walker Jr.

Pos. G G C/F F G/F F G C F/C F G

Ht. 6-3 6-4 6-10 6-7 6-5 6-10 6-0 7-0 6-9 6-8 6-1

Wt. 190 190 235 210 185 233 170 255 240 205 172

Hometown/High School Lancaster, N.H./White Mountains Regional Los Angeles, Calif./Leuzinger Chattanooga, Tenn./Tyner Academy Dorchester, Mass./Tilton School (N.H.) Norcross, Ga./Norcross HS Sydney, Australia/American Int’l HS Randolph, Mass./Lawrence Academy Lagos, Nigeria/Harcum (Pa.) JC Lowell, Mass./Tilton School (N.H.) Baltimore, Md./Oak Hill Academy Bronx, N.Y./Rice HS

2009-10 RECORD 18-16 overall 7-11 BIG EAST (t11th) FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN nr/nr POSTSEASON NIT Second Round

Head Coach: Jim Calhoun (American International ’68) Associate Head Coach: George Blaney (Holy Cross ’61) Assistant Coaches: Andre LaFleur (Northeastern ’88), Kevin Ollie (Connecticut ’95) Head Coach Jim Calhoun (American International ’68) Career Record (38 years)...................................823-358 (.697) Connecticut Record (24 years)............................575-221 (.722) Northeastern Record (14 years)..........................248-137 (.644) BIG EAST Regular Season Record (24 years)...... 261-145 (.643) BIG EAST Tournament Record (23 years)............... 28-18 (.609) BIG EAST Overall Record (23 years)....................289-163 (.639) NCAA Record (21 appearances)............................. 43-18 (.705) NIT Record (six appearances).................................. 13-5 (.722)

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture After a Final Four run two seasons ago, UConn posted an 18-16 record and a 7-11 BIG EAST mark last year. The Huskies had four double-figure scorers, but there was a dropoff in production after that group. Two full-time starters return for coach Jim Calhoun who will try to assemble cohesive combinations to put the Huskies back in their accustomed role of BIG EAST contenders.

Who’s Back Guard Kemba Walker became one of the BIG EAST’s top guards last season. He averaged 14.6 points and was first in the league in steals (2.1) and second in assists (5.1), earning All-BIG EAST Third Team honors. The other full-time returning starter is center Alex Oriakhi. A BIG EAST All-Rookie Team pick, Oriakhi averaged 5.0 points and 6.6 rebounds. Six-eleven Ater Majok started 22 games and averaged 2.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and blocked 42 shots. Jamal Coombs-McDaniel averaged 3.3 ppg last season as a reserve. The 6-7 wing is the other outside shooting threat with Walker and will push for starting duty. Guard Donnell Beverly (1.6) has been a steady backup. Center Charles Okwandu (1.0, 1.6) served as a reserve to Oriakhi.

Who’s Missing Guard Jerome Dyson was the team’s top scorer with a 17.2 average. He averaged 4.2 assists and joined Walker on the All-BIG EAST Third Team. Forward Stanley Robinson, an NBA draft pick, averaged 14.5 points and led the team with a 7.6 rebounding mark. Forward Gavin Edwards enjoyed a productive season in a sixth-man role. He averaged 10.6 points, grabbed rebounds at a 6.5 clip and finished second in the BIG EAST in field goal shooting, making 59.2 percent.

Storylines Despite “only” finishing with an 18-16 record, the Huskies put up their customary strong defensive numbers. In league games, they allowed opponents to shoot only 40.4 percent, best in the BIG EAST. UConn has led the league in field goal defense in seven of the past nine seasons. The Huskies, as usual, were first in blocked shots with a 6.7 mark in league play and were second nationally at 7.7. Calhoun would welcome some stronger shooting from the perimeter. Freshman Jeremy Lamb may be able to help on the wing or in the backcourt. Guard Shabazz Napier has a good chance to offer some immediate help. The other freshmen are frontcourt hopefuls: 6-10 Michael Bradley, 6-8 Roscoe Smith and 6-9 Tyler Olander.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS Michael Bradley, C-F, Fr., 6-10, 235 Chattanooga, Tenn./Tyner Academy Jeremy Lamb, G-F, Fr., 6-5, 185 Norcross, Ga./Norcross HS Shabazz Napier, G, Fr. 6-0, 170 Randolph, Mass./Lawrence Academy Tyler Olander, F, Fr., 6-9, 225 Mansfield, Conn./E.O. Smith HS Roscoe Smith, G, Fr., 6-8, 205 Baltimore, Md./Oak Hill Academy

2009-10 RESULTS (18-16, 7-11 BIG EAST)

(Home: 15-4/Away: 2-9/Neutral: 1-3) High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER 13 William & Mary W, 75-66 9,719 Dyson 27/Oriakhi 10 NIT Season Tip-Off 16 Colgate - ESPNU W, 77-63 8,562 Robinson 18/Oriakhi 8 17 Hofstra W, 76-67 8,713 Dyson 23/Oriakhi 14 25 vs Louisiana State - ESPN2 ^ W, 81-55 8,756 Walker, Dyson 20/Robinson 10 27 vs Duke - ESPN ^ L, 59-68 13,179 Dyson 15/Oriakhi 13 DECEMBER 2 Boston University W, 92-64 11,502 Dyson 22/Three with 9 6 Harvard W, 79-73 9,194 Dyson 24/Dyson 14 SEC/BIG EAST Invitational, New York, N.Y. 9 vs Kentucky - ESPN L, 61-64 15,874 Dyson 17/Robinson 9 20 Central Florida (XL) W, 60-51 13,685 Robinson 26/Edwards 11 22 Maine (XL) W, 71-54 11,366 Dyson 27/Oriakhi 14 27 Iona (XL) W, 93-74 13,867 Robinson 29/Edwards 9 30 at CINCINNATI - ESPN2 L, 69-71 10,409 Dyson 24/Oriakhi 9 JANUARY 2 NOTRE DAME - ESPNU (XL) W, 82-70 16,294 Robinson 22/Robinson16 6 SETON HALL W, 71-63 9,522 Dyson 16/Dyson 9 9 at GEORGETOWN - ESPN L, 69-72 15,654 Robinson 16/Oriakhi 10 13 PITTSBURGH - ESPN2 (XL) L, 57-67 15,290 Robinson 19/Edwards 10 17 at Michigan - CBS L, 63-68 13,536 Walker 15/Oriakhi 13 20 ST. JOHN’S (XL) W, 75-59 14,213 Dyson 21/Robinson 9 23 Texas - CBS W, 88-74 10,167 Dyson 32/Robinson 12 27 at PROVIDENCE L, 66-81 11,136 Walker, Edwards 17/Oriakhi, Walker 8 30 MARQUETTE (XL) L, 68-70 14,338 Dyson 18/Edwards 14 FEBRUARY 1 at LOUISVILLE - ESPN L, 69-82 19,655 Dyson 18/Robinson 11 6 DE PAUL W, 64-57 10,167 Dyson 20/Robinson 7 10 at SYRACUSE - ESPN L, 67-72 24,847 Dyson 19/Dyson 8 13 CINCINNATI L, 48-60 14,605 Walker 14/Robinson 9 15 at VILLANOVA - ESPN W, 84-75 18,123 Walker 29/Walker 9 20 at RUTGERS W, 76-58 8,085 Dyson 20/Edwards 8 22 WEST VIRGINIA - ESPN (XL) W, 73-62 15,082 Walker 21/Robinson 13 28 LOUISVILLE - CBS L, 76-78 10,167 Walker 28/Robinson, Edwards 13 MARCH 3 at NOTRE DAME - ESPN L, 50-58 9,149 Walker 15/Edwards 11 6 at USF L, 68-75 8,317 Walker 18/Majok, Walker 6 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 9 vs St. John’s - ESPN2 L, 51-73 19,375 Walker 12/Robinson 8 National Invitation Tournament 16 Northeastern - ESPN2 W, 59-57 5,571 Dyson 18/Oriakhi 9 22 at Virginia Tech - ESPN L, 63-65 6,983 Walker 18/Robinson 8 ^ Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y. (XL) XL Center, Hartford, Conn.

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DePaul Blue Demons 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 5 0 23 33 22 3 11 12 15 1 10 25 20

Name Joe Belcaster Michael Bizoukas Jimmy Drew Krys Faber Tony Freeland Devin Hill Jeremiah Kelly Cleveland Melvin Moses Morgan Mike Stovall Mario Stula Eric Wallace Brandon Young

Class So. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr.

Pos. G G G C F F G F G/F G/F F G/F G

Ht. 6-2 6-2 6-5 6-10 6-6 6-9 6-0 6-8 6-6 6-4 6-8 6-7 6-3

Wt. 160 180 220 260 225 210 164 210 215 210 217 233 175

Hometown/High School Berwyn, Ill./Morton Munster, Ind./Munster Anna, Ill./Southeast Missouri State Palmdale, Calif./Ribet Academy Los Angeles, Calif./Fremont Stamford, Conn./St. Luke’s Chicago, Ill./American Christian (Pa.) Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) Las Vegas, Nev./Palo Verde Chicago, Ill./Mineral Area CC (Mo.) Zagreb, Croatia/Decatur Christian (Ill.) Winston-Salem, N.C./Ohio State Washington, D.C./Friendship Collegiate School

2009-10 RECORD 8-23 overall 1-17 BIG EAST (16th) FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN nr/nr POSTSEASON None

Head Coach: Oliver Purnell (Old Dominion ’75) Associate Head Coach: Ron Bradley (Eastern Nazarene ’74) Assistant Coaches: Brian Ellerbe (Rutgers ’85), Billy Garrett (Indianapolis ’91) Head Coach Oliver Purnell (Old Dominion ’75) Career Record (22 years)...................................394-279 Clemson Record (seven years)..............................138-88 Dayton Record (nine years)................................155-116 Old Dominion Record (three years)........................ 57-33 Radford Record (three years)................................. 44-42

(.585) (.611) (.572) (.633) (.512)

BIG EAST Regular Season Record (first year)........................ 0-0 BIG EAST Tournament Record (first year)............................. 0-0 BIG EAST Overall Record (first year).................................... 0-0 NCAA Record (six appearances)................................. 0-6 (.000) NIT Record (eight appearances)................................ 9-8 (.529)

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture The Blue Demons are off to a fresh start with new coach Oliver Purnell, who comes from Clemson with 22 years of head coaching experience. Purnell’s last three Clemson teams made the NCAA Championship. Only 21 teams nationally, including five from the BIG EAST, have played in the last three NCAA tourneys. At DePaul, Purnell will be rebuilding a program that has tasted only two BIG EAST victories in the past two seasons. His first Blue Demon squad will include four players who started at least 17 games last season, but lost its two top scorers, center Mac Koshwal and guard Will Walker.

Who’s Back Swingman Mike Stovall, who showed flashes of explosive scoring ability, averaged 7.0 ppg while making 20 starts last season. Sixseven forward Eric Wallace averaged 6.3 points and 4.9 rebounds, but missed the final seven games of the season. Junior guard Jeremiah Kelly started 27 times and recorded a 5.6 scoring mark with 84 assists. Six-nine forward Devin Hill averaged 4.8 points and 2.9 rebounds and was an effective shot blocker. He was helped by 6-10 center Krys Faber, who averaged 2.4 points and 3.0 boards. Other candidates include 6-8 senior Mario Stula (2.3, 1.1) who played in 27 games. Forward Tony Freeland (3.4, 2.5) will battle for a larger role in 2010-11. Guard Michael Bizoukas averaged 3.7 ppg.

Who’s Missing Koshwal, who left the program a year early, averaged 16.1 points and a team-leading 10.1 rebounds. He was limited to 19 games because of foot injuries, so he did not qualify in the league statistics, but his rebound average would have been third in the BIG EAST. Koshwal posted 11 double-doubles in his 19 contests. The dependable Walker averaged 16.2 ppg and made 71 3-pointers. He finished his career with 195 baskets from beyond the arc, which placed him second on the school’s all-time list. Walker led the BIG EAST in minutes played, averaging 38.1 minutes per game.

Storylines Purnell will be searching for some of the returnees to step up offensively, especially with the departure of Koshwal and Walker. There should be plenty of opportunity for the three newcomers to make their marks as freshmen. They are: 6-5 forward Moses Morgan, 6-3 guard Brandon Young and 6-8 forward Cleveland Martin.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS Cleveland Melvin, F, Fr., 6-8, 210 Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) • Helped Notre Dame to a 30-5 record and the quarterfinals of the National Prep Championship last year. • Led Clifton H.S. in Baltimore to the city, county and state titles in 2008-09. • Averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots as a senior Moses Morgan, G/F, Fr., 6-6, 215 Las Vegas, Nev./Palo Verde • Averaged 20.8 points, 8.4 rebounds as a senior. • Helped Palo Verde to a 21-4 record in 2009-10. • Averaged 17.5 points as a junior and helped Palo Verde win the state championship. Brandon Young, G, Fr., 6-3, 175 Washington, D.C./Friendship Collegiate Academy • Averaged 14 points, 9.7 assists and 6.7 rebounds as a senior. • Led Friendship Academy to a 26-4 record in 2009-10. • Was first Friendship player to Washington Post All-Met First Team honors.

2009-10 RESULTS (8-23, 1-17 BIG EAST)

(Home: 6-9/Away: 0-11/Neutral: 2-3) High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER 17 Columbia W, 59-53 7,525 Koshwal 19/Koshwal 12 Paradise Jam, St. Thomas, USVI 20 vs Northern Iowa W, 60-52 3,117 Kelly 18/Koshwal 19 21 vs Tennessee L, 53-57 3,222 Koshwal, Walker 14/Koshwal 8 23 vs Saint Joseph’s W, 58-51 3,755 Walker 25/Faber 8 28 Detroit ot W, 68-66 7,522 Walker 20/Wallace 6 DECEMBER 2 Alabama State W, 58-50 7,018 Walker 21/Wallace 9 5 at Vanderbilt L, 54-57 14,016 Walker 17/Wallace 7 SEC/BIG EAST Invitational, Tampa, Fla. 10 vs Mississippi State - ESPN2 L, 45-76 9,353 Wallace 15, Wallace 8 13 Illinois-Chicago W, 77-56 7,392 Walker 18/Hill, Bizoukas 9 16 American L, 57-62 7,023 Hill 16/Hill, Wallace 4 19 Texas State W, 86-69 7,032 Walker 23/Stovall 9 22 at Florida-Gulf Coast L, 61-64 3,125 Koshwal 16/Koshwal 13 28 at PITTSBURGH - ESPNU L, 52-65 10,811 Koshwal, Walker 11/Wallace 8 JANUARY 3 GEORGETOWN L, 50-67 8,595 Koshwal 16/Koshwal 8 6 at VILLANOVA L, 72-99 6,500 Koshwal 17/Koshwal 11 14 PROVIDENCE - ESPN2 L, 62-79 7,533 Stovall 30/Freeland 8 17 ST. JOHN’S L, 47-67 4,317 Walker 14/Wallace 9 20 MARQUETTE W, 51-50 10,115 Walker 17/Faber 10 23 at NOTRE DAME L, 77-87 9,149 Walker 35/Hill 8 26 WEST VIRGINIA L, 46-62 8,498 Walker 17/Koshwal 7 30 SYRACUSE L, 57-59 11,554 Walker 21/Faber 8 FEBRUARY 3 at MARQUETTE - ESPN2 L, 69-80 15,151 Koshwal 18/Koshwal 11 6 at CONNECTICUT L, 57-64 10,167 Walker 24/Wallace 7 14 at SETON HALL L, 71-79 7,727 Walker 19/Koshwal 10 16 RUTGERS - ESPNU L, 64-68 7,512 Koshwal 24/Koshwal 12 20 LOUISVILLE - ESPNU L, 59-68 13,754 Koshwal 26/Koshwal 10 24 at CINCINNATI L, 69-74 8,111 Walker 24/Koshwal 12 27 at RUTGERS - ESPNU L, 62-71 4,712 Koshwal 20/Koshwal 9 MARCH 2 USF - ESPNU L, 59-63 7,235 Koshwal 24/Koshwal 11 5 ST. JOHN’S 3ot L, 82-90 8,452 Koshwal 23/Koshwal 10 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 9 vs USF - ESPN2 L, 49-58 19,375 Walker 20/Koshwal 10

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Georgetown Hoyas 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 20 21 12 15 11 30 1 22 4

Name Moses Abraham Jerrelle Benimon Aaron Bowen Jason Clark Ryan Dougherty Austin Freeman Nate Lubick Vee Sanford Henry Sims Markel Starks Hollis Thompson Julian Vaughn Chris Wright

Class Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr.

Pos. C F F G G G F G C G F F G

Ht. 6-9 6-7 6-5 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-8 6-3 6-10 6-0 6-7 6-9 6-1

Wt. 237 242 180 170 192 227 227 180 230 157 205 247 208

2009-10 RECORD 23-11 overall 10-8 BIG EAST (t7th)

Hometown/High School Kano, Nigeria/Progressive Christian (Md.) Warrenton, Va./Fauquier Jacksonville, Fla./QEA (N.C.) Arlington, Va./Bishop O’Connell Washington, D.C./St. Alban’s Mitchelville, Md./DeMatha Southborough, Mass./St. Mark’s Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic Baltimore, Md./Mount St. Joseph Accokeek, Md./Georgetown Prep Concord, Calif./De La Salle Vienna, Va./Florida State Washington, D.C./St. John’s Prep (Md.)

FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN 14/rv POSTSEASON NCAA First Round

Head Coach: John Thompson III (Princeton ’88) Assistant Coaches: Mike Brennan (Princeton ’94), Kenya Hunter (Duquesne ’96), Robert Kirby (Pan American ’83) Head Coach John Thompson III (Princeton ’88) Career Record (10 years)...................................207-104 (.666) Georgetown Record (six years).............................139-62 (.692) Princeton Record (four years)................................ 68-42 (.618) BIG EAST Regular Season Record (six years).......... 63-39 (.618) BIG EAST Tournament Record (six years)................. 11-5 (.688) BIG EAST Overall Record (six years)....................... 74-44 (.627) NCAA Record (six appearances)................................. 7-6 (.538) NIT Record (three appearances) ............................... 2-3 (.400)

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture In 2009-10, the Hoyas produced what is becoming a typical season under coach John Thompson III. Georgetown finished 23-11 overall and earned another NCAA invitation, its fourth in the last six years. They were 10-8 in league play and advanced to the BIG EAST Championship final for the third time in the past four years. Thompson, who is entering his seventh season as the Hoya headmaster, welcomes back four starters, though the lone loss is a significant one, center Greg Monroe.

Who’s Back The Hoyas may have one of the strongest three-guard lineups in the nation. Austin Freeman made All-BIG EAST Second Team after averaging 16.5 ppg. In league games, he was first in the BIG EAST in 3-point shooting, making 51.9 percent. Point guard Chris Wright averaged 15.2 points and 4.1 assists. Jason Clark averaged 10.5 ppg and shot 42.4 percent from beyond the arc. Vee Sanford returns in a reserve role. In the frontcourt, 6-9 Julian Vaughn is a returning starter who averaged 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds. Hollis Thompson, a versatile 6-7 forward, averaged 4.8 points and 2.4 boards after playing 19.5 minutes per game. Six-ten Henry Sims (1.4, 2.0) and 6-7 Jerrell Benimon (1.4, 2.0) will push to be noticed.

Who’s Missing Center Greg Monroe was an All-BIG EAST First Team selection after posting a 16.1 scoring average. He was third in the BIG EAST in rebounding with a 9.6 mark. Monroe, who played two seasons with the Hoyas, was an NBA first-round draft pick.

Storylines Monroe had unique ballhandling skills for a center and will be difficult to replace, but the Hoyas can build around an outstanding backcourt. Last season in BIG EAST games, GU led the league in field goal shooting (49.9 percent) and 3-point shooting (40.0 percent). Hollis Thompson could move into a starting position at forward. The Hoyas would benefit from continued development of Sims and Berrimon around the basket. Georgetown has four newcomers: forwards Aaron Bowen and Nat Lubick, center Moses Abraham and guard Markel Starks. This season, there may be more immediate opportunities to play in the frontcourt than at guard.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS Moses Abraham, C, Fr., 6-9, 237 Kano, Nigeria/Progressive Christian (Md.) Aaron Bowen, F, Fr., 6-5, 180 Jacksonville, Fla./QEA (N.C.) Nate Lubick, F, Fr., 6-8, 227 Southborough, Mass./St. Mark’s Markel Starks, G, Fr., 6-0, 157 Accokeek, Md./Georgetown Prep

2009-10 RESULTS (23-11, 10-8 BIG EAST)

(Home: 12-4/Away: 6-5/Neutral: 5-2) High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER 13 at Tulane W, 74-58 3,463 Monroe 18/Monroe 11 17 Temple W, 46-45 8,712 Wright 15/Monroe 9 21 at Savannah State W, 63-44 3,176 Clark 14/Monroe 7 28 Lafayette W, 97-64 9,172 Clark 19/Monroe 9 30 Mount Saint Mary’s W, 83-62 7,643 Monroe 19, Monroe 11 DECEMBER 5 American W, 73-46 10,465 Wright, Sims 12/Monroe 13 Jimmy V Classic, Madison Square Garden 8 vs Butler - ESPN W, 72-65 8,975 Monroe 24/Monroe 15 Wooden Classic, Anaheim, Calif. 12 vs Washington - FSN W, 74-66 13,043 Vaughn 18/Monroe, Vaughn 7 19 Old Dominion (MA) L, 57-61 2,400 Monroe 15/Monroe, Vaughn 7 23 Harvard W, 86-70 7,613 Wright 34/Monroe 16 31 ST. JOHN’S - ESPN2 W, 66-59 9,376 Wright 21/Vaughn 9 JANUARY 3 at DE PAUL W, 67-50 8,595 Wright 18/Vaughn 7 6 at MARQUETTE L, 59-62 15,984 Freeman 20/Monroe 10 9 CONNECTICUT - ESPN W, 72-69 15,654 Freeman 33/Monroe 10 14 SETON HALL - ESPN W, 85-73 12,824 Wright 21/Monroe 9 17 at VILLANOVA L, 77-82 20,016 Monroe 29/Monroe 16 20 at PITTSBURGH - ESPNU W, 74-66 12,677 Wright 27/Monroe 11 23 RUTGERS W, 88-63 13,124 Monroe 21/Monroe 14 25 at SYRACUSE - ESPN L, 56-73 26,508 Freeman 23/Freeman 6 30 Duke - CBS W, 89-77 20,039 Monroe, Wright 21/Monroe 5 FEBRUARY 3 USF L, 64-72 12,207 Monroe, Freeman 21/Monroe 8 6 VILLANOVA - ESPN W, 103-90 10,387 Freeman 25/Monroe 8 9 at PROVIDENCE - ESPN2 W, 79-70 9,073 Wright 21/Monroe 7 14 at RUTGERS L, 68-71 6,225 Monroe 19/Monroe 8 18 SYRACUSE - ESPN2 L, 71-75 19,976 Freeman 21/Monroe 9 23 at LOUISVILLE - ESPN2 W, 70-60 19,917 Freeman 29/Monroe 14 27 NOTRE DAME - CBS L, 64-78 15,992 Monroe 15/Clark 5 MARCH 1 at WEST VIRGINIA - ESPN L, 68-81 13,211 Monroe 22/Monroe 9 6 CINCINNATI W, 74-47 17,054 Freeman 24/Monroe 15 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 10 vs USF - ESPN W, 69-49 19,375 Monroe, Clark 16/Monroe 8 11 vs Syracuse - ESPN W, 91-84 19,375 Wright 27/Monroe 10 12 vs Marquette - ESPN W, 80-57 19,375 Monroe 23/Monroe 13 13 vs West Virginia - ESPN L, 58-60 19,375 Wright 20/Monroe 6 NCAA Championship 18 vs Ohio - CBS ^ L, 83-97 11,106 Wright 28/Monroe 13 ^ Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, R.I. (MA) McDonough Arena, Washington, D.C.

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Louisville Cardinals 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 4 1 10 0 23 22 2 14 33 32 3 5 24 21 44

Name Rakeem Buckles Justin Coleman Gorgui Dieng George Goode Terrence Jennings Elisha Justice Preston Knowles Kyle Kuric Mike Marra Richie Phares Peyton Siva Roburt Sallie Chris Smith Russ Smith Jared Swopshire Stephan Van Treese

Class So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr So.

Pos. F G/F C F F G G G G F G G G G F F

Ht. 6-8 6-5 6-10 6-8 6-9 5-10 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-7 5-11 6-5 6-2 6-0 6-8 6-9

Wt. 200 215 215 230 220 180 190 195 200 225 180 200 200 160 205 220

Hometown/Last School Miami, Fla./Monsignor Pace Richmond, Va./Huntington Prep (W.Va.) Dakar, Senegal/Huntington Prep (W.Va.) Raytown, Mo./Raytown South Sacramento, Calif./Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) Pikeville, Ky./Shelby Valley Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark Evansville, Ind./Memorial Smithfield, R.I./Northfield Mt. Hermon (Mass.) Georgetown, Ky./Scott County Seattle, Wash./Franklin Sacramento, Calif./Univ. of Memphis Millstone, N.J./Manhattan College Briarwood, N.Y./South Kent (Conn.) St. Louis, Mo./IMG Academy (Fla.) Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence-North

2009-10 RECORD 20-13 overall 11-7 BIG EAST (t5th) FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN nr/nr POSTSEASON NCAA First Round

Head Coach: Rick Pitino (Massachusetts ’74) Associate Coach: Ralph Willard (Holy Cross ’67) Assistant Coaches: Steve Masiello (Kentucky ’00), Tim Fuller (Wake Forest ’00) Head Coach Rick Pitino (Massachusetts ’74) Career Record (24 years)...................................572-210 (.731) Louisville Record (nine years)...............................220-86 (.719) Kentucky Record (eight years)..............................219-50 (.814) Providence Record (two years).............................. 42-23 (.646) Boston University Record (five years)..................... 91-51 (.641) BIG EAST Regular Season Record (seven years)...... 76-42 (.644) BIG EAST Tournament Record (seven years)............... 5-6 (.455) BIG EAST Overall Record (seven years).................. 81-48 (.628) NCAA Record (15 appearances)............................. 38-14 (.731) NIT Record (four appearances).................................. 5-4 (.556)

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture Last season, the Cardinals posted their eighth straight 20-win season when they finished 20-13 overall and 11-7 in the BIG EAST. Coach Rick Pitino has to deal with the challenge of replacing four starters, including his top three scorers from last year. His top returning scorer is junior forward Jared Swopshire who averaged only 7.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. But history shows that it might be a mistake to predict a big dropoff for the Cardinals. In their five seasons as a member of the BIG EAST, Louisville owns a 59-27 regular-season record in league play, second only to Pittsburgh’s 60-26 mark. This year, Pitino welcomes six newcomers and plans to speed up the tempo a little with his young squad.

Who’s Back Swopshire made 20 starts last season and assumed a more prominent role as the year progressed. Guard Preston Knowles averaged 7.2 points, but is known as much for his defensive prowess. Forward Terrence Jennings averaged 5.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. Peyton Siva was the backup point guard and averaged 3.9 ppg. Forward Rakeem Buckles averaged 3.8 points and 3.4 rebounds. In the Cardinals’ NCAA game against California, Buckles scored a career-high 20 points on 10-of-11 shooting with nine rebounds. Junior Kyle Kuric (4.0) and sophomore Mike Marra (3.1) have shown flashes of 3-point excellence. Junior forward George Goode and sophomore Stephan Van Treese saw limited duty last year in the frontcourt.

Who’s Missing Center Samardo Samuels declared for the NBA after only two seasons with Louisville. Last year, he was tops on the Cardinal squad with averages of 15.3 points and 7.0 rebounds. The three starting guards have departed. Edgar Sosa was second in scoring at 13.1 ppg and first in assists at 4.6. Jerry Smith averaged 8.3 ppg while Reginald Delk’s scoring mark was 6.4.

Storylines The Cardinals have some holes to fill, but appear to have candidates ready to emerge as quality BIG EAST performers. Pitino has said he wants to play at a faster pace this season on both ends of the floor and have the defense create scoring opportunities. In addition to choices from the group of returnees, Pitino hopes to get clearance from the NCAA for Roburt Sallie, a 6-5 transfer from Memphis, to be able to play this season. He is Memphis’ career leader in 3-point shooting and can play the small forward or shooting guard. Six freshmen will try to earn Pitino’s attention. They are: guards Elisha Justice, Chris Smith, Russ Smith (no relation), swingman Justin Coleman, redshirt Richie Phares and center Gorgui Dieng.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS Justin Coleman, G/F, Sr., 6-5, 215 Richmond, Va./Huntington Prep (W.Va.) • Averaged 20.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists at Huntington Prep. • Had 24 points and won the dunk contest in the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic. • Was named Most Surprising Player at the 2009 NBA Players AssociationTop 100 Camp. Gorgui Dieng, C, Fr., 6-10, 215 Dakar, Senegal/Huntington Prep (W.Va.) • Averaged 15.4 points, 12.6 rebounds and 7.2 blocks as a senior at Huntington Prep. • Named MVP of the Black Team in the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic. • Was a teammate of Cardinal recruit Justin Coleman. Elisha Justice, G, Fr., 5-10, 180, Pikeville, Ky./Shelby Valley • Was named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball and the Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year. • Averaged 20.1 points, 5.9 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 3.9 steals as a senior. • Was named the MVP of the state tournament and amassed a state prep record 540 career steals. Richie Phares, F, 6-7, 225, Georgetown, Ky./Scott County • Was redshirted in 2009-10 due to a knee injury. • Averaged 18.0 points and 8.8 rebounds as a senior at Scott County. • Helped Scott County win the state championship as a sophomore. Roburt Sallie, G, Fr., 6-5, 200 Sacramento, Calif./Univ. of Memphis • Lettered the last two years at Memphis, where he averaged 10.5 points and 4.0 boards. • Started 22 games and helped the Tigers post a 24-10 record. • His 43.8 percent career three-point accuracy is a Memphis record. • As a sophomore, scored 35 points off the bench in an NCAA win over Cal StateNorthridge.

2009-10 RESULTS (20-13, 11-7 BIG EAST)

(Home: 15-4/Away: 4-7/Neutral: 1-2) High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER Hall of Fame Showcase, St. Louis, Mo. 17 vs Arkansas - ESPN2 W, 96-66 12,107 Delk 20/Swopshire 11 21 East Tennessee State W, 69-56 19,179 Sosa 16/Samuels 11 22 Morgan State W, 90-81 18,942 Samuels 23/Samuels 12 23 Appalachian State W, 80-53 19,027 Samuels 16/Buckles 10 28 at UNLV L, 71-76 14,390 Sosa 18/Buckles 11 DECEMBER 2 Stetson W, 80-48 18,916 Smith 17/Samuels 7 5 Charlotte - ESPNU L, 65-87 19,221 Samuels 14/Swopshire 8 12 Western Carolina L, 83-91 19,247 Sosa 16/Swopshire 7 16 Oral Roberts W, 94-57 18,858 Sosa 18/Samuels 7 19 Western Kentucky - ESPN2 W, 102-75 19,531 Smith, Sosa 17/Samuels 9 23 Louisiana-Lafayette W, 84-69 18,894 Samuels 29/Samuels 15 27 Radford W, 79-53 19,265 Samuels 18, Samuels 14 30 USF W, 73-52 19,386 Sosa 16/Swopshire 7 JANUARY 2 at Kentucky - CBS L, 62-71 24,479 Sosa 11/Samuels 9 6 at PROVIDENCE - ESPNU W, 92-70 9,207 Sosa 26/Swopshire 11 9 ST. JOHN’S W, 75-68 19,263 Smith 16/Samuels 11 11 VILLANOVA - ESPN L, 84-92 20,076 Samuels 21/Samuels, Swopshire 7 16 at PITTSBURGH ot L, 77-82 12,781 Samuels 25/Samuels 6 21 at SETON HALL - ESPN L, 77-80 7,139 Sosa 15/Three with 6 24 CINCINNATI W, 68-60 19,617 Sosa, Samuels 14/Delk 11 30 at WEST VIRGINIA - ESPN L, 74-77 12,471 Samuels, Delk 16/Swopshire 8 FEBRUARY 1 CONNECTICUT W, 82-69 19,665 Sosa 15/Swopshire 9 6 RUTGERS W, 76-60 19,775 Smith 16/Samuels 11 11 at ST. JOHN’S - ESPN2 L, 55-74 5,748 Samuels 18/Samuels 6 14 at SYRACUSE - ESPN W, 66-60 31,053 Sosa, Marra 12/Samuels 6 17 NOTRE DAME - ESPN2 2ot W, 91-89 19,623 Samuels 36/Swopshire 9 20 at DE PAUL - ESPNU W, 68-59 13,754 Samuels 14/Jennings 9 23 GEORGETOWN - ESPN2 L, 60-70 19,917 Sosa 24/Samuels, Swopshire 6 28 at CONNECTICUT - CBS W, 78-76 10,167 Samuels 14/Samuels 7 MARCH 2 at MARQUETTE - ESPNU L, 48-69 16,281 Sosa 9/Samuels 6 6 SYRACUSE - ESPN W, 78-68 20,135 Kuric 22/Samuels 12 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 10 vs Cincinnati - ESPN L, 66-69 19,375 Sosa 28/Sosa 6 NCAA Championship 19 vs California - CBS ^ L, 62-77 12,251 Buckles 20/Buckles 9 ^ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla.

Chris Smith, G, Jr., 6-2, 200 Millstone, N.J./Manhattan College • Walk-on transfer who played two seasons at Manhattan. • Averaged 13.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots in 2008-09. • Averaged 18.8 points, 5.3 boards and 4.9 assists as a senior at St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.). Russ Smith, G, Fr., 6-0, 160 Briarwood, N.Y./South Kent School (Ct.) • Averaged 19.7 points and 3.9 assists at South Kent last season. • In 2008-09, he averaged 29.6 points and 7.3 rebounds at Archbishop Molloy (N.Y.) • Led the New York City Catholic League (CHSAA) twice in scoring.

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Marquette Golden Eagles 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 2 33 23 5 32 45 21 54 1 22 42 25 4 12 0

Name Vander Blue Jimmy Butler Dwight Buycks Junior Cadougan Jae Crowder Robert Frozena Joseph Fulce Davante Gardner Darius Johnson-Odom Jamail Jones Chris Otule Dave Singleton Reggie Smith Erik Williams Jamil Wilson

Class Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. So. So.

Pos. G G/F G G F G F F G F C G G F F

Ht. 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-1 6-6 6-1 6-7 6-8 6-2 6-6 6-11 6-4 6-0 6-7 6-7

Wt. 190 220 190 205 225 190 205 290 215 210 260 190 175 210 210

Hometown/High School Madison, Wis./Memorial Tomball, Texas/Tyler JC Milwaukee, Wis./Indian Hills JC (Iowa) Toronto, Ont./Christian Life Academy Villa Rica, Ga./Villa Rica Sherwood, Wisc./St. Mary Central Plano, Texas/Tyler JC Suffolk, Va./King’s Fork Raleigh, N.C./Hutchinson JC (Kan.) Atlanta, Ga./Montverde Academy Richmond, Texas/Ft. Bend Bush Coatesville, Pa./Hill School (N.J.) Chicago, Ill./Thornton Township Houston, Tex./Cypress Springs Racine, Wis./Horlick

2009-10 RECORD 22-12 overall 11-7 BIG EAST (t5th) FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN rv/nr POSTSEASON NCAA First Round

Head Coach: Buzz Williams (Oklahoma City ’94) Assistant Coaches: Tony Benford (Texas Tech ’92), Aki Collins (Clark Atlanta ’97), Scott Monarch (Missouri Valley State ’86) Head Coach Buzz Williams (Oklahoma City ’94) Career Record (three years).................................. 61-39 (.610) Marquette Record (two years)............................... 47-22 (.681) New Orleans Record (one year)............................. 14-17 (.452) BIG EAST Regular Season Record (two years)......... 23-13 (.639) BIG EAST Tournament Record (two years).................. 3-2 (.600) BIG EAST Overall Record (two years)..................... 26-15 (.634) NCAA Record (two years).......................................... 1-2 (.333) NIT Record......................................................................... 0-0

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture Marquette put together a 22-12 season that ended with another NCAA appearance last March. Each of MU’s five seasons in the BIG EAST has been a 20-win campaign that included a trip to the NCAA Championship. Last year, the Golden Eagle program led by coach Buzz Williams returned to the NCAAs while working with only one returning starter. This year, Williams has to find a way to replace Lazar Hayward, an NBA first-round draft choice, to maintain the 20-win and NCAA streaks.

Who’s Back The nucleus for 2010-11 starts with Jimmy Butler who earned All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention recognition last season. The 6-7 forward averaged 14.7 points and 6.4 rebounds, which were second on the team in both categories. Guard Darius Johnson-Odom averaged 13.0 ppg and was second in the BIG EAST in 3-point shooting, making 47.4 percent. Point guard Junior Cadougan saw action in 12 games, but may be poised for a much bigger role in 2010-11. Guard Dwight Buycks may move into a full-time starter’s role after averaging 6.7 points last season. Forward Joe Fulce averaged 3.5 points and 3.1 boards while averaging 11.7 minutes. Other frontcourt returnees include center Chris Otule and forward Erik Williams.

Who’s Missing Hayward was among the BIG EAST leaders in several categories last season, averaging 18.1 points (6th) and 7.5 rebounds (9th). He also connected at an 84.3 percent clip from the foul line (5th) and had a steal average of 1.9 (3rd). Guards Maurice Acker (8.7) and David Cubillan (6.8) were dependable veterans who helped Marquette lead the BIG EAST in 3-point shooting. MU made 41.3 percent from beyond the arc which was fourth best in the nation.

Storylines In league games last season, Marquette was first in the BIG EAST in scoring defense (65.6), free throw shooting (.760), 3-point defense (.304) and turnover margin (+4.39). Those numbers helped translate into an 11-7 BIG EAST mark, which included winning three straight games that went into overtime – all on the road. The Golden Eagles played 17 games that were decided by five points or less or went into overtime, easily the highest total in the league. Newcomers should get some long looks to contribute immediately. The group includes guards Vander Blue and Reggie Smith along with forwards Jamail Jones, Davante Gardner and junior college transfer Jae Crowder. Blue was a member of the USA Basketball U-18 Team.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS Vander Blue, G, Fr., 6-4, 190 Madison, Wisc./Memorial • Was a starter on the USA Basketball U18 Team and helped the team to a gold medal in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in San Antonio, Texas. • Amassed 1,269 points, 211 assists and 179 steals in his prep career at Memorial. • As a senior, he averaged 16.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists and led his team to the state title game. Jae Crowder, F, Jr., 6-6, 225 Villa Rica, Ga./Howard JC (Texas) • Was named 2009-10 NJCAA Player of the Year and First Team All-America. • Had 27 points and 12 rebounds in helping Howard win the national title game. • Averaged 18.9 points, 9.0 rebounds, a.5 assists and 2.4 steals for the season. Davonte Gardner, F, Fr., 6-8, 290 Suffolk, Va./King’s Fork • Was a Virginia Coaches Association First Team All-State selection as a senior. • Averaged 22.2 points, 22.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. • Became only the third player in King’s Fork history to score more than 1,000 career points (1,431). Jamail Jones, F, Fr., 6-6, 210 Atlanta, Ga./Montverde Academy (Fla.) • Averaged 16.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.1 steals as a senior at Montverde. • Helped Montverde to a 25-5 record and a top-10 national ranking. • As a junior at Green Forest Academy in Decatur (Ga.), he helped the team to a 26-4 record. Reggie Smith, G, Fr., 6-0, 175 Chicago, Ill./Thornton Township • Finished his career at Thornton Township with over 1,300 points, 400 boards, 200 assists and 200 steals. • Helped Thornton Township to a regional crown as a senior. • Averaged 18.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 2009-10.

2009-10 RESULTS (22-12, 11-7 BIG EAST)

(Home: 13-4/Away: 5-5/Neutral: 4-3) Att High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER 13 Centenary W, 85-62 14,093 Butler 27/Butler 13 17 Maryland-Eastern Shore W, 86-60 13,511 Hayward 28/Hayward 8 21 Grambling W, 87-41 13,716 Butler 15/Buycks 10 24 South Dakota W, 93-68 13,731 Hayward 20/Hayward 8 Old Spice Classic, Orlando, Fla. 26 vs Xavier - ESPN2 W, 71-61 2,853 Hayward 27/Buycks 7 27 vs Michigan - ESPN W, 79-65 3,660 Hayward 22/Hayward, Butler 9 29 vs.Florida State - ESPN2 L, 57-56 2,225 Hayward 21/Butler 11 DECEMBER 5 North Carolina State L, 73-77 15,803 Butler 19/Butler 12 8 Milwaukee W, 71-51 14,244 Butler 19/Butler 5 12 at Wisconsin - ESPN2 L, 63-72 17,230 Hayward 21/Hayward 12 19 North Florida W, 78-51 14,117 Butler 21/Fulce 10 27 Presbyterian W, 102-62 14,321 Hayward 23/Butler 8 29 at WEST VIRGINIA L, 62-63 12,872 Hayward 24/Johnson-Odom 6 JANUARY 2 VILLANOVA - ESPN2 L, 72-74 18,093 Butler 19/Hayward 14 6 GEORGETOWN W, 62-59 15,984 Cubillan 18/Hayward 11 9 at VILLANOVA L, 76-78 6,500 Hayward 20/Hayward 8 17 PROVIDENCE W, 93-63 16,154 Acker 23/Four with 5 20 at DE PAUL L, 50-51 10,115 Hayward 14/Hayward 8 23 at SYRACUSE - ESPNU L, 71-76 29,011 Johnson-Odom 17/Hayward 8 26 RUTGERS - ESPNU W, 82-59 16,793 Butler, Johnson-Odom 16/Hayward 12 30 at CONNECTICUT W, 70-68 14,338 Butler 21/Butler 7 FEBRUARY 3 DE PAUL - ESPN2 W, 80-69 15,151 Johnson-Odom 21/Hayward 14 6 at PROVIDENCE W, 82-79 12,061 Hayward 28/Hayward 9 13 USF W, 63-52 18,064 Hayward 18/Hayward 14 18 PITTSBURGH - ESPN2 L, 51-58 16,486 Butler 14/Butler 7 21 at CINCINNATI ot W, 79-76 10,192 Butler, Johnson-Odom 20/Hayward 11 24 at ST. JOHN’S ot W, 63-61 4,424 Hayward 22/Butler 8 28 at SETON HALL ot W, 84-83 9,475 Hayward 23/Hayward 8 MARCH 2 LOUISVILLE - ESPNU W, 69-48 16,281 Johnson-Odom 22/Jonhson-Odom 7 6 NOTRE DAME ot L, 60-63 18,942 Hayward 18/Butler 8 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 10 vs St. John’s - ESPN W, 57-55 19,375 Hayward 20/Hayward 9 11 vs Villanova - ESPN W, 80-76 19,375 Johnson-Odom 24/Butler 8 12 vs Georgetown - ESPN L, 57-80 19,375 Butler 17/Butler 5 NCAA Championship 18 vs Washington - CBS ^ L, 78-80 15,427 Hayward 20/Cubillan 8 ^ HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif.

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 21 0 33 32 45 12 22 23 25 5 14 1 34

Name Tim Abromaitis Eric Atkins Mike Broghammer Joey Brooks Jack Cooley Alex Dragicevich Jerian Grant Ben Hansbrough Tom Knight Tom Kopko Scott Martin Tyrone Nash Carleton Scott

Class Sr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Pos. F G F G F G G F F G G G F

Ht. 6-8 6-1 6-9 6-5 6-9 6-6 6-5 6-3 6-9 6-2 6-8 6-8 6-7

Wt. 235 170 243 215 244 210 180 206 251 183 219 232 217

Hometown/High School Unionville, Conn./Farmington Columbia, Md./Mount Saint Joseph Orono, Minn./Hopkins Houston, Texas/Strake Jesuit Prep Evanston, Ill./Glenbrook South Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North Bowie, Md./DeMatha Poplar Bluff, Mo./Mississippi State University Dixfield, Maine/Dirigo Chicago, Ill./St. Laurence Valparaiso, Ind./Purdue University Queens, N.Y./Lawrence Woodmere Academy San Antonio, Texas/James Madison

2009-10 RECORD 23-12 overall 10-8 BIG EAST (t7th) FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN rv/nr POSTSEASON NCAA First Round

Head Coach: Mike Brey (George Washington ’82) Assistant Coaches: Anthony Solomon (Virginia ’87), Rod Balanis (Georgia Tech ’93), Martin Ingelsby (Notre Dame ’01) Head Coach Mike Brey (George Washington ’82) Career Record (15 years)...................................310-165 (.653) Notre Dame Record (10 years)...........................211-113 (.651) Delaware Record (five years)................................. 99-52 (.656) BIG EAST Regular Season Record (10 years).......... 98-68 (.590) BIG EAST Tournament Record (10 years)................. 6-10 (.375) BIG EAST Overall Record (10 years)......................104-78 (.571) NCAA Record (eight appearances).............................. 5-8 (.385) NIT Record (five appearances)................................... 6-5 (.545)

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture Last year, Notre Dame finished 2312 overall, 10-8 in the BIG EAST and returned to the NCAAs after a one-year absence. It was ND’s fifth straight 20-win season. The Fighting Irish must deal with the loss of forward all-American Luke Harandgody and point guard Tory Jackson, but coach Mike Brey’s club figures to be strong again with some proven BIG EAST performers and some key new additions. The Irish have made the postseason in each of Brey’s 10 seasons at the helm and that streak seems likely to continue in 2010-11.

Who’s Back Senior Tim Abromaitis had a huge breakout season in 2009-10. The 6-8 forward averaged 16.1 ppg and was one of the league’s top shooters. He was third in the BIG EAST in free throw shooting (87.3 percent) and fourth in 3-point shooting (42.9 percent). Guard Ben Hansbrough averaged 12.0 ppg in his first season with the Irish after transferring from Mississippi State. He shot 41.4 percent from beyond the arc. Forward Tyrone Nash became a starter last season and helped with a 7.8 scoring average and a 5.2 rebounding mark. Forward Carleton Scott (5.0, 4.6) was a valuable reserve last year. Three sophomores -- guard Joey Brooks and forwards Mike Broghammer and Jack Cooley -will be looking for increased roles.

Who’s Missing Harangody was one of the most productive players in the history of the BIG EAST. Last season, he was first in the league in scoring, averaging 21.8 ppg and finished fourth in rebounding at 9.1. In BIG EAST play, he finished third on the league’s all-time scoring list with 1,329 points and was second in rebounds with 662. Harangody might have broken the record if he was not injured late last season. He became only the third player in conference history to earn consensus all-America honors three times. Jackson was the steely point guard that every successful team needs. Last season, he averaged 9.6 points and a league-leading 5.3 assists. Guard Jonathan Peoples, who started 10 games, averaged 3.4 ppg.

Storylines Scott Martin should have been listed in the returnee column but he missed last season with an ACL injury. The 6-8 transfer from Purdue can play either the small forward or big guard. Abromaitis and Hansbrough give Notre Dame a very solid scoring base. Freshman Eric Atkins may become the starter at point guard. Last year, the Irish, with the help of Jackson’s ballhandling skills, were first in the BIG EAST with an assist/turnover ratio of 1.62. Even with the loss of Harangody, the Irish are deeper this season in the frontcourt in terms of the number of players. Guard hopefuls Alex Dragicevich and Jerian Grant likely will be slated for backup roles this season.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS Eric Atkins, G, Fr., 6-1, 170 Columbia, Md./Mount Saint Joseph • Averaged 15 points and four assists while leading team to a 28-3 mark as a senior. • Named Baltimore Catholic League MVP as a junior and senior. • Was a two-time all-state selection and a McDonald’s All-American nominee. Alex Dragicevich, G, Fr., 6-6, 210 Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North • Averaged 22 points, eight rebounds and four assists as senior. • Was a first-team all-state pick by Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. • Was a three-time Chicago Sun Times AllArea selection. Jerian Grant, G, Fr., 6-5, 180 Bowie, Md./DeMatha • Averaged 10.5 points as a senior while helping team to a 32-4 record. • Was a two-time Washington Catholic Athletic Conference honoree. • Made the Washington Post’s All-Met Team as a junior and senior. Scott Martin, G, So., 6-8, 212 Valparaiso, Ind./Purdue University • Missed the 2009-10 season with a knee injury. • Sat out the 2008-09 season after transferring from Purdue. • Averaged 8.5 points and 3.6 rebounds while making eight starts for Purdue in 2007-08. • Was named first team all-state by Associated Press as a prep senior at Valparaiso H.S.

2009-10 RESULTS (23-12, 10-8 BIG EAST)

(Home: 17-3/Away: 3-6/Neutral: 3-3) High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER 14 North Florida W, 86-65 8,048 Harangody, Hansbrough 19/Harangody 7 16 Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 95-72 7,512 Harangody 27/Harangody 9 19 Long Beach State W, 82-62 7,876 Harangody 29/Harangody 12 Chicago Invitational 22 Liberty W, 91-72 7,682 Harangody 32/Harangody 9 24 Kennesaw State W, 80-62 7,015 Harangody 29/Harangody 15 27 vs Northwestern ^ L, 58-72 3,308 Harangody 21/Harangody 8 28 vs Saint Louis ^ W, 64-52 3,308 Harangody 18/Nash 10 DECEMBER 1 Idaho State W, 80-70 8,033 Harangody 27/Harangody 12 6 Central Florida W, 90-72 8,004 Abromaitis 31/Harangody, Scott 7 9 IUPUI W, 93-70 7,605 Hansbrough 22/Harangody 11 12 Loyola Marymount L, 85-87 8,574 Harangody 24/Harangody 11 19 UCLA - CBS W, 84-73 9,149 Harangody 23/Nash 8 22 Bucknell W, 101-69 8,612 Harangody 20/Harangody 11 30 PROVIDENCE W, 93-78 9,149 Peoples 23/Harangody 13 JANUARY 2 at CONNECTICUT - ESPNU L, 70-82 16,294 Harangody 31/Harangody 9 5 at USF - ESPNU W, 74-73 5,107 Harangody 36/Nash 7 9 WEST VIRGINIA - ESPNU W, 70-68 9,149 Harangody 24/Hansbrough 9 16 at CINCINNATI - ESPNU L, 58-60 11,589 Abromaitis 16/Harangody 11 18 SYRACUSE - ESPN L, 71-84 9,149 Harangody 31/Harangody 14 23 DE PAUL W, 87-77 9,149 Abromaitis 30/Harangody 11 27 at VILLANOVA - ESPN L, 72-90 17,619 Harangody 21/Harangody 9 30 at RUTGERS - ESPN2 L, 73-74 7,049 Harangody 19/Abromaitis 10 FEBRUARY 4 CINCINNATI - ESPN W, 83-65 8,530 Harangody 37/Harangody 14 7 USF W, 65-62 8,520 Harangody 19/Harangody 15 11 at SETON HALL - ESPNU L, 87-90 8,403 Jackson 25/Abromaitis 8 14 ST. JOHN’S L, 68-69 8,547 Abromaitis 24/Abromaitis, Scott 6 17 at LOUISVILLE - ESPN2 2ot L, 89-91 19,623 Abromaitis 29/Hansbrough 8 24 PITTSBURGH - ESPN2 W, 68-53 8,581 Abromaitis 17/Hansbrough 9 27 at GEORGETOWN - CBS W, 78-64 15,992 Hansbrough 21/Scott 9 MARCH 3 CONNECTICUT - ESPN W, 58-50 9,149 Jackson 22/Scott 14 6 at MARQUETTE ot W, 63-60 18,942 Abromaitis 18/Scott 13 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 10 vs Seton Hall - ESPN W, 68-56 19,375 Harangody 20/Harangody 10 11 vs Pittsburgh - ESPN W, 50-45 19,375 Jackson, Harangody 12/Nash 6 12 vs West Virginia - ESPN L, 51-53 19,375 Hansbrough 17/Scott 5 NCAA Championship 18 vs Old Dominion - CBS + L, 50-51 10,484 Hansbrough 17/Scott 10 ^ UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Ill. + New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, La.

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Pittsburgh Panthers 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 5 2 12 52 44 15 21 55 14 35 11 22 1 3 42

Name Gilbert Brown Isaiah Epps Ashton Gibbs Gary McGhee J.J. Moore Aron Nwankwo Lamar Patterson J.J. Richardson Nick Rivers Nasir Robinson Dante Taylor Brad Wanamaker Travon Woodall Cameron Wright Talib Zanna

Class Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr.

Pos. F G G C F F G/F F G F F G G G F

Ht. 6-6 6-2 6-2 6-10 6-6 6-7 6-5 6-7 6-0 6-5 6-9 6-4 5-11 6-4 6-9

Wt. 210 170 190 250 200 195 220 235 180 220 240 210 190 200 225

Hometown/High School Harrisburg, Pa./South Kent Prep (Conn.) Plainfield, N.J./Hargrave Military Acad. (Va.) Scotch Plains, N.J./Seton Hall Prep Anderson, Ind./Highland Senior Brentwood, N.Y./South Kent Prep (Conn.) Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City Lancaster, Pa./St. Benedict’s (N.J.) Missouri City, Texas/Fort Bend Hightower Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy Prep Chester, Pa./Chester Greenburgh, N.Y./National Christian Acad. (Md.) Philadelphia, Pa./Roman Catholic Brooklyn, N.Y./St. Anthony’s (N.J.) Cleveland, Ohio/Benedictine Kaduna, Nigeria/Bishop McNamara (Md.)

2009-10 RECORD 25-9 overall 13-5 BIG EAST (t2nd) FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN 18/20 POSTSEASON NCAA Second Round

Head Coach: Jamie Dixon (Texas Christian ’87) Assistant Coaches: Pat Sandle (San Francisco State ’87), Brandin Knight (Pittsburgh ’05), Pat Skerry (Tufts ’92) Head Coach Jamie Dixon (Texas Christian ’87) Career Record (seven years).................................188-54 (.777) Pittsburgh Record (seven years)...........................188-54 (.777) BIG EAST Regular Season Record (seven years)...... 83-35 (.703) BIG EAST Tournament Record (seven years)............. 11-6 (.647) BIG EAST Overall Record (seven years).................. 94-41 (.696) NCAA Record (seven appearances).......................... 10-7 (.588) NIT Record......................................................................... 0-0

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture The Panthers went into last season with only one returning starter, but the success continued. Coach Jamie Dixon guided Pitt to its ninth straight NCAA berth with the Panthers finishing 25-9 overall and 13-5 in the BIG EAST. Seven of the top eight scorers are back, including four starters, so the level of excellence is likely to continue in 2010-11. The Panthers are the only team in the conference to amass at least 20 victories overall and 10 wins in the BIG EAST over the last nine seasons.

Who’s Back Dixon welcomes back the starting backcourt of Ashton Gibbs and Brad Wanamaker. Gibbs, who was named BIG EAST Most Improved Player last year, averaged a teamleading 15.7 ppg. He also led the BIG EAST in free throw shooting, making 88.4 percent. Wanamaker averaged 12.3 points and led the team with a 4.7 assist mark. Travon Woodall should see his share of playing time again at point guard. He started 11 games and averaged 5.0 ppg. Center Gary McGhee averaged 6.9 points and 6.8 rebounds. Forward Nasir Robinson (6.6, 5.6) is a returning starter. Six-six Gilbert Brown scored 10.7 ppg off the bench. Six-nine Dante Taylor (4.1, 3.7) showed promise in his rookie season.

Who’s Missing The Panthers lost only one starter, guard Jermaine Dixon who averaged 10.6 ppg, but was even more valuable as a lockdown defender.

Storylines The Panthers relied on a balanced scoring attack last season and that may continue this year. Pitt figures to sustain its outstanding reputation on defense. Last season the Panthers were first in the BIG EAST in scoring defense, allowing only 61.9 ppg. Four newcomers – guards Isaiah Epps and Cameron Wright and forwards J.J.Moore and Aron Nwankwo -- may have a difficult time cracking the rotation as freshmen. Last year’s squad returned only one starter, but still won 25 games and tied for second place in the BIG EAST. With most of last season’s top performers back for 2010-11, it appears another standout season is ahead.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS Isaiah Epps, G, Fr., 6-2, 170 Plainfield, N.J./Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) • Led Hargrave to the nation’s No. 1 prep school ranking and a 23-1 record. • Was a team captain and averaged 18 points and six assists over the final half of the season. • Was a second-team all-state selection at Plainfield H.S. in 2008-09. Lamar Patterson, G-F, Fr., 6-5, 220 Lancaster, Pa./St. Benedict’s (N.J.) • Was redshirted in 2009-10. • Averaged 10.0 pts., 8.5 rebs. and 2.5 steals as a senior for St. Benedict’s. • Helped St. Benedict’s to a 24-3 record and a No. 7 final national ranking by USA Today. • Played in the Jordan Brand Classic and the Capital Area Classic All-Star Games. J.J. Moore, F, Fr., 6-6, 200 Brentwood, N.Y./South Kent Prep (Conn.) • Averaged 29 points and 12 rebounds for South Kent in 2009-10. • Earned All-New England Prep School First Team honors. • Was selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic All-Star Game. Aron Nwankwo, F, Fr., 6-7, 200 Baltimore, Md./City College H.S. • Helped City College H.S. to back-to-back Class 2A state titles. • Earned the Baltimore Basketball Academy’s 2010 Scholar-Athlete Award. • Also played on the lacrosse team which won three city titles. Talib Zanna, F, Fr., 6-9, 225 Kaduna, Nigeria/Bishop McNamara (Md.) • Was redshirted in 2009-10. • Helped lead Bishop McNamara to a 21-12 record and a No. 3 ranking in the state as a senior. • Posting 10 double-doubles last year, he was named All-Met First Team by the Washington Post • Earned MVP honors in the Capital Area Classic Regional All-Star Game.

2009-10 RESULTS (25-9, 13-5 BIG EAST)

(Home: 16-1/Away: 6-4/Neutral: 2-4) High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER 13 Wofford W, 63-60 10,112 Wanamaker 15/McGhee 8 O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic 17 Binghamton W, 71-46 7,677 Gibbs 22/Robinson 10 19 Eastern Kentucky W, 71-60 9,148 Gibbs 20/Taylor 12 23 vs Wichita State ^ W, 68-55 7,226 Woodall 19/McGhee, Woodall 6 24 vs Texas ^ L, 62-78 8,076 Wanamaker 13/McGhee 10 28 Youngstown State W, 72-56 10,135 Wanamaker, Gibbs 14/Robinson, McGhee 10 DECEMBER 2 at Duquesne - CBS C + 2ot W, 67-58 12,336 Gibbs 15/Wanamaker 10 4 New Hampshire W, 47-32 8,856 Gibbs 23/Taylor 11 Jimmy V Classic, New York, N.Y. 8 vs Indiana - ESPN L, 64-74 8,975 Gibbs 25/Robinson 7 12 Kent State W, 71-59 9,468 Wanamaker 18/McGhee 11 19 Mount Saint Mary’s W, 66-48 7,039 Wanamaker 20/McGhee 10 22 Ohio W, 74-49 9,261 Gibbs 15/Wanamaker, Taylor 10 28 DE PAUL - ESPNU W, 65-52 10,811 Gibbs 23/Wanamaker 9 JANUARY 2 at SYRACUSE W, 82-72 24,969 Gibbs 24/Gibbs, Taylor 8 4 at CINCINNATI - ESPN W, 74-71 8,699 Gibbs 19/McGhee 6 13 at CONNECTICUT - ESPN2 W, 67-57 15,290 Gibbs, Wanamaker 19/McGhee 9 16 LOUISVILLE ot W, 82-77 12,781 Robinson 26/Robinson 11 20 GEORGETOWN - ESPNU L, 66-74 12,677 Brown 20/Wanamaker 13 24 at SETON HALL L, 61-64 8,043 Gibbs 23/Wanamaker 8 28 ST. JOHN’S - ESPNU W, 63-53 12,511 Wanamaker 16/Brown 8 31 at USF L, 61-70 5,370 Brown 25/McGhee 11 FEBRUARY 3 at WEST VIRGINIA L, 51-70 15,419 Dixon 13/McGhee 9 6 SETON HALL W, 83-58 6,681 Brown 23/McGhee 11 8 Robert Morris W, 77-53 7,211 Gibbs 20/Wanamaker 10 12 WEST VIRGINIA - ESPN 3ot W, 98-95 12,902 Dixon, Wanamaker 24/McGhee 12 18 at MARQUETTE - ESPN2 W, 58-51 16,486 Four with 10/Dixon 7 21 VILLANOVA - CBS W, 70-65 12,920 Gibbs 21/McGhee 10 24 at NOTRE DAME - ESPN2 L, 53-68 8,581 Dixon 13/McGhee 8 27 at ST. JOHN’S - ESPN2 W, 71-64 6,892 Brown, Robinson 13/Robinson 9 MARCH 4 PROVIDENCE - ESPN2 W, 73-71 12,511 Gibbs 25/Dixon 12 6 RUTGERS W, 83-54 12,508 Brown 19/Robinson 8 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 10 vs Notre Dame L, 45-50 19,375 Wanamaker 16/Dixon 5 NCAA Championship 19 vs Oakland - CBS # W, 89-66 17,847 Dixon, Brown 17/Robinson, McGhee 6 21 vs Xavier - CBS # L, 68-71 18,031 Gibbs 19/Wanamaker 10 ^ Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. + Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa. # Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wis.

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Providence Friars 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 10 2 41 12 32 15 42 4 11 21 55 13 1 53

Name Kadeem Batts Marshon Brooks Chris Carter Gerard Coleman Vincent Council Xavier Davis Bilal Dixon Dre Evans Ron Giplaye Lee Goldsbrough Ray Hall Brice Kofane Duke Mondy Michael Murray

Class Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr.

Pos. F G/F G G G G F/C G F F C F G G

Ht. 6-9 6-5 6-4 6-4 6-2 5-11 6-9 5-9 6-6 6-9 7-0 6-8 6-3 6-2

Wt. 250 200 180 180 180 170 245 167 230 200 285 205 198 188

Hometown/High School Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern Stone Mountain, Ga./Tucker Worchester, Mass./Shepherd Hill Regional West Roxbury, Mass./Shepherd Regional Brooklyn, N.Y./Patterson School (N.C.) Smithfield, R.I./Smithfield Jersey City, N.J./Queen of Peace Dallas, Texas/Carter Lowell, Mass./Notre Dame Prep Newcastle, England/Manchester Magic Denver, Colo./J.K. Mullen Yaounde, Cameroon/The Miller School Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central Troy, N.Y./LaSalle Institute

2009-10 RECORD 12-19 overall 4-14 BIG EAST (15th) FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN nr/nr POSTSEASON None

Head Coach: Keno Davis (Iowa ’95) Assistant Coaches: Chris Davis (Michigan ’83), Rodell Davis (Iowa ’92), Chris Driscoll (Amherst ’96) Head Coach Keno Davis (Iowa ’95) Career Record (three years).................................. 59-38 (.608) Providence Record (two years).............................. 31-33 (.484) Drake Record (one year)......................................... 28-5 (.848) BIG EAST Regular Season Record (two years)......... 14-22 (.389) BIG EAST Tournament Record (two years).................. 1-2 (.333) BIG EAST Overall Record (two years)..................... 15-24 (.385) NCAA Record (one appearance)................................. 0-1 (.000) NIT Record (one appearance).................................... 0-1 (.000)

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture Last year, coach Keno Davis had only three scholarship players. History says the BIG EAST wars are often rough on young teams and, not surprisingly, the Friars struggled. They finished 1219 overall and 4-14 in league play. The 2010-11 team has two seniors, no juniors and plenty of sophomores and freshmen. The promising work of some of last year’s freshmen gives Davis some reasons to be optimistic. With a strong incoming freshmen class, PC is ready to move back up in the standings.

Who’s Back Senior Marshon Brooks figures to be the Friars’ go-to guy. The 6-5 senior can play shooting guard or the wing. Last season, he averaged 14.2 ppg and shot 35.1 percent from 3-point range. The point guard spot seems set with sophomore Vincent Council. A BIG EAST All-Rookie pick last season, the 6-2 Council averaged 10.3 ppg and a team-leading 4.6 assists. Sophomore guard Duke Mondy came off the bench last season and averaged 3.4 ppg. Center Bilal Dixon was thrust into a starting role and performed admirably, averaging 8.2 ppg and 6.8 rpg. Senior Ray Hall, a burly 7-0, 285-pound center, will continue in his backup role. Six-nine Kadeem Batts is a frontcourt candidate who could be a factor in the low post.

Who’s Missing Forward Jamine Peterson, who was fourth in the BIG EAST in scoring (19.6) and second in rebounding (10.2), was dismissed from the team for a violation of school policy. Guard Sharaud Curry was a four-year contributor who finished his career by averaging 15.5 ppg last year. He finished fifth on the BIG EAST career list for free throw percentage in league games, hitting 87.9 percent. Guard Brian McKenzie (5.8) was a solid perimeter shooter.

Storylines The Friars will still be a young squad this season, but Council and Dixon proved themselves last season as freshmen. Brooks has been a productive scorer throughout his career. Some of the freshmen will get long looks to fill in at the other positions. Gerard Coleman could help right away. Like Brooks, Coleman can play the big guard or on the wing. Dre Evans may be slotted this year to back up Council at the point. Forward Ron Giplaye is a strong, physical player who may contribute immediately around the basket. Forwards Brice Kofane and Lee Goldsbrough also will compete to earn a spot in the rotation. Last season, the Friars led the BIG EAST in scoring (82.4), but were last in scoring defense (82.2).

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS Kadeem Batts, F, Fr., 6-8, 235 Powder Springs, Ga./John McEachern • Was redshirted in 2009-10. • Averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds and three assists per game as a prep senior. • Earned second team all-state honors and first team all-region accolades in 2008-09. Gerard Coleman, G, Fr., 6-4, 180 Boston, Mass./Tilton School (N.H.) • Averaged 17 points and four rebounds last season at Tilton. • Helped Tilton to the NEPSAC Class B title and the Prep School National Championship in 2009. • Was a teammate of Friar newcomer Ron Giplaye on the BABC AAU Team. Dre Evans, G, Fr., 5-9, 167 Dallas, Texas/Carter • Averaged 21.6 points and 4.5 assists as a senior. • Was named MVP of the Dallas County versus Tarrant County All-Star Game with a 23-point effort. • A National Honor Society student, he was named all-region and all-district in 200910. Ron Giplaye, F, Fr., 6-6, 230 Lowell, Mass./Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) • Averaged 12.4 points and 10.6 rebounds in 2009-10 at Notre Dame. • Helped Notre Dame to a No. 5 national ranking. • Was a teammate of Friar newcomer Gerard Coleman on the BABC AAU Team. Lee Goldsbrough, F, Fr., 6-9, 205 New Castle, England/Manchester Magic • Averaged 20.1 points and 11.0 rebounds for the Manchester Magic U18 Club Team. • Shot 62 percent from the field. • Played for the Manchester Division 3 team and averaged 15.3 points and eight rebounds.

2009-10 RESULTS (12-19, 4-14 BIG EAST)

(Home: 8-9/Away: 4-9/Neutral: 0-1) High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER World Vision Invitational 13 Bryant W, 96-53 6,745 Peterson 18/Dixon 11 14 Bucknell W, 76-65 7,163 Curry 17/Dixon 9 15 Mercer W, 79-77 4,877 Brooks 26/Peterson 22 20 at Alabama L, 75-84 10,032 Peterson 27/Peterson 14 24 Vermont W, 106-64 6,954 Brooks 24/Dixon, Still 7 28 Boston College L, 77-82 10,782 Curry 20/Peterson 11 DECEMBER 1 at Northeastern W, 76-72 2,622 Curry 19/Peterson 9 5 at Rhode Island L, 82-86 7,675 Peterson 20/Peterson 11 7 Brown W, 78-62 5,127 Peterson 22/Peterson 9 9 at George Washington W, 110-97 3,015 Brooks 19/Peterson 12 12 Iona L, 73-82 6,851 Brooks 18/Peterson 14 21 Yale W, 87-78 4,206 Peterson 25/Peterson 13 30 at NOTRE DAME L, 78-93 9,149 Peterson 24/Peterson 9 JANUARY 3 at ST. JOHN’S W, 74-59 5,003 Curry 26/Dixon 8 6 LOUISVILLE - ESPNU L, 70-92 9,207 Brooks 21/Peterson 5 9 RUTGERS W, 94-81 7,530 Peterson 29/Peterson 20 14 at DE PAUL - ESPN2 W, 79-62 7,533 Brooks 17/Peterson 10 17 at MARQUETTE L, 63-93 16,154 Council 24/McKenzie 5 23 USF - ESPNU ot L, 105-109 9,184 Peterson 26/Peterson 10 27 CONNECTICUT W, 81-66 11,136 Peterson 23/Peterson 14 30 at CINCINNATI - ESPNU L, 88-92 10,045 Curry 27/Peterson, Council 5 FEBRUARY 2 at SYRACUSE L, 68-85 20,205 Peterson 25/Peterson 11 6 MARQUETTE L, 79-82 12,061 Peterson 28/Dixon 14 9 GEORGETOWN - ESPN2 L, 70-79 9,073 Peterson 23/Dixon 16 13 at VILLANOVA - ESPNU L, 81-92 18,622 Council 21/Peterson 9 17 WEST VIRGINIA L, 74-88 8,553 Peterson 20/Peterson 15 23 SYRACUSE - ESPNU L, 85-99 12,410 Peterson, Brooks 23/Peterson 6 27 at USF L, 93-99 5,061 Peterson, Curry 26/Peterson 8 MARCH 4 at PITTSBURGH - ESPN2 L, 71-73 12,511 Peterson 24/Peterson 18 6 SETON HALL L, 80-92 9,061 Council 25/Dixon 19 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 9 vs Seton Hall - ESPNU L, 106-109 19,375 Peterson 38/Peterson 16

Brice Kofane, F, Fr., 6-8, 205 Yaounde, Cameroon/The Miller School (N.Y.) • Averaged 12.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.2 blocks for the Miller School in 200910. • Was named to the All-Tournament Team in the 2009 State Tournament. Recorded 10 double-doubles for the season. Michael Murray, G, Fr., 6-2, 188 Troy, N.Y./La Salle Institute • Averaged 18 points and 13 rebounds in his senior season. • Earned all-academic honors as a senior. • Was a teammate of Friar newcomer Brice Kofane on the Albany Rocks AAU Team.

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 10 55 2 31 3 21 40 22 5 11 33 24 32 15

Name James Beatty Gilvydas Biruta Austin Carroll Mike Coburn Tyree Graham Austin Johnson Tomasz Kokosinski Mike Kuhn Robert Lumpkins Dane Miller Frank Mitchell Jonathan Mitchell Mike Poole Charlie Rigoglioso

Class Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr.

Pos. G F G G G F/C F G F G/F F F G/F G

Ht. 6-2 6-8 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-8 6-8 6-1 6-7 6-7 6-6 6-7 6-5 6-2

Wt. 190 230 200 185 190 250 240 190 215 215 200 225 190 185

2009-10 RECORD 15-17 overall 5-13 BIG EAST (14th)

Hometown/High School Wilmington, N.C./Miami-Dade JC Jonava, Lithuania/St. Benedict’s (N.J.) Bedford, Mass./Brewster Academy (N.H.) Mt. Vernon, N.Y./Mt. Vernon Durham, N.C./Brunswick JC Elkins Park, Pa./Blair Academy (N.J.) Bergenfield, N.J./Bergen County Tech Oceanport, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy Washington, D.C./New Mexico State Henrietta, N.Y./Rush-Henrietta Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough Mt. Vernon, N.Y./Univ. of Florida Rosedale, N.Y./St. Benedict’s (N.J.) Wayne, N.J./Moravian Univ.

FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN nr/nr POSTSEASON None

Head Coach: Mike Rice (Fordham ’91) Assistant Coaches: David Cox (William & Mary ’95), Van Macon (Southampton ’94), Jimmy Martelli (Dickinson ’05) Head Coach Mike Rice (Fordham ’91) Career Record (three years).................................. 73-31 (.702) Robert Morris Record (three years)........................ 73-31 (.702) BIG EAST Regular Season Record (first year)........................ 0-0 BIG EAST Tournament Record (first year)............................. 0-0 BIG EAST Overall Record (first year).................................... 0-0 NCAA Record (two appearances)................................ 0-2 (.000) NIT Record (one appearance).................................... 0-1 (.000)

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture New coach Mike Rice takes over the Scarlet Knight program. Rice comes from Robert Morris where he led the Colonials to a 73-31 record in his three-year tenure there. He was named Northeast Conference Coach of the Year in two of those seasons. This past year, he led his team to the NCAA Championship where Robert Morris lost an overtime decision to Villanova in the first round. Rice will have only five scholarship players and not much size on his first Rutgers team. He has preached that defense will be a top priority as he builds the Rutgers program.

Who’s Back Forward Jonathan Mitchell returns for his senior season after averaging 11.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. A transfer from Florida, he was the only Scarlet Knight to start all 32 games last season. Forward Dane Miller was a unanimous pick for the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team. He became a starter midway through the season and finished with a 9.2 scoring mark and a 5.9 rebounding average. Guards Mike Coburn and James Beatty are back after part-time starting duty last year. Coburn averaged 6.6 points and 3.3 assists. Beatty averaged 5.5 points and 3.6 assists. Six-eight forward Austin Johnson averaged 2.6 points and 2.1 boards while playing 11.0 minutes per game. Guards Mike Kuhn and Charlie Rigoglioso will provide depth in the backcourt.

Who’s Missing The Scarlet Knights lost guard Mike Rosario, the team’s top scorer in each of the past two seasons, who transferred. Forward Gregory Echenique transferred at midseason after averaging 12.6 points and 7.7 rebounds. Center Hamady Ndiaye was named Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. An NBA draft choice, he had a league-high 145 blocked shots while posting averages of 9.4 points and 7.1 rebounds. Reserve forward Patrick Jackson (2.4, 1.6) also transferred.

Storylines With only five scholarship players on the roster, Rice will give four newcomers plenty of opportunities to contribute right away. Gilvydas Biruta is a 6-8 freshman with a reputation as a strong perimeter shooter. Freshman Austin Carroll will press for duty at shooting guard. Guard Tyree Graham is a high-scoring junior college transfer who began his career at Texas Tech. Swingman Mike Poole and forward Frank Mitchell bring all-around skills. Senior transfer Robert Lumpkins, who played two seasons at New Mexico State, was a late addition.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS Gilvydas Biruta, F, Fr., 6-8, 230 Jonava, Lithuania/St. Benedict’s (N.J.) • Averaged 15.0 points and 10.0 rebounds as a senior. • Helped St. Benedict’s to a 20-1 record and a No. 4 ranking from USA Today and ESPN/Rise polls. • Was a teammate of fellow RU freshman Mike Poole. Austin Carroll, G, Fr., 6-3, 200 Bedford, Mass./Brewster Academy (N.H.) • Helped Brewster to a 35-5 record in 2009-10. • A 2009 graduate of Worcester Academy, he was an All-New England Prep selection. • Was a member of the Boston Amateur Basketball Club 15-and-under national championship team with current Connecticut players Jamal CoombsMcDaniel and Alex Oriakhi. Tyree Graham, G, Jr., 6-1, 190 Durham, N.C./Brunswick JC • Averaged 17.0 points, 6.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds at Brunswick in 2009-10. • Shot 43 percent from 3-point range and was the Region 10 Tournament MVP. • Transferred to Brunswick after playing 13 games at Texas Tech in 2008-09. Robert Lumpkins, F, Sr., 6-7, 215 Washington, D.C./New Mexico State Univ. • Played two seasons at New Mexico State. Averaged 4.0 ppg and 3.8 rpg in eight games in 2009-10. • Played 20 games for the Aggies in 200809 after redshirting the 2007-08 season. • Pursuing a graduate degree at Rutgers. Mike Poole, G/F, Fr., 6-5, 190 Rosedale, N.Y./St. Benedict’s (N.J.) • Averaged 10.8 points, 6.1 boards and 3.2 assists as a senior. • Helped St. Benedict’s to a 20-1 record and a No. 4 ranking from USA Today and ESPN/Rise polls. • Was a teammate of fellow RU freshman Gilvydas Biruta.

2009-10 RESULTS (15-17, 5-13 BIG EAST)

(Home: 13-7/Away: 1-8/Neutral: 1-2) High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER 14 Marist W, 74-67 4,828 Rosario 17/Echenique 10 Legends Classic 20 Drexel W, 58-56 4,442 Echenique 16/Echenique 14 22 Vermont L, 71-77 4,966 Rosario 22/Mitchell, Miller 6 27 vs Massachusetts ^ W, 83-75 5,154 Rosario 22/Rosario 7 28 vs Florida ^ L, 58-73 3,626 Rosario 14/Rosario 6 DECEMBER 3 Princeton W, 58-44 4,072 Echenique 21/Echenique 11 Echenique 19/Echenique, Miller 8 6 Colgate W, 76-67 4,226 9 Monmouth W, 66-52 5,054 Rosario 23/Ndiaye 10 15 Rider ot W, 80-70 4,299 Beatty 21/Ndiaye 11 19 NJIT W, 71-62 4,102 Rosario 15/Ndiaye 13 22 Saint Peter’s W, 66-42 4,362 Rosario 28/Miller 15 28 at North Carolina - ESPN2 L, 67-81 21,023 Rosario 22/Mitchell 9 JANUARY 2 CINCINNATI L, 58-65 5,651 Mitchell 14/Mitchell 7 6 at WEST VIRGINIA L, 52-86 9,586 Mitchell 17/Ndiaye 8 9 at PROVIDENCE L, 81-94 7,530 Miller 26/Miller, Mitchell 7 13 SYRACUSE L, 65-81 8,085 Rosario 17/Ndiaye 12 16 at USF L, 64-73 4,764 Four with 13/Mitchell 11 20 VILLANOVA L, 68-94 8,085 Miller 26/Miller 8 23 at GEORGETOWN L, 63-88 13,124 Mitchell 21/Ndiaye 7 26 at MARQUETTE - ESPNU L, 59-82 16,793 Rosario 16/Ndiaye 12 30 NOTRE DAME - ESPN2 W, 74-73 7,049 Rosario 24/Miller 10 FEBRUARY 2 ST. JOHN’S W, 84-72 4,608 Rosario 33/Ndiaye 9 6 at LOUISVILLE L, 60-76 19,775 Miller, Mitchell/Three with 7 9 Caldwell W, 70-62 1,108 Rosario 25/Ndiaye 11 14 GEORGETOWN W, 71-68 6,225 Mitchell 24/Miller 11 16 at DE PAUL - ESPNU W, 68-64 7,512 Ndiaye 15/Ndiaye 13 20 CONNECTICUT L, 58-76 8,085 Rosario 14/Miller 8 23 at SETON HALL L, 70-76 9,503 Rosario 17/Ndiaye 14 27 DE PAUL - ESPNU W, 71-62 4,712 Rosario 24/Ndiaye, Mitchell 7 MARCH 4 SETON HALL - ESPN L, 74-85 6,517 Rosario 17/Mitchell 13 6 at PITTSBURGH L, 54-83 12,508 Rosario 14/Ndiaye 6 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 9 vs Cincinnati - ESPNU L, 68-69 19,375 Rosario 26/Mitchell 10 ^ Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J.

Frank Mitchell, F, Fr., 6-6, 200 Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough • A recruited walk-on, he averaged 16.2 points and 8.0 rebounds as a senior. • He helped Hillsborough to its first 20-win season in school history. • Earned All Group IV, All-Somerset County First Team and Courier News All-Area honors.

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St. John’s Red Storm 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 3 32 24 42 15 5 12 23 1 0 10 31 55

Name Malik Boothe Justin Brownlee Justin Burrell Kevin Clark Dele Coker Sean Evans Dwight Hardy Paris Horne D.J. Kennedy Dwayne Polee, Jr. Quincy Roberts Malik Stith Rob Thomas

Class Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Sr.

Pos. G F F G F/C F G G G/F F G G F

Ht. 5-9 6-7 6-8 6-2 6-10 6-8 6-2 6-3 6-5 6-7 6-5 5-11 6-6

Wt. 190 225 235 199 260 258 195 187 214 186 198 178 230

Hometown/High School Queens, N.Y./Christ the King Tifton, Ga./Chipola JC (Fla.) Bronx, N.Y./Bridgton Academy (Maine) Dunmore, Pa./Dunmore Lagos, Nigeria/South Kent (Conn.) Philadelphia, Pa./Northeast Bronx, N.Y./Indian Hills JC (Iowa) Middletown, Del./Bridgton Academy (Maine) Pittsburgh, Pa./Schenley Los Angles, Calif./Westchester Harrisburg, Pa./Harrisburg Hempstead, N.Y./Bridgton Academy (Maine) Harlem, N.Y./South Kent (Conn.)

2009-10 RECORD 17-16 overall 6-12 BIG EAST (13th) FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN nr/nr POSTSEASON NIT First Round

Head Coach: Steve Lavin (Chapman ’88) Assistant Coaches: Mike Dunlap (Pierce ’78), Tony Chiles (Columbia ’89), Rico Hines (UCLA ’02) Head Coach Steve Lavin (Chapman ’88) Career Record (seven years).................................145-77 (.653) UCLA Record (seven years)..................................145-77 (.653) BIG EAST Regular Season Record (first year)........................ 0-0 BIG EAST Tournament Record (first year)............................. 0-0 BIG EAST Overall Record (first year).................................... 0-0 NCAA Record (six appearances)............................... 11-6 (.647) NIT Record (one appearance).............................................. 0-0

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture The 2010-11 edition of the Red Storm will be brand new on the end of the bench with Steve Lavin taking over as the head coach. The players from last season, though, are mostly the same. Lavin’s first St. John’s team includes 10 seniors. Last season, the Red Storm reached the NIT. Lavin wants to play an uptempo game and will try to keep this veteran group moving upward. St. John’s finished 17-16 overall and 6-12 in the BIG EAST.

Who’s Back Just about everyone is back and just about everyone is a senior. Swingman D.J. Kennedy averaged a team-leading 15.1 points and 6.1 rebounds while also leading the team in assists (102), steals (38) and blocks (22). Guard Dwight Hardy served in a sixthman role and averaged 10.5 points (38.3 3FG%). Guard Paris Horne averaged 9.2 ppg and is back as a starter. Malik Boothe averaged 4.9 points and 2.9 assists. Malik Stith (1.6) will try to make some inroads for playing time at the point. Up front, 6-8 Sean Evans settled in as a starter and averaged 6.7 ppg and 5.9 rpg. Six-eight Justin Burrell (6.6, 4.4) mostly came off the bench. Six-ten Dele Coker (1.7, 1.7) started nine games, while Rob Thomas, Quincy Roberts and Kevin Clark saw limited action.

Who’s Missing Big guard Anthony Mason, Jr,, who was slowed by injuries in each of the past two seasons, averaged 7.3 points and 5.4 rebounds last year in 19 games. Reserve guard Omari Lawrence (2.3, 15) transferred.

Storylines It’s hard to imagine a team with 10 seniors, but Lavin certainly has an experienced group for his first St. John’s team. Heralded freshman forward Dwayne Polee, Jr. is the only newcomer. Eleven of the 16 Red Storm losses were by 10 points or less. Lavin’s preference for an uptempo pace may help push St. John’s higher in the BIG EAST standings.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS Dwayne Polee, Jr, Fr., F, 6-7, 190, Los Angeles, Calif./Westchester • Averaged 20.9 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks as a senior. • Was named Los Angeles City Section Player of the Year. • Helped Westchester win the state title as a junior and senior.

2009-10 RESULTS (17-16, 6-12 BIG EAST)

(Home: 8-6/Away: 4-8/Neutral: 5-2) High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER 13 Long Island (CA) W, 83-70 4,071 Kennedy 16/Burrell 8 17 at Saint Bonaventure W, 69-68 4,181 Kennedy 18/Brownlee, Horne 3 Philly Hoop Group Classic 20 Brown (CA) W, 79-76 3,220 Hardy 16/Evans 9 27 vs Siena ^ W, 77-68 3,750 Kennedy 23/Evans 8 28 vs Temple ^ W, 55-48 3,469 Kennedy 15/Evans 11 DECEMBER 2 Stony Brook (CA) W, 63-55 3,302 Kennedy 19/Evans 9 5 at Duke L, 71-80 9,314 Kennedy 18/Evans, Coker 6 SEC/BIG EAST Invitational, New York, N.Y. 9 vs Georgia W, 66-56 15,874 Hardy 12/Kennedy 7 Horne, Brownlee 14/Brownlee 14 13 Fordham (CA) W, 73-56 3,708 Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival, New York, N.Y. 20 vs Hofstra W, 72-60 5,780 Kennedy 19/Kennedy 15 21 vs Cornell L, 66-71 5,210 Hardy 19/Kennedy 7 23 Bryant (CA) W, 80-44 3,123 Kennedy 18/Coker 7 31 at GEORGETOWN - ESPN2 L, 59-66 9,376 Hardy 14/Evans 9 JANUARY 3 PROVIDENCE (CA) L, 59-74 5,003 Brownlee 14/Kennedy 11 9 at LOUISVILLE L, 68-75 19,263 Kennedy 20/Brownlee 9 13 CINCINNATI - ESPNU W, 52-50 7,040 Hardy 19/Brownlee 7 17 DE PAUL (CA) W, 67-47 4,317 Burrell 11/Mason 10 20 at CONNECTICUT L, 59-75 14,213 Kennedy 19/Kennedy 7 23 VILLANOVA - ESPN L, 71-81 14,432 Hardy 19/Evans 9 28 at PITTSBURGH - ESPNU L, 53-63 12,511 Burrell 14/Kennedy 8 FEBRUARY 2 at RUTGERS L, 72-84 4,608 Kennedy 27/Kennedy, Evans 9 6 WEST VIRGINIA - ESPNU L, 60-79 6,157 Burrell, Horne 12/Kennedy 9 11 LOUISVILLE - ESPN2 W, 74-55 5,748 Kennedy 15/Burrell 8 14 at NOTRE DAME W, 69-68 8,547 Hardy 16/Kennedy 7 17 SETON HALL (CA) L, 50-59 5,519 Evans 14/Mason 9 20 at USF W, 74-58 5,823 Kennedy 17/Burrell 10 24 MARQUETTE (CA) ot L, 61-63 4,424 Kennedy 20/Burrell 9 27 PITTSBURGH L, 64-71 6,892 Hardy 15/Burrell 8 MARCH 2 at SYRACUSE L, 66-85 26,081 Kennedy 19/Mason 7 5 at DE PAUL 3ot W, 90-82 8,452 Kennedy 32/Burrell 11 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 9 vs Connecticut W, 73-51 19,375 Evans 19/Evans 10 10 vs Marquette L, 55-57 19,375 Evans, Kennedy 12/Evans 7 National Invitation Tournament 17 at Memphis - ESPN2 L, 71-73 10,231 Kennedy 18/Evans 7 ^ The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. (CA) Carnesecca Arena, Queens, N.Y.

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Seton Hall Pirates 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 4 23 30 42 25 21 22 2 1 14 15 32 10

Name Patrik Auda Fuquan Edwin Darnell Gatling Aaron Geramipoor Ferrakohn Hall Jeremy Hazell Jamel Jackson Keon Lawrence Anali Okoloji Eniel Polynice Herb Pope Jeff Robinson Jordan Theodore

Class Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

Pos. F G/F G F/C F G G G F G F F G

Ht. 6-9 6-6 5-9 6-11 6-8 6-5 6-3 6-2 6-8 6-5 6-8 6-6 6-0

Wt. 225 205 150 225 220 188 202 177 220 220 236 230 174

Hometown/High School Brno, Czech Republic/Canarias Academy Paterson, N.J./Paterson Catholic Brooklyn, N.Y./Law Enforcement & Public Safety Manchester, England/Canarias Academy Memphis, Tenn./White Station Bronx, N.Y./Patterson School (N.C.) Brooklyn, N.Y./Technical Career Institute Newark, N.J./Univ. of Missouri Brooklyn, N.Y./Impact Academy Sarasota, Fla./U. of Mississippi Aliquippa, Pa./New Mexico State Univ. Trenton, N.J./Univ. of Memphis Englewood, N.J./Paterson Catholic

2009-10 RECORD 19-13 overall 9-9 BIG EAST (t9th) FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN nr/nr POSTSEASON NIT First Round

Head Coach: Kevin Willard (Pittsburgh ’97) Associate Head Coach: Shaheen Holloway (Seton Hall ’00) Assistant Coaches: Chris Pompey (Pittsburgh ’84), Dan McHale (Kentucky ’01) Head Coach Kevin Willard (Pittsburgh ’87) Career Record (three years).................................. 45-49 (.479) Iona Record (three years)..................................... 45-49 (.479) BIG EAST Regular Season Record (first year)........................ 0-0 BIG EAST Tournament Record (first year)............................. 0-0 BIG EAST Overall Record (first year).................................... 0-0 NCAA Record (two appearances).......................................... 0-0 NIT Record (one appearance).............................................. 0-0

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture The Pirates have turned to Kevin Willard as their new head coach. After turning around the program at Iona, Willard takes over a Seton Hall team that finished 19-13 overall, 9-9 in the BIG EAST, and made the NIT. His first Pirate club will have five players who were at least part-time starters a year ago. If some newcomers can fit in smoothly, Willard may have The Hall moving up the BIG EAST ladder.

Who’s Back Guard Jeremy Hazell was third in the BIG EAST in scoring last year, averaging 20.4 ppg. He made 3.1 3-pointers per game, which was a league high. Hazell was an AllBIG EAST Second Team selection. Forward Herb Pope won the league rebounding crown with an 11.1 average in conference games. The 6-8 junior averaged 10.7 boards overall to go along with an 11.5 scoring mark. Forward Jeff Robinson became eligible in late December and averaged 12.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and shooting 53.6 percent from the floor. Guard Jordan Theodore played mostly at point guard and averaged 9.3 ppg. Guard Keon Lawrence (4.1) made 13 starts. Guard Jamel Jackson (4.8) and forward Ferrakohn Hall (2.4, 1.7) both played a little more than 10 minutes per game

Who’s Missing Eugene Harvey enjoyed a solid career at point guard and finished third on the school’s all-time assist chart. Last season, he averaged 8.5 points and 4.6 assists. Forward Robert Mitchell averaged 8.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. Center John Garcia averaged 3.3 points and 3.5 boards while starting 16 games.

Storylines The Pirates were second in the BIG EAST last year in turnover margin (+3.19) and Willard would like to see that efficiency continue this season. The Pirates, already with experienced players at each position, got a late summer boost with the addition of guard Eniel Polynice, a transfer from Mississippi who is eligible to play immediately. Last season, he averaged 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and a teamleading 3.9 assists for the Rebels. The other four newcomers are all freshmen. Fuquan Edwin is a 6-6 swingman. The others will contend for playing time in the frontcourt: 6-9 Patrik Auda, 6-11 Aaron Geramipoor and 6-8 Anali Okoloji.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS Patrik Auda, F, Fr., 6-9, 225 Brno, Czech Republic/Canarias Academy • Named to the National Prep School Invitational All-Tournament Team. • Averaged 17 points and nine rebounds at the National Prep School tourney. • Was a highly-ranked power forward recruit, but also is considered a good 3-point shooter. Fuquan Edwin, G/F, Jr., 6-6, 205 Paterson, N.J./Paterson Catholic • Was named North Jersey Player of the Year and first-team all-state. • Averaged a team-high 15.7 points and led Paterson Catholic to a 28-1 record as a senior. • Will join fellow Paterson Catholic graduate Jordan Theodore at Seton Hall. Aaron Geramipoor, F/C, Fr., 6-11, 225 Manchester, England/Canarias Academy • Averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots at Canarias. • Played with fellow Seton Hall newcomer Patrik Auda at Canarias. • Former member of England’s U18 national team. Anali Okoloji, F, Fr., 6-8, 220 Brooklyn, N.Y./Impact Academy (Fla.) • Averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds and six assists at Impact in 2009-10. • Named first-team all-state among independent schools in Florida. • Prior to Impact, played at Banneker H.S. in Brooklyn, N.Y. Eniel Polynice, G, Sr., 6-5, 180 Sarasota, Fla./Univ. of Mississippi • Averaged 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and a team-high 3.9 assists for Ole Miss last season. • In 102 career games, he became one of only three players in school history to post over 700 career points, 300 rebounds and 300 assists. • Was a medical redshirt for 2008-09 because of knee surgery.

2009-10 RESULTS (19-13, 9-9 BIG EAST)

(Home: 13-5/Away: 5-6/Neutral: 1-2) High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER 13 Saint Peter’s W, 53-51 7,001 Harvey 16/Garcia 10 15 at Monmouth W, 87-72 3,662 Hazell 26/Pope 17 20 at Cornell W, 89-79 4,473 Hazell 33/Pope 12 28 Long Island W, 95-66 6,005 Mitchell 20/Garcia 11 30 NJIT W, 93-53 5,540 Pope 22/Pope 11 DECEMBER 3 Hartford W, 89-56 5,349 Theodore 17/Pope 10 7 Massachusetts W, 86-68 5,861 Pope 22/Pope 15 12 VMI W, 134-107 6,012 Jackson 40/Pope 20 19 Temple L, 65-71 7,100 Harvey 16/Pope 11 22 Navy W, 94-56 5,710 Theodore 18/Garcia 10 26 WEST VIRGINIA - CBS ot L, 84-90 9,800 Hazell 41/Pope 11 29 SYRACUSE L, 73-80 9,800 Hazell 38/Pope 17 JANUARY 2 vs Virginia Tech ^ - ESPN2 ot L, 94-103 2,365 Hazell 24/Robinson 9 6 at CONNECTICUT L, 63-71 9,522 Robinson 17/Pope 14 9 CINCINNATI W, 83-76 7,551 Hazell 33/Pope 7 14 at GEORGETOWN - ESPN L, 73-85 12,824 Hazell 17/Pope 10 21 LOUISVILLE - ESPN W, 80-77 7,139 Hazell 25/Robinson 8 24 PITTSBURGH W 64-61 8,043 Pope 19/Pope 9 28 at USF - ESPN2 ot L, 74-76 3,786 Hazell 28, Pope 17 FEBRUARY 2 at VILLANOVA L, 71-81 6,500 Hazell 35/Pope, Robinson 7 6 at PITTSBURGH L, 58-83 6,681 Harvey 12/Mitchell 7 11 NOTRE DAME W, 90-87 8,403 Hazell 35/Pope 14 DE PAUL W, 79-71 7,727 Hazell 18/Pope 15 17 at ST. JOHN’S W, 59-50 5,519 Robinson 16/Pope 11 20 at WEST VIRGINIA - ESPN L, 63-75 11,816 Robinson 16/Pope 10 23 RUTGERS W, 76-70 9,503 Hazell 25/Pope 12 28 MARQUETTE ot L, 83-84 9,475 Robinson 25/Pope 8 MARCH 4 at RUTGERS - ESPN W, 85-74 6,517 Pope 22/Pope 18 6 at PROVIDENCE W, 92-80 9,061 Theodore 19/Pope 11 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 9 vs Providence - ESPNU W, 109-106 19,375 Pope 27/Pope 11 10 vs Notre Dame - ESPN L, 56-68 19,375 Hazell 15/Pope 9 National Invitation Tournament 16 Texas Tech - ESPN2 L, 69-87 1,829 Robinson 23/Robinson 12 ^ Polyforum Arena de Benito, Cancun, Mexico

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USF Bulls 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 1 23 10 31 32 24 22

Name Ron Anderson, Jr. Mike Burwell Anthony Crater LaVonte Dority Jarrid Famous Toarlyn Fitzpatrick Augustus Gilchrist Shedrick Haynes Jordan Heath Shaun Noriega Jawanza Poland Hugh Robertson

Class Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Jr.

Pos. F G G G F/C F F/C G G G G G

Ht. Wt. 6-8 255 6-6 210 6-1 170 6-0 180 6-11 240 6-8 230 6-10 245 6-0 185 5-11 6-4 195 6-4 195 6-5 195

Hometown/High School Upper Marlboro, Md./Kansas State East Brunswick, N.J./South Kent Prep (Conn.) Flint, Mich./Ohio State Univ. Chicago, Ill./Edwin G. Foreman Bronx, N.Y./Westchester JC Tampa, Fla./King Clinton, Md./Progressive Christian Acad. (Md.) Sarasota, Fla./Lackawanna JC (Pa.) Tampa, Fla./Tampa Prep North Port, Fla./North Port Wichita, Kan./Hutchinson JC Macon, Ga./Tallahassee JC (Fla.)

2009-10 RECORD 20-13 overall 9-9 BIG EAST (t9th) FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN nr/nr POSTSEASON NIT First Round

Head Coach: Stan Heath (Eastern Michigan ’88) Assistant Coaches: Reggie Hanson (Kentucky ’91), Eric Skeeters (Coppin State ’97), Jeremy Cox (Mesa State ’91) Head Coach Stan Heath (Eastern Michigan ’88) Career Record (nine years).................................153-131 USF Record (three years)...................................... 41-54 Arkansas Record (five years)................................. 82-71 Kent State Record (one year)................................... 30-6

(.539) (.432) (.536) (.833)

BIG EAST Regular Season Record (three years) ..... 16-38 (.296) BIG EAST Tournament Record (one year)................... 1-2 (.333) BIG EAST Overall Record (two years)..................... 17-40 (.298) NCAA Record (three appearances)............................. 3-3 (.500) NIT Record............................................................... 0-1 (.000)

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture Last year, the Bulls became a factor in the BIG EAST race for the first time in their five seasons as a league member. After winning four games or less in their first four years, USF finished 9-9. Overall, the Bulls had a 20-13 record and were invited to the NIT. It was their first postseason berth since 2002. Coach Stan Heath obviously wants the momentum to continue. He has to find a way to replace guard Dominique Jones who was the league’s scoring champion and seemingly made all the big plays for the Bulls.

Who’s Back The frontcourt should be the strength of this Bulls team. Augustus Gilchrist, a 6-10 junior, was slowed by an ankle injury last season, but he still averaged 13.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. The athletic forward is the top returning scorer. Six-eleven Jarrid Famous was a solid contributor, averaging 10.4 points and 7.5 rebounds in his first season with USF. The senior also shot 52.7 percent from the floor. Six-eight Toarlyn Fitzpatick made 22 starts as a freshman last season. He averaged 4.3 points and 4.5 boards. In the backcourt, Anthony Crater is the only holdover who saw significant playing time last year. In 23.7 minutes per game, he averaged 3.1 ppg. Mike Burwell and Shaun Noriega both saw limited action last year.

Who’s Missing Jones, a first-round NBA draft choice, finished 14th nationally in scoring, averaging 21.4 ppg. He also averaged 3.6 assists and 1.7 steals. Jones was USF’s first All-BIG EAST First Team selection. Point guard Chris Howard was a four-year contributor who averaged 10.3 points and 3.8 assists last season. Howard’s partner in the backcourt, Mike Mercer, averaged 9.2 ppg.

Storylines The Bulls’ frontcourt will be even stronger with the addition of forward Ron Anderson, a transfer from Kansas State. The 6-8 junior averaged 5.2 points and 5.3 rebounds two seasons ago. Heath knows he needs help away from the basket and his group of newcomers includes guards or wing players who have reputations as good shooters. Two of the junior college transfers are 6-0 Shedrick Haynes, who will compete at point guard, and 6-5 Hugh Robertson, who will push to be noticed at shooting guard or small forward. Jawanza Poland is another junior college transfer though he will have three seasons of eligibility. Freshmen LaVonte Dority and Jordan Heath are two more guard candidates.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS Ron Anderson, Jr., F, 6-8, 225 Upper Marlboro, Md./Kansas State • Transferred from Kansas State and will have two years of eligibility remaining. • Averaged 5.2 points in 18.8 minutes per game for Kansas State in 2008-09. • Was Division II All-State as a prep senior at the McCallie School (Tenn.). LaVonte Dority, G, Fr., 6-0, 180 Chicago, Ill./Edwin G. Foreman • Transfer from Ohio State who will become eligible on Dec. 12, 2009. • In 10 games at Ohio State, he averaged 1.2 points in 13.1 minutes per game. • In high school, he led Flint Southwestern to three city championships. Shedrick Haynes, G, Jr., 6-0, 185 Sarasota, Fla./Lackawanna JC (Pa.) • Averaged 18.5 points and shot 42 percent from 3-point range for Lackawanna in 2009-10. • Made the Region XIX Division II AllRegion First Team. • Played prep basketball at Palmetto High School in Bradenton, Fla. Jordan Heath, G, Fr., 5-11, 180 Tampa, Fla./Tampa Prep • Is the son of head coach Stan Heath. Jawanza Poland, G, So., 6-4, 195 Wichita, Kan./Hutchinson JC • Was a redshirt at Hutchinson after playing one season at Cowley College. • Averaged 13.5 points and 3.6 rebounds at Cowley in 2008-09. • Was named the Kansas Jayhawk East AllConference Freshman of the Year. Hugh Robertson, G, Jr., 6-5, 195 Macon, Ga./Tallahasse JC • Averaged 11.6 points and 4.7 rebounds last season for Tallahassee JC. • Shot 48.3 percent from the floor and 38.3 percent from 3-point range. • Led his team to the 2010 FCCAA title game a spot on the all-tournament team.

2009-10 RESULTS (20-13, 9-9 BIG EAST)

(Home: 11-5/Away: 4-6/Neutral: 5-2) High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER 13 at Southern Methodist W, 67-61 2,213 Gilchrist 23/Gilchrist 9 16 Virginia W, 66-49 4,193 Jones 22/Gilchrist, Famous 8 Charleston Classic, Charleston, S.C. 19 vs Davidson W, 65-58 2,115 Gilchrist 21/Famous 11 20 vs South Carolina L, 66-69 2,391 Gilchrist 19/Jones 9 22 vs UNC-Wilmington W, 74-66 2,531 Jones 28/Fitzpatrick, Gilchrist 6 25 Kent State W, 76-54 4,189 Gilchrist 19/Famous 8 27 Florida Atlantic W, 78-68 4,571 Gilchrist 27/Famous 9 DECEMBER 2 Hampton W, 74-55 2,753 Famous 16/Famous 10 13 Central Michigan L, 56-59 3.364 Jones 24/Mercer, Fitzpatrick 7 16 Central Florida W, 69-65 4,627 Jones 27/Famous 10 Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic, Las Vegas, Nev. 19 vs San Francisco W, 69-49 386 Jones 23/Famous 10 20 vs San Diego W, 69-60 452 Mercer 19/Famous 7 30 at LOUISVILLE L, 52-73 19,386 Famous 12/Fitzpatrick 11 JANUARY 5 NOTRE DAME - ESPNU L, 73-74 5,107 Jones 26/Mercer 10 10 at SYRACUSE L, 65-82 18,703 Jones 30/Famous 12 13 WEST VIRGINIA L, 50-69 6,110 Jones 28/Jones, Fitzpatrick 7 16 RUTGERS W, 73-64 4,764 Jones 20/Famous 12 20 at CINCINNATI - ESPN2 L, 70-78 7,306 Jones 21/Howard 10 23 at PROVIDENCE - ESPNU ot W, 109-105 9,184 Jones 46/Jones 10 28 SETON HALL - ESPN2 ot W, 76-74 3,786 Jones 28/Famous 14 31 PITTSBURGH W, 70-61 5,370 Jones 37/Fitzpatrick 10 FEBRUARY 3 at GEORGETOWN W, 72-64 12,207 Jones 29/Jones 8 7 at NOTRE DAME L, 62-65 8,520 Howard 23/Famous 8 13 at MARQUETTE L, 52-63 18,064 Jones 16/Famous 10 16 CINCINNATI - ESPNU W, 65-57 6,607 Jones 26/Gilchrist 6 20 ST. JOHN’S L, 58-74 5,823 Mercer, Jones 17/Famous 6 24 at VILLANOVA L, 49-74 6,500 Jones 12/Gilchrist 8 27 PROVIDENCE W, 99-93 5,061 Jones 26/Jones 9 MARCH 2 at DE PAUL - ESPNU W, 63-59 7,235 Jones 20/Famous 9 6 CONNECTICUT W, 75-68 8,317 Jones 20/Mercer 8 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 9 vs DePaul - ESPN2 W, 63-59 19,375 Jones 20/Jones 9 10 vs Georgetown - ESPN L, 49-58 19,375 Jones 21/Gilchrist 8 National Invitation Tournament 16 vs North Carolina State - ESPN2 L, 57-58 3,502 Jones 24/Famous, Howard 7

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Syracuse Orange 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 12 5 13 00 11 21 32 14 51 24 2 33 43 34 20 3

Name Baye Moussa Keita C.J. Fair Griffin Hoffmann Rick Jackson Scoop Jardine Mookie Jones Kris Joseph Matt Lyde-Cajuste Fabricio Melo Brandon Reese Nick Resavy DaShonte Riley James Southerland Mike Tomaszewski Brandon Triche Dion Waiters

Class Fr. Fr. So. Sr. So. So. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Jr. So. Fr.

Pos. F F G F G F F F F G G F F F G G

Ht. 6-10 6-7 6-0 6-9 6-2 6-6 6-7 6-4 7-0 5-10 6-2 7-0 6-8 6-8 6-4 6-3

Wt. 220 200 173 240 190 220 207 205 265 160 199 265 205 232 198 214

Hometown/High School Mouth of Wilson, Va./Oak Hill Academy Baltimore, Md./Brewster Academy New York, N.Y./York Prep Philadelphia, Pa./Neumann-Goretti Philadelphia, Pa./Neumann-Goretti Peekskill, N.Y./Peekskill Montreal, Quebec/Archbishop Carroll (D.C.) Mt. Vernon, N.Y./Iona Prep Sagemont, Fla./Sagemont Davie, Fla./Pine Crest West Milford, N.J./West Milford Detroit, Mich./Detroit Country Day Bayside, N.Y./Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) Seabrook, N.H./Holderness Jamesville, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt Philadelphia, Pa./Burlington Life Academy (N.J.)

2009-10 RECORD 30-5 overall 15-3 BIG EAST (1st) FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN 4/8 POSTSEASON NCAA Sweet 16

Head Coach: Jim Boeheim (Syracuse ’66) Associate Head Coach: Bernie Fine (Syracuse ’67) Assistant Coaches: Mike Hopkins (Syracuse ’93), Rob Murphy (Central State ’96) Head Coach Jim Boeheim (Syracuse ’66) Career Record (34 years)...................................829-293 (.739) Syracuse Record (34 years)................................829-293 (.739) BIG EAST Regular Season Record (31 years).......326-178 (.647) BIG EAST Tournament Record (31 years)............... 45-26 (.634) BIG EAST Overall Record (31 years)....................371-204 (.645) NCAA Record (27 appearances)............................. 44-26 (.629) NIT Record (six appearances).................................. 12-7 (.632)

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture Syracuse has been among the college basketball elite seemingly f o r e v e r, y e t l a s t s e a s o n ’ s accomplishments still were noteworthy even by the Orange’s high standards. SU finished with a 30-5 record, set a school record with 28 regular-season wins and reached No. 1 in the national polls. With a 15-3 league record, the Orange won their first outright BIG EAST crown since 1990-91. Coach Jim Boeheim, who won BIG EAST Coach of the Year honors for the fourth time, posted his record 32nd 20-win season. In the last two years, SU has won 58 games. The Orange lost standouts Wes Johnson, Andy Rautins and Arinze Onuaku, but are expected to be strong again in 2010-11.

Who’s Back Forward Rick Jackson and guard Brandon Triche are the two returning starters, but forward Kris Joseph played starter’s minutes (27.8) and was picked BIG EAST Sixth Man of the Year. The 6-7 Joseph averaged 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. Jackson was third in the BIG EAST in field goal shooting, making 59.1 percent. He averaged 9.7 points and 7.0 boards. Triche split playing time at the point with Scoop Jardine. Triche averaged 8.1 ppg. Jardine, a 6-2 junior, averaged 9.1 ppg and a team-leading 4.3 assists. Forward Mookie Jones (5.8, 1.6) and center DaShonte Riley (1.4, 1.5) both played 17 minutes per game last year as freshmen. Classmate James Southerland (3.2, 1.2) played in 13 games.

Who’s Missing Forward Wes Johnson was the BIG EAST Player of the Year. The consensus all-American posted averages of 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds. Guard Andy Rautins was an All-BIG EAST Second Team selection who averaged 12.1 points. He ranked second in the BIG EAST in steals (2.0) and third in assists (4.9). Center Arinze Onuaku, who missed the NCAA Championship games with a leg injury, averaged 10.5 points and 5.1 rebounds.

Storylines The usually prolific Syracuse offense was up to standards last year. The team averaged 80.9 ppg and led the nation in field goal shooting, hitting at 51.6 percent. The returning cast has plenty of winning experience and the addition of 7-0 freshman Fabricio Melo may produce some immediate dividends. Freshman guard Dion Waiters, who is Jardine’s cousin, is another highly-regarded rookie and has a reputation as a solid shooter. The other newcomers are 6-7 forward C.J. Fair and 6-10 Baye Moussa Keita.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS Baye Moussa Keita, F, Fr., 6-10, 220 Mouth of Wilson, Va./Oak Hill Academy C.J. Fair, F, Fr., 6-7, 200 Baltimore, Md./Brewster Academy (Maine) Fabricio Melo, F, Fr., 7-0, 265 Sagemont, Fla./Sagemont • Played in the 2010 McDonald’s AllAmerican Game. • Led Sagemont to the Class 2A finals in his only season of prep competition in the U.S. Dion Waiters, G, Fr., 6-3, 214 Philadelphia, Pa./Burlington Life Acad. • Was a 2010 Jordan Brand All-American and played in the Jordan Brand Classic. • Averaged 21.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists as a senior.

2009-10 RESULTS (30-5, 15-3 BIG EAST)

(Home: 17-2/Away: 8-1/Neutral: 5-2) High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER 2K Sports Classic 9 Albany - ESPNU W, 75-45 15,707 Onuaku 14/Johnson 8 11 Robert Morris - ESPNU W, 100-60 15,594 Rautins 22/Riley 6 19 vs California ^ - ESPN2 W, 95-73 15,365 Jardine 22/Johnson 11 20 vs North Carolina ^ - ESPN2 W, 87-71 15,552 Johnson 25/Johnson 8 24 Cornell W, 88-73 18,238 Triche 21/Johnson 10 27 Columbia W, 85-60 20,166 Johnson 26/Jackson 9 30 Colgate W, 92-58 18,457 Johnson 19/Johnson 9 DECEMBER 5 Maine W, 101-55 20,302 Triche, 16/Jackson 8 SEC/BIG EAST Invitational, Tampa, Fla. 10 vs Florida - ESPN W, 85-73 9,353 Jackson 21/Jackson 11 13 Saint Francis W, 75-51 19,381 Onuaku 14/Johnson 9 Jackson 18/Jackson, Johnson 10 19 Saint Bonaventure W, 85-72 20,578 22 Oakland W, 92-60 18,669 Triche 27/Johnson 11 29 at SETON HALL W, 80-73 9,800 Johnson 20/Johnson 19 JANUARY 2 PITTSBURGH L, 72-82 24,969 Johnson 19/Joseph 9 6 Memphis - ESPN2 W, 74-57 17,805 Johnson 19/Joseph 9 10 USF W, 82-65 18,703 Johnson 19/Johnson 13 13 at RUTGERS W, 81-65 8,085 Rautins 23/Johnson 10 16 at WEST VIRGINIA - ESPN W, 72-71 15,271 Triche 16/Jackson 10 18 at NOTRE DAME - ESPN W, 84-71 9,149 Johnson 22/Johnson 8 23 MARQUETTE - ESPNU W, 76-71 29,011 Johnson 22/Johnson 15 25 GEORGETOWN - ESPN W, 73-56 26,508 Rautins, Joseph 15/Johnson 9 30 at DE PAUL W, 59-57 11,554 Johnson 16/Johnson 13 FEBRUARY 2 PROVIDENCE W, 85-68 20,205 Joseph 23/Joeseph, Onuaku 7 7 at CINCINNATI W, 71-54 11,045 Rautins 20/Jackson 10 10 CONNECTICUT - ESPN W, 72-67 24,847 Jackson 15/Johnson, Onuaku 9 14 LOUISVILLE - ESPN L, 60-66 31,053 Johnson 14/Johnson, Joseph 8 18 at GEORGETOWN - ESPN2 W, 75-71 19,976 Rautins 26/Jackson, Johnson 8 23 at PROVIDENCE - ESPNU W, 99-85 12,410 Jackson, Rautins 28/Jackson, Onuaku 9 27 VILLANOVA - ESPN W, 95-77 34,616 Jackson 19/Johnson 10 MARCH 2 ST. JOHN’S W, 85-66 26,081 Onuaku 21/Onuaku 8 6 at LOUISVILLE - ESPN L, 68-78 20,135 Jardine 20/Jackson 10 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 11 vs Georgetown - ESPN L, 84-91 19,375 Johnson 24/Johnson 7 NCAA Championship 19 vs Vermont - CBS + W, 79-56 18,948 Johnson 18/Three with 8 21 vs Gonzaga - CBS + W, 87-65 18,934 Johnson 31/Johnson 14 25 vs Butler - CBS % L, 59-63 17,254 Johnson 17/Johnson, Jackson 9 ^ Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y. + HSBC Arena, Buffalo, N.Y.

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Villanova Wildcats 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 34 32 23 10 4 0 1 24 21 2 13

Name Isaiah Armwood James Bell Dominic Cheek Corey Fisher Dallas Ouano Antonio Pena JayVaughn Pinkston Corey Stokes Maurice Sutton Maalik Wayns Mouphtaou Yarou

Class So. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. So. So.

Pos. F G G G G F F G F/C G C

Ht. 6-7 6-5 6-6 6-1 6-0 6-8 6-7 6-5 6-11 6-2 6-10

Wt. 205 225 185 220 190 235 235 220 220 185 250

Hometown/High School Baltimore, Md./Montrose Christian Orlando, Fla./Montverde Academy Jersey City, N.J./St. Anthony’s Bronx, N.Y./St. Patrick’s (N.J.) Holmdel, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy Brooklyn, N.Y./St. Thomas More Prep (Conn.) Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin Bayonne, N.J./St. Benedict’s Upper Marlboro, Md./Largo Philadelphia, Pa./Roman Catholic Natitingou, Benin/Montrose Christian (Md.)

2009-10 RECORD 25-8 overall 13-5 BIG EAST (t2nd) FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN 9/15 POSTSEASON NCAA Second Round

Head Coach: Jay Wright (Bucknell ’83) Assistant Coaches: Chris Walker (Villanova ’92), Jason Donnelly (Muhlenberg ’99), Keith Urgo (Fairfield ’02) Head Coach Jay Wright (Bucknell ’83) Career Record (16 years)...................................325-184 (.639) Villanova Record (nine years)................................203-99 (.672) Hofstra Record (seven years) . ............................122-85 (.589) BIG EAST Regular Season Record (nine years)........ 90-60 (.600) BIG EAST Tournament Record (eight years)................ 8-9 (.471) BIG EAST Overall Record (eight years)................... 98-69 (.587) NCAA Record (eight appearances)............................ 11-8 (.579) NIT Record (four appearances).................................. 4-4 (.500)

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture Last season the Wildcats finished 25-8 overall and 13-5 in BIG EAST, which tied for second place in the conference. The win total tied for second best in school history. VU earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Championship, though the Wildcats were eliminated in the second round. Coach Jay Wright, who had six newcomers among his top 11 players, will welcome back eight of those 11 for 2010-11. Like last year, the Wildcats have to replace two starters, though this year’s supporting cast will be more experienced. Villanova will be aiming for its seventh straight trip to the NCAAs.

Who’s Back The Wildcats will be able to lean on the senior trio of Corey Fisher, Antonio Pena and Corey Stokes. Fisher was All-BIG EAST Third Team after averaging 13.3 points and a team-leading 3.9 assists. Pena averaged 10.5 points and 7.0 rebounds. Stokes averaged 9.5 points and continued to develop as an all-around contributor. Maalik Wayns made the BIG EAST AllRookie Team and averaged 7.0 points. Dominic Cheek averaged 5.3 points while offering excellent defense. In the middle, Mouphtaou Yarou (4.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg) looks ready to become a full-time contributor. Forward Isaiah Armwood, played 29 games and averaged 2.3 points and 2.1 rebounds. Maurice Sutton, a 6-11 redshirt sophomore, started seven games at center and led the team in blocked shots.

Who’s Missing Guard Scottie Reynolds, a consensus all-American, was one of those players who seemingly played forever for the Wildcats. He was also the team leader. Reynolds finished his career as the school’s second leading scorer with 2,222 career points. Last season his scoring average was 18.2 ppg. Forward Reggie Redding averaged 7.3 points and 4.7 rebounds, but was known mostly for his defensive abilities.

Storylines Last year, a heralded recruiting class made important contributions as freshmen. With a season under their belt, they should be even better in 2010-11. Fisher, Pena and Stokes have been through the BIG EAST wars and know how to win. Freshman guard James Bell will try to find some playing time in a crowded backcourt. Freshman forward JayVaughn Pinkston will push to be noticed in the frontcourt. In league games last season, Villanova ranked first in scoring, averaging 81.6 ppg. Wright wants his team to play better defensively. The Wildcats were second in field goal percentage defense, allowing opponents to shoot only 41.1 percent, but they were 13th in scoring defense, yielding 75.6 ppg.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS James Bell, G, Fr., 6-5, 225 Orlando, Fla./Montverde Academy • Named a third-team all-American by USA Today and fourth-team by Parade Magazine. • Averaged 18.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.3 steals as a senior. • Helped his team to a 23-5 record and was invited to try out for USA Basketball U18 Team. Dallas Ouano, G, Jr., 6-0, 190 Holmdel, N.J./Christian Brothers Acad. • Spent the 2009-10 season as a practice player. • Helped Christian Brothers to the Jersey Shore Conference finals in 2007. • Named to the National Honor Society in 2007-08. JayVaughn Pinkston, F, Fr., 6-7, 235 Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin • Was named a McDonald’s All-American as a senior. • Averaged 25 points, 13 rebounds and five assists in 2009-10. • Scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds at the Capital Classic All-Star Game.

2009-10 RESULTS (25-8, 13-5 BIG EAST)

(Home: 12-2/Away: 8-4/Neutral: 5-2) High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER 13 Fairleigh Dickinson W, 84-61 6,500 Stokes 20/Pena 10 16 Penn W, 103-65 6,500 Wayns 16/Pena 10 O’Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off, San Juan, P.R. 19 vs George Mason - ESPNU W, 69-68 5,073 Reynolds 18/Pena 10 20 vs Dayton - ESPNU W, 71-65 5,762 Fisher 18/King 9 22 vs Mississippi - ESPN2 W, 79-67 8,357 Reynolds 21/Pena 16 28 La Salle - ESPN2 W, 81-63 6,500 Reynolds, Pena 14/Pena 8 DECEMBER 2 Drexel W, 77-58 6,500 Pena 19/Pena 11 BB&T Classic, Washington, D.C. 6 vs Maryland W, 95-86 16,389 Reynolds 25/Pena 11 9 at Saint Joseph’s - ESPN2 W, 97-89 8,722 Reynolds 22/King 9 13 at Temple - CBS C L, 65-75 8,449 Reynolds 23/Reynolds, King 7 19 at Fordham W, 96-58 5,137 Three with 17/Stokes 10 23 Delaware W, 97-63 6,500 Reynolds 22/King 12 JANUARY 2 at MARQUETTE - ESPN2 W, 74-72 18,093 Reynolds 23/Redding 8 6 DE PAUL W, 99-72 6,500 Reynolds 21/Armwood 7 9 MARQUETTE W, 78-76 6,500 Stokes 16/King 6 11 at LOUISVILLE - ESPN W, 92-84 20,076 Reynolds 36/King 7 17 GEORGETOWN (WC) W, 82-77 20,016 Reynolds 26/Redding 7 20 at RUTGERS W, 94-68 8,805 Cheek 17/Pena, Yarou 9 23 at ST. JOHN’S - ESPN W, 81-71 14,432 Reynolds 19/King 6 27 NOTRE DAME - ESPN (WC) W, 90-72 17,619 Fisher, Reynolds 17/Pena 10 FEBRUARY 2 SETON HALL - ESPNU W, 81-71 6,500 Pena 16/Pena 8 Reynolds, Stokes 24/Armwood 5 6 at GEORGETOWN - ESPN L, 90-103 10,387 8 at WEST VIRGINIA - ESPN W, 82-75 15,593 Reynolds 21/Pena 9 13 PROVIDENCE - ESPNU (WC) W, 92-81 18,622 Reynolds, Fisher 22/Pena 12 15 CONNECTICUT - ESPN (WC) L, 75-84 18,123 Reynolds 18/King 6 21 at PITTSBURGH - CBS L, 65-70 12,920 Reynolds 20/Pena 9 24 USF W, 74-49 6,500 Reynolds 21/Pena 7 27 at SYRACUSE - ESPN L, 77-95 34,616 Reynolds 16/Yarou, King 8 MARCH 2 at CINCINNATI - ESPN2 W, 77-73 11,076 Reynolds 17/Pena 7 6 WEST VIRGINIA - CBS (WC) ot L, 66-68 20,225 Reynolds 17/Pena, Redding 6 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 11 vs Marquette - ESPN L, 76-80 19,375 Stokes 22/Pena 6 NCAA Championship 18 vs Robert Morris - CBS ^ ot W, 73-70 11,106 Reynolds 20/Yarou 8 20 vs Saint Mary’s - CBS ^ L, 68-75 11,271 Stokes 15/Cheek 7 ^ Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, R.I. (WC) Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

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West Virginia Mountaineers 2010-11 ROSTER o. N 25 41 30 5 42 21 33 32 12 2

Name Darryl Bryant Noah Cottrill Darrious Curry John Flowers Danny Jennings Kevin Jones Deniz Kilicli Joe Mazzulla Casey Mitchell Kevin Noreen David Nyarsuk Dalton Pepper Kenny Ross Cam Thoroughman

Class Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr.

Pos. G G F F F F F G G F C G G F

Ht. 6-2 6-3 6-7 6-7 6-8 6-8 6-9 6-2 6-4 6-10 7-1 6-5 6-0 6-7

Wt. 205 195 200 215 270 255 270 200 220 220 230 230 175 235

Hometown/High School Brooklyn, N.Y./St. Raymond’s Logan, W. Va./Logan Houston, Texas/Stratford Waldorf, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken Staten Island, N.Y./St. Thomas More (Ct.) Mount Vernon, N.Y./Mount Vernon Istanbul, Turkey/Mountain State Academy (W.Va.) Johnston, R.I./Bishop Hendricken Savannah, Ga./Chipola JC Minneapolis, Minn./Minn. Transitions Charter Juba, Sudan/Mountain State Academy (W.Va.) Levittown, Pa./Pennsbury Furlong, Pa./Academy of the New Church Portsmouth, Ohio/Clay

2009-10 RECORD 31-7 overall 13-5 BIG EAST (t2nd) FINAL RANKING AP/ESPN 6/3 POSTSEASON NCAA Final Four

Head Coach: Bob Huggins (West Virginia ’77) Associate Head Coach: Larry Harrison (Pittsburgh ’78) Assistant Coaches: Billy Hahn (Maryland ’75), Erik Martin (Cincinnati ’93) Head Coach Bob Huggins (West Virginia ’77) Career Record (28 years)...................................670-241 (.735) West Virginia Record (three years)......................... 80-30 (.727) Kansas State Record (one year)............................. 23-12 (.657) Cincinnati Record (16 years)...............................399-127 (.759) Akron Record (five years)...................................... 97-46 (.678) Walsh Record (three years)................................... 71-46 (.732) BIG EAST Regular Season Record (three years)...... 34-20 (.630) BIG EAST Tournament Record (two years).................. 7-2 (.778) BIG EAST Overall Record (two years)..................... 41-22 (.651) NCAA Record (18 appearances)............................. 26-18 (.591) NIT Record (five appearances)................................... 3-5 (.375)

2010-11 PREVIEW The Big Picture The Mountaineers made a memorable run to the NCAA Final Four last year in a season that also included their first BIG EAST Championship crown. WVU posted 13 BIG EAST wins, its highest total since joining the league for hoops in 1995-96. Coach Bob Huggins’ squad finished 31-7. Three key contributors -- Da’Sean Butler, Devin Ebanks and Wellington Smith -- have to be replaced, but Huggins still has some battletested veterans who should keep the Mountaineers in BIG EAST contention.

Who’s Back Forward Kevin Jones may take over as the Mountaineers’ top gun. The 6-8 junior was second on the team in scoring (13.5) and rebounding (7.2) last year while also shooting 40.4 percent from 3-point range. Darryl Bryant and Joe Mazzulla are back to share the point guard spot. Bryant is the usual starter. He averaged 9.3 ppg last year. Mazzulla averaged only 2.7 ppg, but he was the MVP of the NCAA East Regional last season. Casey Mitchell (3.7) and Dalton Pepper (3.1) return to help with perimeter shooting. Six-nine, Deniz Kilicli (3.5) missed two-thirds of the regular season due to an eligibility issue, but showed promise. John Flowers (3.1, 2.4), Cam Thoroughman (1.0, 1.3) and Danny Jennings (1.5, 1.6) all have had their moments in the frontcourt.

Who’s Missing Butler ended his senior season as a Mountaineer hero. A team captain, he averaged 17.2 points and 6.2 rebounds. Butler won the Dave Gavitt Trophy as the Most Outstanding Player in the BIG EAST Championship and was the national winner of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. The athletic Ebanks averaged 12.0 points and a team-leading 8.1 boards while earning All-BIG EAST Second Team honors. Smith was a dependable forward who averaged 6.6 points and 4.1 rebounds.

Storylines The Mountaineers have three starters to replace, but appear to have some experienced players ready to step into more prominent roles. WVU figures to continue with its trademark combination of rebounding and defense. The Mountaineers often appear to be a team with several interchangeable parts. In league games last season, the Mountaineers led the BIG EAST with a +5.0 rebound margin. Among four freshmen, guard Noah Cottrill is a combo guard who may see some significant action right away. Forward Darrious Curry is a wing candidate. Forward Kevin Noreen is 6-10, but is known more as a shooter who can step away from the basket. David Nyarsuk, a 7-1 center, will fight for minutes in the low post.

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2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW NEWCOMERS Noah Cottrill, G, Fr., 6-3, 195 Logan, W.Va./Logan • Won Evans Award as West Virginia’s top player as a senior. • Averaged 29.2 ppg in 2009-10 and scored 2,808 career points at Logan. • Selected as the captain of the Class AAA all-state team. Darrious Curry, F, Fr., 6-7, 200 Houston, Texas/Stratford • Averaged 19 points, seven rebounds and two assists as a senior. • Was a McDonald’s All-American finalist who earned all-district honors for three years. • Also competed in track, winning district titles in the high jump and triple jump. Kevin Noreen, F, Fr., 6-10, 220 Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Transitions Charter School • Named Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball for 2010. • Averaged 38.6 points, 16.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 3.9 steals and 3.2 blocks as a senior. • Finished his prep career as the state’s all-time scorer with 4,086 points. David Nyarsuk, C, Fr., 7-1, 230 Juba, Sudan/Mountain State Academy (W.Va.) • Attended Mountain State Academy in Beckley, W.Va. as a senior. • Averaged 10.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.9 blocks as a junior at The Patterson School (N.C.) • Came to the U.S. as part of the African Hoop Opportunities Providing an Education.

2009-10 RESULTS (31-7, 13-5 BIG EAST)

(Home: 11-3/Away: 7-5/Neutral: 5-4) High Scorer/Rebounder NOVEMBER 15 Loyola (Md.) W, 83-60 8,316 Butler 26/Jennings 12 24 The Citadel ^ W, 69-50 12,348 Flowers 13/Jones, Smith 8 76 Classic, Anaheim, Calif. 26 vs Long Beach State - ESPNU W, 85-62 2,117 Mitchell 18/Jones 9 27 vs Texas A&M - ESPN W, 73-66 2,067 Butler 17/Ebanks 9 29 vs Portland W, 84-66 2,057 Butler 26/Smith 7 DECEMBER 9 Duquesne W, 68-39 9,835 Jones 16/Jones 9 12 Coppin State W, 69-43 10,121 Jones 22/Jones 11 19 at Cleveland State W, 80-78 5,105 Jones 23/Butler 9 23 Mississippi - ESPN2 W, 76-66 11,139 Smith 19/Ebanks 13 26 at SETON HALL - CBS ot W, 90-84 9,800 Ebanks 22/Ebanks 17 29 MARQUETTE W, 63-62 12,872 Ebanks 19/Ebanks 8 JANUARY 1 at Purdue - ESPN L, 62-77 14,123 Butler 17/Jones 8 6 RUTGERS W, 86-52 9,586 Jones 19/Ebanks 9 9 at NOTRE DAME - ESPNU L, 68-70 9,149 Jones 17/Jones 10 13 at USF W, 69-50 6,110 Ebanks 17/Ebanks 11 16 SYRACUSE - ESPN L, 71-72 15,271 Bryant 18/Three with 6 20 vs Marshall ^ W, 68-60 12,380 Butler 16/Jones 8 23 Ohio State - CBS W, 71-65 15,033 Butler 21/Jones 11 26 at DE PAUL W, 62-46 8,498 Four with 14/Ebanks 9 30 LOUISVILLE - ESPN W, 77-74 12,471 Butler 27/Ebanks 11 FEBRUARY 3 PITTSBURGH W, 70-51 15,419 Butler 18/Ebanks 16 6 at ST. JOHN’S - ESPNU W, 79-60 6,157 Butler 33/Ebanks 10 8 VILLANOVA - ESPN L, 75-82 15,593 Bryant 15/Jones 8 12 at PITTSBURGH - ESPN 3ot L, 95-98 12,902 Butler 32/Butler 11 17 at PROVIDENCE W, 88-74 8,553 Ebanks 21/Smith 10 20 SETON HALL - ESPN W, 75-63 11,816 Jones, Ebanks 16/Jones 9 22 at CONNECTICUT - ESPN L, 62-73 15,082 Ebanks 17/Ebanks 9 27 CINCINNATI W, 74-68 12,598 Jones 15/Ebanks 10 MARCH 1 GEORGETOWN - ESPN W, 81-68 13,211 Butler 22/Butler, Jones 6 6 at VILLANOVA - CBS ot W, 68-66 20,225 Butler 21/Butler 10 BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life, New York, N.Y. 11 vs Cincinnati - ESPN W, 54-51 19,375 Jones 17/Three with 6 12 vs Notre Dame - ESPN W, 53-51 19,375 Butler 24/Smith 8 13 vs Georgetown - ESPN W, 60-58 19,375 Butler 20/Smith 10 NCAA Championship 19 vs Morgan State - CBS + W, 77-50 18,653 Jones 17/Ebanks 13 21 vs Missouri - CBS + W, 68-59 18,934 Bryant 28/Jones 9 25 vs Washington - CBS % W, 69-56 22,271 Jones 18/Jones 8 27 vs Kentucky - CBS % W, 73-66 22,497 Butler 18/Jones 8 APRIL NCAA Final Four, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind. 3 vs Duke - CBS L, 57-78 71,298 Smith 12/Jones, Smith 5 ^ Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, W.Va. + HSBC Arena, Buffalo, N.Y. % Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y.

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2009-10 In Review Syracuse (4/8) Pittsburgh (18/20) West Virginia (6/3) Villanova (9/15) Marquette (rv/-) Louisville Notre Dame (rv/-) Georgetown (14/rv) USF Seton Hall Cincinnati Connecticut St. John’s Rutgers Providence DePaul

W-L 15-3 13-5 13-5 13-5 11-7 11-7 10-8 10-8 9-9 9-9 7-11 7-11 6-12 5-13 4-14 1-17

BIG EAST Pct. H .833 7-2 .722 8-1 .722 7-2 .722 7-2 .611 6-3 .611 7-2 .556 7-2 .556 6-3 .500 6-3 .500 6-3 .389 5-4 .389 5-4 .333 3-6 .278 4-5 .222 2-7 .056 1-8

A 8-1 5-4 6-3 6-3 5-4 4-5 3-6 4-5 3-6 3-6 2-7 2-7 3-6 1-8 2-7 0-9

Standings & Honors W-L 30-5 25-9 31-7 25-8 22-12 20-13 23-12 23-11 20-13 19-13 19-16 18-16 17-16 15-17 12-19 8-23

Pct. .857 .735 .816 .758 .647 .606 .657 .676 .606 .594 .543 .529 .515 .469 .387 .258

OVERALL H A 17-2 8-1 17-1 6-4 13-2 7-4 12-2 8-4 13-4 5-5 15-4 4-7 17-3 3-6 12-4 6-5 11-5 4-6 13-5 4-6 13-5 2-9 15-4 2-9 8-6 4-8 13-6 1-9 8-9 4-9 6-9 0-11

N 5-2 2-4 11-1 5-2 4-3 1-2 3-3 5-2 5-2 1-2 4-2 1-3 5-2 1-2 0-1 2-3

Streak Lost 1 Lost 1 Lost 1 Lost 1 Lost 1 Lost 2 Lost 2 Lost 2 Lost 2 Lost 2 Lost 1 Lost 1 Lost 2 Lost 3 Lost 11 Lost 13

(Rank in March 15 Associated Press Poll followed by rank in April 6 ESPN/USA Today Poll)

POSTSEASON RESULTS NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP - CBS SPORTS First Round • March 18 South Region; New Orleans, La. No. 11 Old Dominion 51, No. 6 Notre Dame 50

Second Round • March 20 South Region; Providence, R.I. No. 10 Saint Mary’s 75, No. 2 Villanova 68

South Region; Providence, R.I. No. 2 Villanova 73, No. 15 Robert Morris 70 (ot)

Second Round • March 21 East Region; Buffalo, N.Y. No. 2 West Virgina 68, No. 10 Missouri 59

East Region; San Jose, Calif. No. 11 Washington 80, No. 6 Marquette 78 Midwest Region; Providence, R.I. No. 14 Ohio 97, No. 3 Georgetown 83 First Round • March 19 East Region; Buffalo, N.Y. No. 2 West Virgina 77, No. 15 Morgan State 50 West Region; Milwaukee, Wis. No. 3 Pittsburgh 89, No. 14 Oakland 66 West Region; Buffalo, N.Y. No. 1 Syracuse 79, No. 16 Vermont 56 South Region, Jacksonville, Fla. No. 8 California 77, No. 9 Louisville 62

West Region; Milwaukee, Wis. No. 6 Xavier 71, No. 3 Pittsburgh 68 West Region; Buffalo, N.Y. No. 1 Syracuse 87, No. 8 Gonzaga 65

National Invitation Tournament First Round • March 16 No. 4 Connecticut 59, No. 5 Northeastern 57 No. 6 North Carolina State 58, No. 3 USF 57 No. 5 Texas Tech 87, No. 4 Seton Hall 69 First Round • March 17 No. 2 Cincinnati 76, No. 7 Weber State 62 No. 3 Memphis 73, No. 6 St. John’s 71 Second Round • March 22 No. 1 Virginia Tech 65, No. 4 Connecticut 63 No. 3 Dayton 81, No. 2 Cincinnati 66

Regional Semifinals • March 25 West Region; Salt Lake City, Utah No. 5 Butler 63, No. 1 Syracuse 59 East Region; Syracuse, N.Y. No. 2 West Virginia 69, No. 11 Washington 56 Regional Final • March 27 East Region; Syracuse N.Y. No. 2 West Virginia 73, No. 1 Kentucky 66 Final Four; Indianapolis, Ind. • April 3 Duke 78, West Virginia 57

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THE BIG EAST AGAINST THE CONFERENCES Conference Record America East 10-1 Atlantic Coast 5-10 Atlantic Sun 8-1 Atlantic 10 17-7 Big Sky 2-0 Big South 5-0 Big Ten 2-5 Big 12 3-2 Big West 2-0 Colonial 10-2 Conference USA 7-2 Great West 1-0 Horizon 6-1 Ivy 11-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic 6-1 Mid-American 5-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic 5-0 Missouri Valley 2-0 Mountain West 0-1 Northeast 14-0 Ohio Valley 1-0 Pacific-10 4-2 Patriot 8-1 Southeastern 8-8 Southern 4-1 Southland 1-0 Southwestern Athletic 4-0 Summit 5-0 Sun Belt 3-0 West Coast 4-3 Western Athletic 0-0

Pct .909 .333 .889 .708 1.000 1.000 .286 .600 1.000 .833 .778 1.000 .857 .917 .857 .714 1.000 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000 .667 .889 .500 .800 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .571 —

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168-51 116-13 12-15 40-23

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2010 BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP presented by NEW YORK LIFE Tuesday, March 9 – First Round Game 1: No. 9 USF 58, No. 16 DePaul 49 Game 2: No. 13 St. John’s 73, No. 12 Connecticut 51 Game 3: No. 10 Seton Hall 109, No. 15 Providence 106 Game 4: No. 11 Cincinnati 69, No. 14 Rutgers 68 Wednesday, March 10 - Second Round Game 5: No. 8 Georgetown 69, No. 9 USF 49 Game 6: No. 5 Marquette 57, No. 13 St. John’s 55 Game 7: No. 7 Notre Dame 68, No. 10 Seton Hall 56 Game 8: No. 11 Cincinnati 69, No. 6 Louisville 66 Thursday, March 11 - Quarterfinals Game 9: No. 8 Georgetown 91, No. 1 Syracuse 84 Game 10: No. 5 Marquette 80, No. 4 Villanova 76 Game 11: No. 7 Notre Dame 50, No. 2 Pittsburgh 45 Game 12: No. 3 West Virginia 54, No. 11 Cincinnati 51 Friday, March 12 - Semifinals Game 13: No. 8 Georgetown 80, No. 5 Marquette 57 Game 14: No. 3 West Virginia 53, No. 7 Notre Dame 51 Saturday, March 13 – Championship Game Game 15: No. 3 West Virginia 60, No. 8 Georgetown 58

2010-11 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW BIG EAST Player of the Year Wes Johnson Syracuse, F, Jr. Oppenheimer Funds/BIG EAST Coach of the Year Jim Boeheim Syracuse BIG EAST Rookie of the Year Lance Stephenson Cincinnati, G, Fr. BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year Hamady Ndiaye Rutgers, C, Sr. BIG EAST Most Improved Player Ashton Gibbs Pittsburgh, So., G BIG EAST Sixth Man Award Kris Joseph Syracuse, So., F

BIG EAST Player of the Year Wes Johnson accepts his trophy from commissioner John Marinatto.

BIG EAST Sportsmanship Award Tory Jackson Notre Dame, Sr., G BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year Tim Abromaitis Notre Dame, Jr., F ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM Greg Monroe, Georgetown, C, So., 6-11, 247, New Orleans, La. Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, F, Sr., 6-8, 255, Schererville, Ind. Dominique Jones, USF, G, Jr., 6-4, 205, Lake Wales, Fla. Wes Johnson, Syracuse, F, Jr., 6-7, 205, Corsicana, Texas Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, G, Sr., 6-2, 190, Herndon, Va. * Da’Sean Butler, West Virginia, F, Sr., 6-7, 225, Newark, N.J. ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM Austin Freeman, Georgetown, G, Jr., 6-4, 237, Mitchelville, Md. Lazar Hayward, Marquette, F, Sr., 6-6, 225, Buffalo, N.Y. Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, G, So., 6-2, 190, Scotch Plains, N.J. Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall, G, Jr., 6-5, 185, Bronx, N.Y. Andy Rautins, Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-5, 195, Jamesville, N.Y.

Tim Abromaitis

ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM Jerome Dyson, Connecticut, G, Sr., 6-3, 190, Potomac, Md. Kemba Walker, Connecticut, G, So., 6-1, 172, Bronx, N.Y. Samardo Samuels, Louisville, F, So., 6-9, 260, Trelawny, Jamaica Corey Fisher, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-1, 200, Bronx, N.Y. Devin Ebanks, West Virginia, F, So., 6-9, 210, Long Island City, N.Y. BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION Jimmy Butler, Marquette, F, Jr., 6-6, 215, Tomball, Texas Tim Abromaitis, Notre Dame, F, Jr., 6-8, 232, Unionville, Conn. Jamine Peterson, Providence, F, So., 6-6, 230, Brooklyn, N.Y. BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE TEAM Lance Stephenson, Cincinnati, G, Fr., 6-5, 210, Brooklyn, N.Y. * Alex Oriakhi, Connecticut, F/C, Fr., 6-9, 240, Lowell, Mass. Vincent Council, Providence, G, Fr., 6-2, 180, Brooklyn, N.Y. Dane Miller, Rutgers, F, Fr., 6-7, 210, Henrietta, N.Y. * Brandon Triche, Syracuse, G, Fr., 6-4, 198, Jamesville, N.Y. Maalik Wayns, Villanova, G, Fr., 6-1, 185, Philadelphia, Pa.

Vincent Council

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Individual Statistics SCORING Player-Team Cl 1. HARANGODY, Luke-ND SR 2. JONES, Dominique-USF JR 3. HAZELL, Jeremy-SHU JR 4. PETERSON, Jamine-PC SO 5. REYNOLDS, Scottie-VU SR 6. HAYWARD, Lazar-MU SR 7. DYSON, Jerome-UCONN SR 8. BUTLER, Da’Sean-WVU SR 9. ROSARIO, Mike-RU SO 10. JOHNSON, Wes-SYR JR 11. FREEMAN, Austin-GU JR 12. WALKER, Will-DPU SR 13. MONROE, Greg-GU SO 14. ABROMAITIS, Tim-ND JR 15. GIBBS, Ashton-PITT SO

G 30 33 32 31 33 34 34 38 32 35 33 31 34 35 34

REBOUNDING Player-Team Cl 1. POPE, Herb-SHU SO 2. PETERSON, Jamine-PC SO 3. MONROE, Greg-GU SO 4. HARANGODY, Luke-ND SR 5. JOHNSON, Wes-SYR JR 6. EBANKS, Devin-WVU SO 7. ROBINSON, Stanley-UCONN SR 8. FAMOUS, Jarrid-USF JR 9. HAYWARD, Lazar-MU SR 10. JONES, Kevin-WVU SO 11. NDIAYE, Hamady-RU SR 12. PENA, Antonio-VU JR 13. JACKSON, Rick-SYR JR 14. SAMUELS, Samardo-LOU SO 15. DIXON, Bilal-PC FR

G OFF 32 126 31 135 34 74 30 67 35 75 34 99 34 91 32 98 34 72 38 135 32 76 33 75 35 94 33 106 31 94

FG 244 222 220 233 181 222 195 208 184 207 201 177 202 183 159

3FG 25 52 98 51 69 65 40 70 78 51 59 71 7 81 78

FT 140 209 116 92 171 107 156 168 88 112 83 76 138 117 137

Pts 653 705 654 609 602 616 586 654 534 577 544 501 549 564 533

DEF TOT 217 343 180 315 254 328 206 273 224 299 176 275 169 260 143 241 184 256 137 272 152 228 157 232 152 246 125 231 117 211

Avg 10.7 10.2 9.6 9.1 8.5 8.1 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.2 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.8

FIELD GOAL PCT (Min. 3.0 made per game) Player-Team Cl G FG FGA 1. ONUAKU, Arinze-SYR SR 32 153 229 2. EDWARDS, Gavin-UCONN SR 34 132 223 3. JACKSON, Rick-SYR JR 35 149 252 4. NDIAYE, Hamady-RU SR 32 114 197 5. PENA, Antonio-VU JR 33 127 220 6. VAUGHN, Julian-GU JR 34 106 184 7. ROBINSON, Jeff-SHU JR 24 118 220 8. BUTLER, Jimmy-MU JR 34 148 279 9. FAMOUS, Jarrid-USF JR 32 128 243 10. DIXON, Bilal-PC FR 31 105 200

Pct .668 .592 .591 .579 .577 .576 .536 .530 .527 .525

3-POINT FG PCT (Min. 1.0 made per game) Player-Team Cl G 3FG FGA 1. ACKER, Maurice-MU SR 34 51 103 2. JOHNSON-ODOM, Darius-MU SO 34 73 154 3. FREEMAN, Austin-GU JR 33 59 133 4. ABROMAITIS, Tim-ND JR 35 81 189 5. DELK, Reginald-LOU SR 32 42 99 6. CLARK, Jason-GU SO 34 67 158 7. JOHNSON, Wes-SYR JR 35 51 123 8. HANSBROUGH, Ben-ND SR 35 67 162 9. CUBILLAN, David-MU SR 34 49 119 10. RAUTINS, Andy-SYR JR 35 98 241

Pct .495 .474 .444 .429 .424 .424 .415 .414 .412 .407

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Avg 21.8 21.4 20.4 19.6 18.2 18.1 17.2 17.2 16.7 16.5 16.5 16.2 16.1 16.1 15.7

All Games FREE THROW PCT (Min. 2.0 made per game) Player-Team Cl G FTM FTA 1. GIBBS, Ashton-PITT SO 34 137 155 2. CURRY, Sharaud-PC SR 31 126 144 3. ABROMAITIS, Tim-ND JR 35 117 134 4. FREEMAN, Austin-GU JR 33 83 97 5. HAYWARD, Lazar-MU SR 34 107 127 6. SWOPSHIRE, Jared-LOU SO 33 68 81 7. REYNOLDS, Scottie-VU SR 33 171 204 8. VAUGHN, Deonta-CIN SR 35 91 110 9. BUTLER, Da’Sean-WVU SR 38 168 213 10. HARANGODY, Luke-ND SR 30 140 178 ASSISTS Player-Team Cl 1. JACKSON, Tory-ND SR 2. WALKER, Kemba-UCONN SO 3. RAUTINS, Andy-SYR JR 4. WANAMAKER, Brad-PITT SO 5. HARVEY, Eugene-SHU SR 6. COUNCIL, Vincent-PC FR 7. SOSA, Edgar-LOU SR 8. HANSBROUGH, Ben-ND SR 9. JARDINE, Scoop-SYR SO 10. DYSON, Jerome-UCONN SR

G 35 34 35 34 30 31 33 35 35 34

STEALS Player-Team Cl 1. WALKER, Kemba-UCONN SO 2. RAUTINS, Andy-SYR JR 3. HAYWARD, Lazar-MU SR 4. JONES, Dominique-USF JR 5. JOHNSON, Wes-SYR JR 6. WALKER, Will-DPU SR 7. REYNOLDS, Scottie-VU SR 8. WRIGHT, Chris-GU JR THEODORE, Jordan-SHU SO 10. HAZELL, Jeremy-SHU JR

G Steals Avg 34 70 2.06 35 69 1.97 34 64 1.88 33 56 1.70 35 58 1.66 31 48 1.55 33 51 1.55 34 51 1.50 32 48 1.50 32 47 1.47

BLOCKED SHOTS Player-Team Cl 1. NDIAYE, Hamady-RU SR 2. EDWARDS, Gavin-UCONN SR 3. JACKSON, Rick-SYR JR 4. DIXON, Bilal-PC FR 5. POPE, Herb-SHU SO 6. JOHNSON, Wes-SYR JR 7. McGHEE, Gary-PITT JR 8. MAJOK, Ater-UCONN FR 9. ORIAKHI, Alex-UCONN FR 10. MONROE, Greg-GU SO

G Blocks Avg 32 145 4.53 34 69 2.03 35 69 1.97 31 59 1.90 32 59 1.84 35 64 1.83 34 59 1.74 26 42 1.62 34 54 1.59 34 52 1.53

Pct .884 .875 .873 .856 .843 .840 .838 .827 .789 .787

Asst Avg 185 5.29 172 5.06 171 4.89 160 4.71 139 4.63 141 4.55 150 4.55 153 4.37 151 4.31 144 4.24

ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO (Min. 3.0 assists/game) Player-Team Cl G Asst Avg Turn Avg Ratio 1. ACKER, Maurice-MU SR 34 127 3.7 41 1.2 3.10 2. JACKSON, Tory-ND SR 35 185 5.3 69 2.0 2.68 3. HANSBROUGH, Ben-ND SR 35 153 4.4 63 1.8 2.43 4. THEODORE, Jordan-SHU SO 32 113 3.5 47 1.5 2.40 5. HOWARD, Chris-USF SR 33 127 3.8 56 1.7 2.27 6. JARDINE, Scoop-SYR SO 35 151 4.3 67 1.9 2.25 7. BEATTY, James-RU JR 32 115 3.6 54 1.7 2.13 8. HARVEY, Eugene-SHU SR 30 139 4.6 71 2.4 1.96 9. COUNCIL, Vincent-PC FR 31 141 4.5 73 2.4 1.93 10. FISHER, Corey-VU JR 33 129 3.9 68 2.1 1.90

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Team Statistics FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGES Team G FG 1. Syracuse 35 1042 2. Georgetown 34 905 3. Notre Dame 35 918 4. Villanova 33 899 5. Marquette 34 861 6. Connecticut 34 842 7. Louisville 33 876 8. Pittsburgh 34 809 9. Seton Hall 32 938 10. USF 33 775 11. Providence 31 913 12. West Virginia 38 942 13. Cincinnati 35 890 14. St. John’s 33 817 15. Rutgers 32 767 16. DePaul 31 704

FGA 2021 1815 1953 1962 1890 1877 1960 1812 2107 1757 2104 2190 2081 1927 1810 1771

Pct .516 .499 .470 .458 .456 .449 .447 .446 .445 .441 .434 .430 .428 .424 .424 .398

Pts Avg/G 2101 61.8 2414 63.5 2198 64.6 2168 65.7 2176 65.9 2246 66.1 2324 66.4 2327 66.5 2266 66.6 2073 66.9 2393 68.4 2304 69.8 2295 71.7 2404 72.8 2414 75.4 2547 82.2

FIELD GOAL PCT DEFENSE Team G 1. Connecticut 34 2. Syracuse 35 3. Pittsburgh 34 4. Villanova 33 5. Cincinnati 35 6. West Virginia 38 7. Georgetown 34 8. Seton Hall 32 9. USF 33 10. St. John’s 33 11. Rutgers 32 12. Louisville 33 13. DePaul 31 14. Notre Dame 35 15. Marquette 34 16. Providence 31

FGA 2118 2151 1883 1855 1954 2007 1890 2011 1876 1795 1990 1833 1669 2008 1841 1954

Pct .394 .398 .400 .409 .413 .417 .417 .425 .428 .428 .429 .429 .434 .435 .450 .471

OFF 80.9 81.8 72.4 73.1 73.5 75.3 68.7 75.9 80.1 70.0 68.8 67.3 67.5 82.4 67.5 61.0

DEF Margin 66.4 +14.5 72.8 +9.0 63.5 +8.9 64.6 +8.4 66.1 +7.5 68.4 +6.9 61.8 +6.9 69.8 +6.1 75.4 +4.7 66.6 +3.4 66.5 +2.3 65.7 +1.6 65.9 +1.5 82.2 +0.2 71.7 -4.2 66.9 -5.9

3-POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGES Team G FG FGA 1. Marquette 34 274 664 2. Syracuse 35 244 624 3. Notre Dame 35 261 673 4. Georgetown 34 212 548 5. Villanova 33 252 676 6. Pittsburgh 34 181 528 7. West Virginia 38 257 762 8. Louisville 33 262 777 9. St. John’s 33 190 568 10. Seton Hall 32 209 627 11. Rutgers 32 211 635 12. Providence 31 249 754 13. DePaul 31 175 558 14. Connecticut 34 125 403 15. Cincinnati 35 200 687 16. USF 33 133 470

Pct .413 .391 .388 .387 .373 .343 .337 .337 .335 .333 .332 .330 .314 .310 .291 .283

FTM 650 489 538 478 611 491 537 571 543 478 504 479 415 397 428 308

FTA 861 660 744 672 868 700 775 829 796 701 745 714 623 609 671 529

3-POINT FIELD GOAL PCT DEFENSE Team G FG 1. Syracuse 35 261 2. Pittsburgh 34 172 3. Connecticut 34 202 4. USF 33 176 5. Seton Hall 32 195 6. West Virginia 38 209 7. Marquette 34 173 8. Georgetown 34 216 9. Villanova 33 240 10. Rutgers 32 193 11. Cincinnati 35 230 12. Providence 31 191 13. DePaul 31 180 14. Louisville 33 205 15. Notre Dame 35 233 16. St. John’s 33 188

Pct .302 .314 .317 .319 .323 .324 .325 .334 .336 .336 .340 .343 .346 .347 .349 .359

SCORING OFFENSE Team 1. Providence 2. Villanova 3. Syracuse 4. Seton Hall 5. Louisville 6. Notre Dame 7. Georgetown 8. Marquette 9. West Virginia 10. Connecticut 11. Cincinnati 12. Pittsburgh 13. Rutgers 14. USF 15. St. John’s 16. DePaul

G 31 33 35 32 33 35 34 34 38 34 35 34 32 33 33 31

W-L 12-19 25-8 30-5 19-13 20-13 23-12 23-11 22-12 31-7 18-16 19-16 25-9 15-17 20-13 17-16 8-23

SCORING DEFENSE Team 1. Pittsburgh 2. West Virginia 3. Marquette 4. St. John’s 5. USF 6. Georgetown 7. Syracuse 8. Cincinnati 9. Connecticut 10. DePaul 11. Notre Dame 12. Louisville 13. Rutgers 14. Villanova 15. Seton Hall 16. Providence

G 34 38 34 33 33 34 35 35 34 31 35 33 32 33 32 31

SCORING MARGIN Team 1. Syracuse 2. Villanova 3. West Virginia 4. Marquette 5. Georgetown 6. Notre Dame 7. Pittsburgh 8. Louisville 9. Seton Hall 10. Connecticut 11. Cincinnati 12. St. John’s 13. USF 14. Providence 15. Rutgers 16. DePaul

G 35 33 38 34 34 35 34 33 32 34 35 33 33 31 32 31

FREE THROW PERCENTAGES Team G 1. Villanova 33 2. Marquette 34 3. Notre Dame 35 4. Georgetown 34 5. West Virginia 38 6. Louisville 33 7. Pittsburgh 34 8. Connecticut 34 9. USF 33 10. Seton Hall 32 11. Syracuse 35 12. Providence 31 13. Rutgers 32 14. St. John’s 33 15. Cincinnati 35 16. DePaul 31

All Games

Pts Avg/G 2554 82.4 2700 81.8 2832 80.9 2563 80.1 2505 75.9 2635 75.3 2500 73.5 2485 73.1 2752 72.4 2380 70.0 2408 68.8 2336 68.7 2160 67.5 2226 67.5 2221 67.3 1891 61.0

Pct .755 .741 .723 .711 .704 .701 .693 .689 .682 .682 .677 .671 .666 .652 .638 .582

FG 834 856 754 759 807 836 788 855 802 769 853 786 724 873 828 920

FGA 864 548 638 551 603 646 532 646 714 574 676 557 520 590 668 523

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All Games REBOUNDING OFFENSE Team G 1. Providence 31 2. Connecticut 34 3. Cincinnati 35 4. Seton Hall 32 5. West Virginia 38 6. Villanova 33 7. Syracuse 35 8. Pittsburgh 34 9. St. John’s 33 10. Louisville 33 11. Rutgers 32 12. Notre Dame 35 13. USF 33 14. DePaul 31 15. Georgetown 34 16. Marquette 34

Reb Avg/G 1253 40.4 1338 39.4 1374 39.3 1240 38.8 1467 38.6 1272 38.5 1337 38.2 1271 37.4 1219 36.9 1217 36.9 1146 35.8 1250 35.7 1170 35.5 1036 33.4 1132 33.3 1071 31.5

REBOUNDING MARGIN Team G 1. West Virginia 38 2. Cincinnati 35 3. Pittsburgh 34 4. Villanova 33 5. Syracuse 35 6. Connecticut 34 7. Notre Dame 35 8. St. John’s 33 9. Providence 31 10. Georgetown 34 11. Louisville 33 12. USF 33 13. Seton Hall 32 14. Marquette 34 15. Rutgers 32 16. DePaul 31

TM 1467 1374 1271 1272 1337 1338 1250 1219 1253 1132 1217 1170 1240 1071 1146 1036

Avg 38.6 39.3 37.4 38.5 38.2 39.4 35.7 36.9 40.4 33.3 36.9 35.5 38.8 31.5 35.8 33.4

OPP 1224 1157 1099 1118 1188 1208 1128 1136 1180 1053 1156 1142 1277 1116 1241 1205

Avg Margin 32.2 +6.4 33.1 +6.2 32.3 +5.1 33.9 +4.7 33.9 +4.3 35.5 +3.8 32.2 +3.5 34.4 +2.5 38.1 +2.4 31.0 +2.3 35.0 +1.8 34.6 +0.8 39.9 -1.2 32.8 -1.3 38.8 -3.0 38.9 -5.5

TEAM 353 342 338 452 453 451 409 394 532 362 415 473 458 421 466 506

Avg 10.4 10.7 10.9 13.7 13.7 11.9 12.4 12.7 15.2 10.3 12.6 13.9 13.1 12.4 14.6 14.9

OPP 488 444 400 504 505 509 447 420 547 361 391 445 423 367 390 421

Avg Margin 14.4 +3.97 13.9 +3.19 12.9 +2.00 15.3 +1.58 15.3 +1.58 13.4 +1.53 13.5 +1.15 13.5 +0.84 15.6 +0.43 10.3 -0.03 11.8 -0.73 13.1 -0.82 12.1 -1.00 10.8 -1.59 12.2 -2.38 12.4 -2.50

Avg 16.7 15.2 15.2 15.5 15.8 19.2 15.5 14.3 15.4 11.8 13.1 13.8 13.6 11.9 13.7 13.6

Turn 362 353 342 451 421 532 453 394 473 338 409 458 452 415 466 506

Avg 10.3 10.4 10.7 11.9 12.4 15.2 13.7 12.7 13.9 10.9 12.4 13.1 13.7 12.6 14.6 14.9

BLOCKED SHOTS Team 1. Connecticut 2. Rutgers 3. Syracuse 4. Seton Hall 5. Georgetown 6. Providence 7. Louisville 8. Pittsburgh 9. West Virginia 10. Villanova 11. St. John’s 12. USF 13. DePaul 14. Cincinnati 15. Notre Dame 16. Marquette

G 34 32 35 32 34 31 33 34 38 33 33 33 31 35 35 34

Blocks Avg/G 260 7.65 227 7.09 221 6.31 168 5.25 161 4.74 136 4.39 135 4.09 139 4.09 155 4.08 133 4.03 124 3.76 117 3.55 97 3.13 107 3.06 104 2.97 72 2.12

TURNOVER MARGIN Team G 1. Marquette 34 2. Seton Hall 32 3. DePaul 31 4. Villanova 33 Louisville 33 6. West Virginia 38 7. St. John’s 33 8. Providence 31 9. Syracuse 35 10. Notre Dame 35 11. USF 33 12. Georgetown 34 13. Cincinnati 35 14. Pittsburgh 34 15. Rutgers 32 16. Connecticut 34

ASSISTS Team 1. Syracuse 2. Notre Dame 3. Pittsburgh 4. West Virginia 5. Louisville 6. Georgetown 7. Seton Hall 8. Marquette 9. Providence 10. Cincinnati 11. Rutgers 12. Villanova 13. Connecticut 14. St. John’s 15. USF 16. DePaul

G 35 35 34 38 33 34 32 34 31 35 32 33 34 33 33 31

Assists Avg/G 673 19.23 585 16.71 536 15.76 589 15.50 511 15.48 524 15.41 487 15.22 516 15.18 443 14.29 482 13.77 438 13.69 448 13.58 461 13.56 432 13.09 394 11.94 366 11.81

ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO Team G Asst 1. Notre Dame 35 585 2. Marquette 34 516 3. Seton Hall 32 487 4. West Virginia 38 589 5. Pittsburgh 34 536 6. Syracuse 35 673 7. Louisville 33 511 8. Providence 31 443 9. Georgetown 34 524 10. DePaul 31 366 11. St. John’s 33 432 12. Cincinnati 35 482 13. Villanova 33 448 14. USF 33 394 15. Rutgers 32 438 16. Connecticut 34 461

STEALS Team 1. Syracuse 2. Providence 3. Marquette 4. Villanova 5. Louisville 6. DePaul 7. Seton Hall 8. Georgetown 9. St. John’s 10. Connecticut 11. USF 12. Rutgers 13. Cincinnati 14. West Virginia 15. Notre Dame 16. Pittsburgh

G 35 31 34 33 33 31 32 34 33 34 33 32 35 38 35 34

Steals 336 248 269 259 258 236 236 237 222 220 205 186 199 213 194 177

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Avg/G 9.60 8.00 7.91 7.85 7.82 7.61 7.38 6.97 6.73 6.47 6.21 5.81 5.69 5.61 5.54 5.21

Ratio 1.62 1.46 1.42 1.31 1.27 1.27 1.13 1.12 1.11 1.08 1.06 1.05 0.99 0.95 0.94 0.91

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Individual Statistics SCORING Player-Team Cl 1. JONES, Dominique-USF JR 2. HAZELL, Jeremy-SHU JR 3. REYNOLDS, Scottie-VU SR 4. PETERSON, Jamine-PC SO 5. FREEMAN, Austin-GU JR 6. ABROMAITIS, Tim-ND JR 7. BUTLER, Da’Sean-WVU SR 8. HAYWARD, Lazar-MU SR 9. CURRY, Sharaud-PC SR 10. KOSHWAL, Mac-DPU JR 11. MONROE, Greg-GU SO 12. DYSON, Jerome-UCONN SR GIBBS, Ashton-PITT SO 14. WALKER, Will-DPU SR 15. WALKER, Kemba-UCONN SO

G 18 18 18 18 17 18 18 18 18 14 18 18 18 18 18

REBOUNDING Player-Team Cl 1. POPE, Herb-SHU SO 2. MONROE, Greg-GU SO PETERSON, Jamine-PC SO 4. KOSHWAL, Mac-DPU JR 5. EBANKS, Devin-WVU SO 6. JOHNSON, Wes-SYR JR 7. HAYWARD, Lazar-MU SR 8. NDIAYE, Hamady-RU SR 9. ROBINSON, Stanley-UCONN SR 10. FAMOUS, Jarrid-USF JR 11. JONES, Kevin-WVU SO 12. McGHEE, Gary-PITT JR DIXON, Bilal-PC FR EDWARDS, Gavin-UCONN SR 15. JACKSON, Rick-SYR JR

G OFF 18 70 18 32 18 65 14 46 18 59 18 40 18 43 18 49 18 50 17 57 18 59 18 49 18 54 18 38 18 47

FG 125 134 108 138 121 102 96 111 97 96 106 99 80 101 86

3FG 27 62 42 36 41 45 34 39 40 0 3 15 44 39 23

FT 140 61 100 45 49 78 92 56 78 45 76 73 82 42 87

Pts 417 391 358 357 332 327 318 317 312 237 291 286 286 283 282

DEF TOT 129 199 136 168 103 168 83 129 101 160 118 158 108 151 94 143 90 140 73 130 68 127 75 124 70 124 86 124 76 123

Avg 11.1 9.3 9.3 9.2 8.9 8.8 8.4 7.9 7.8 7.6 7.1 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.8

FIELD GOAL PCT (Min. 3.0 made per game) Player-Team Cl G FG FGA 1. ONUAKU, Arinze-SYR SR 18 92 136 2. NDIAYE, Hamady-RU SR 18 69 118 3. JACKSON, Rick-SYR JR 18 78 136 4. GATES, Yancy-CIN SO 18 85 149 5. FREEMAN, Austin-GU JR 17 121 213 6. VAUGHN, Julian-GU JR 18 54 97 7. KOSHWAL, Mac-DPU JR 14 96 175 8. PENA, Antonio-VU JR 18 63 115 9. MONROE, Greg-GU SO 18 106 195 10. ROBINSON, Jeff-SHU JR 18 88 163

Pct .676 .585 .574 .570 .568 .557 .549 .548 .544 .540

3-POINT FG PCT (Min. 2.0 made per game) Player-Team Cl G 3FG FGA 1. FREEMAN, Austin-GU JR 17 41 79 2. ACKER, Maurice-MU SR 18 29 58 3. GIBBS, Ashton-PITT SO 18 44 99 4. JONES, Kevin-WVU SO 18 22 50 5. CLARK, Jason-GU SO 18 36 84 6. REYNOLDS, Scottie-VU SR 18 42 100 7. JOHNSON-ODOM, Darius-MU SO 18 38 8. CURRY, Sharaud-PC SR 18 40 96 9. ABROMAITIS, Tim-ND JR 18 45 109 10. FISHER, Corey-VU JR 18 18 44

Pct .519 .500 .444 .440 .429 .420 91 .418 .417 .413 .409

Avg 23.2 21.7 19.9 19.8 19.5 18.2 17.7 17.6 17.3 16.9 16.2 15.9 15.9 15.7 15.7

Conference Games FREE THROW PCT (Min. 2.5 made per game) Player-Team Cl G FTM FTA 1. CURRY, Sharaud-PC SR 18 78 89 2. RAUTINS, Andy-SYR JR 18 49 56 SWOPSHIRE, Jared-LOU SO 18 42 48 4. ABROMAITIS, Tim-ND JR 18 78 90 5. GIBBS, Ashton-PITT SO 18 82 95 6. HAYWARD, Lazar-MU SR 18 56 65 7. REYNOLDS, Scottie-VU SR 18 100 119 8. WAYNS, Maalik-VU FR 18 37 45 9. JOHNSON, Wes-SYR JR 18 68 83 10. WALKER, Kemba-UCONN SO 18 87 107 ASSISTS Player-Team Cl 1. JACKSON, Tory-ND SR 2. WANAMAKER, Brad-PITT SO 3. COUNCIL, Vincent-PC FR 4. SOSA, Edgar-LOU SR 5. WRIGHT, Chris-GU JR WALKER, Kemba-UCONN SO 7. DYSON, Jerome-UCONN SR 8. RAUTINS, Andy-SYR JR HANSBROUGH, Ben-ND SR 10. BEATTY, James-RU JR ACKER, Maurice-MU SR HARVEY, Eugene-SHU SR

G Asst Avg 18 101 5.61 18 98 5.44 18 95 5.28 18 89 4.94 18 79 4.39 18 79 4.39 18 78 4.33 18 76 4.22 18 76 4.22 18 72 4.00 18 72 4.00 16 64 4.00

STEALS Player-Team Cl 1. KOSHWAL, Mac-DPU JR 2. HAYWARD, Lazar-MU SR 3. WALKER, Kemba-UCONN SO 4. RAUTINS, Andy-SYR JR 5. THEODORE, Jordan-SHU SO 6. WRIGHT, Chris-GU JR WALKER, Will-DPU SR JACKSON, Tory-ND SR 9. REYNOLDS, Scottie-VU SR BEATTY, James-RU JR

G Steals Avg 14 30 2.14 18 35 1.94 18 33 1.83 18 31 1.72 18 29 1.61 18 28 1.56 18 28 1.56 18 28 1.56 18 27 1.50 18 27 1.50

BLOCKED SHOTS Player-Team Cl 1. NDIAYE, Hamady-RU SR 2. JACKSON, Rick-SYR JR 3. JOHNSON, Wes-SYR JR 4. POPE, Herb-SHU SO 5. DIXON, Bilal-PC FR McGHEE, Gary-PITT JR 7. JENNINGS, Terrence-LOU SO 8. MAJOK, Ater-UCONN FR 9. MONROE, Greg-GU SO SAMUELS, Samardo-LOU SO

G Blocks Avg 18 69 3.83 18 37 2.06 18 33 1.83 18 32 1.78 18 31 1.72 18 31 1.72 18 28 1.56 18 27 1.50 18 26 1.44 18 26 1.44

Pct .876 .875 .875 .867 .863 .862 .840 .822 .819 .813

ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO (Min. 3.0 assists/game) Player-Team Cl G Asst Avg Turn Avg Ratio 1. ACKER, Maurice-MU SR 18 72 4.0 17 0.9 4.24 2. THEODORE, Jordan-SHU SO 18 70 3.9 26 1.4 2.69 3. JARDINE, Scoop-SYR SO 18 68 3.8 29 1.6 2.34 4. WRIGHT, Chris-GU JR 18 79 4.4 34 1.9 2.32 5. BUTLER, Da’Sean-WVU SR 18 59 3.3 27 1.5 2.19 6. WANAMAKER, Brad-PITT SO 18 98 5.4 45 2.5 2.18 7. JACKSON, Tory-ND SR 18 101 5.6 47 2.6 2.15 8. HANSBROUGH, Ben-ND SR 18 76 4.2 36 2.0 2.11 9. HOWARD, Chris-USF SR 18 63 3.5 30 1.7 2.10 10. HARVEY, Eugene-SHU SR 16 64 4.0 33 2.1 1.94

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Team Statistics

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGES Team G 1. Georgetown 18 2. Syracuse 18 3. Villanova 18 4. Pittsburgh 18 5. Louisville 18 6. Notre Dame 18 7. USF 18 8. Connecticut 18 9. Cincinnati 18 10. Seton Hall 18 11. Marquette 18 12. Providence 18 13. West Virginia 18 14. Rutgers 18 15. St. John’s 18 16. DePaul 18

FG 466 502 498 436 460 446 432 436 444 506 432 512 459 435 430 414

FGA 946 1031 1056 975 1029 999 977 992 1015 1162 999 1190 1068 1052 1042 1032

Pct .493 .487 .472 .447 .447 .446 .442 .440 .437 .435 .432 .430 .430 .413 .413 .401

Pts Avg/G 1180 65.6 1186 65.9 1213 67.4 1230 68.3 1235 68.6 1241 68.9 1243 69.1 1260 70.0 1275 70.8 1290 71.7 1292 71.8 1297 72.1 1361 75.6 1371 76.2 1398 77.7 1536 85.3

FIELD GOAL PCT DEFENSE Team G 1. Connecticut 18 2. Villanova 18 3. Syracuse 18 4. Pittsburgh 18 5. West Virginia 18 6. Cincinnati 18 7. Notre Dame 18 8. Georgetown 18 9. St. John’s 18 10. Louisville 18 11. Seton Hall 18 12. Marquette 18 13. DePaul 18 14. USF 18 15. Rutgers 18 16. Providence 18

FG 448 424 455 428 411 436 457 436 435 436 483 453 446 479 522 559

FGA 1110 1032 1107 1025 970 997 1044 996 989 985 1083 992 973 1041 1107 1114

Pct .404 .411 .411 .418 .424 .437 .438 .438 .440 .443 .446 .457 .458 .460 .472 .502

OFF 77.2 75.2 81.6 70.5 70.1 72.5 73.4 73.7 68.4 75.0 66.5 68.5 64.9 79.6 61.4 66.3

DEF Margin 69.1 +8.1 67.4 +7.8 75.6 +6.0 65.6 +4.9 65.9 +4.2 68.9 +3.6 70.8 +2.6 71.7 +2.1 68.3 +0.1 76.2 -1.2 70.0 -3.5 72.1 -3.6 68.6 -3.7 85.3 -5.7 71.8 -10.3 77.7 -11.3

3-POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGES Team G FG FGA 1. Georgetown 18 118 295 2. Marquette 18 149 379 3. Notre Dame 18 134 350 4. Villanova 18 127 342 5. Pittsburgh 18 92 268 6. Syracuse 18 96 280 7. Louisville 18 144 423 8. West Virginia 18 122 363 9. Providence 18 144 432 10. Rutgers 18 125 382 11. Seton Hall 18 103 318 12. St. John’s 18 94 294 13. DePaul 18 101 322 14. Cincinnati 18 92 314 15. Connecticut 18 63 218 16. USF 18 60 241

Pct .400 .393 .383 .371 .343 .343 .340 .336 .333 .327 .324 .320 .314 .293 .289 .249

FTM 256 346 301 297 297 258 313 289 255 235 309 199 214 265 177 217

FTA 337 464 408 409 415 362 444 410 362 337 445 301 328 407 281 353

3-POINT FIELD GOAL PCT DEFENSE Team G FG 1. Marquette 18 86 2. Connecticut 18 103 3. Seton Hall 18 103 4. Syracuse 18 145 5. USF 18 94 6. Villanova 18 130 7. Pittsburgh 18 88 8. Georgetown 18 115 9. West Virginia 18 104 10. Notre Dame 18 128 11. DePaul 18 100 12. St. John’s 18 105 13. Cincinnati 18 116 14. Providence 18 124 15. Louisville 18 105 16. Rutgers 18 118

Pct .304 .316 .319 .321 .321 .325 .330 .338 .341 .347 .347 .354 .354 .363 .366 .368

SCORING OFFENSE Team 1. Villanova 2. Providence 3. Syracuse 4. West Virginia 5. Seton Hall 6. Notre Dame 7. Louisville 8. Georgetown 9. Marquette 10. Pittsburgh 11. USF 12. Connecticut 13. Cincinnati 14. Rutgers 15. St. John’s 16. DePaul

G 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

W-L 13-5 4-14 15-3 13-5 9-9 10-8 11-7 10-8 11-7 13-5 9-9 7-11 7-11 5-13 6-12 1-17

SCORING DEFENSE Team 1. Marquette 2. Pittsburgh 3. West Virginia 4. Connecticut 5. St. John’s 6. Georgetown 7. Syracuse 8. Cincinnati 9. Louisville 10. Notre Dame 11. DePaul 12. USF 13. Villanova 14. Seton Hall 15. Rutgers 16. Providence

G 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

SCORING MARGIN Team 1. Syracuse 2. West Virginia 3. Villanova 4. Marquette 5. Pittsburgh 6. Georgetown 7. Louisville 8. Notre Dame 9. Connecticut 10. Seton Hall 11. Cincinnati 12. USF 13. St. John’s 14. Providence 15. DePaul 16. Rutgers

G 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

FREE THROW PERCENTAGES Team G 1. Marquette 18 2. Villanova 18 3. Notre Dame 18 4. Connecticut 18 5. Pittsburgh 18 6. Louisville 18 7. West Virginia 18 8. Syracuse 18 9. Georgetown 18 10. Seton Hall 18 11. USF 18 12. Rutgers 18 13. St. John’s 18 14. Providence 18 15. DePaul 18 16. Cincinnati 18

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Pts Avg/G 1469 81.6 1433 79.6 1389 77.2 1353 75.2 1350 75.0 1327 73.7 1322 73.4 1305 72.5 1269 70.5 1261 70.1 1233 68.5 1232 68.4 1197 66.5 1194 66.3 1168 64.9 1106 61.4

Pct .760 .746 .738 .726 .716 .713 .705 .705 .704 .697 .694 .661 .652 .651 .630 .615

FGA 283 326 323 452 293 400 267 340 305 369 288 297 328 342 287 321

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Conference Games REBOUNDING OFFENSE Team G 1. West Virginia 18 2. Connecticut 18 3. Syracuse 18 4. Villanova 18 5. Providence 18 6. Cincinnati 18 7. Pittsburgh 18 8. Seton Hall 18 9. St. John’s 18 10. Notre Dame 18 11. USF 18 12. Rutgers 18 13. Louisville 18 14. Georgetown 18 15. DePaul 18 16. Marquette 18

Reb Avg/G 697 38.7 694 38.6 680 37.8 675 37.5 664 36.9 649 36.1 648 36.0 647 35.9 645 35.8 637 35.4 626 34.8 619 34.4 618 34.3 568 31.6 564 31.3 543 30.2

REBOUNDING MARGIN Team G 1. West Virginia 18 2. Cincinnati 18 3. Syracuse 18 4. Connecticut 18 5. Villanova 18 6. Pittsburgh 18 7. Notre Dame 18 8. St. John’s 18 9. Georgetown 18 10. USF 18 11. Louisville 18 12. Providence 18 13. Seton Hall 18 14. Rutgers 18 15. Marquette 18 16. DePaul 18

TM 697 649 680 694 675 648 637 645 568 626 618 664 647 619 543 564

Avg 38.7 36.1 37.8 38.6 37.5 36.0 35.4 35.8 31.6 34.8 34.3 36.9 35.9 34.4 30.2 31.3

OPP 607 578 623 639 623 611 615 639 564 626 626 691 709 692 621 710

Avg Margin 33.7 +5.0 32.1 +3.9 34.6 +3.2 35.5 +3.1 34.6 +2.9 33.9 +2.1 34.2 +1.2 35.5 +0.3 31.3 +0.2 34.8 +0.0 34.8 -0.4 38.4 -1.5 39.4 -3.4 38.4 -4.1 34.5 -4.3 39.4 -8.1

TEAM 171 181 202 231 203 243 252 260 220 181 244 199 223 228 263 274

Avg 9.5 10.1 11.2 12.8 11.3 13.5 14.0 14.4 12.2 10.1 13.6 11.1 12.4 12.7 14.6 15.2

OPP 250 240 240 253 225 251 260 263 223 175 221 174 193 187 206 214

Avg Margin 13.9 +4.39 13.3 +3.28 13.3 +2.11 14.1 +1.22 12.5 +1.22 13.9 +0.44 14.4 +0.44 14.6 +0.17 12.4 +0.17 9.7 -0.33 12.3 -1.28 9.7 -1.39 10.7 -1.67 10.4 -2.28 11.4 -3.17 11.9 -3.33

Avg 16.1 14.6 14.6 15.8 15.7 17.2 15.6 14.3 14.6 11.9 12.8 12.6 13.4 13.2 10.8 12.6

Turn 181 171 181 199 202 260 244 231 243 203 220 228 252 263 223 274

Avg 10.1 9.5 10.1 11.1 11.2 14.4 13.6 12.8 13.5 11.3 12.2 12.7 14.0 14.6 12.4 15.2

BLOCKED SHOTS Team 1. Connecticut 2. Syracuse 3. Rutgers 4. Louisville 5. Seton Hall 6. Georgetown 7. Pittsburgh 8. Villanova 9. West Virginia 10. Providence 11. USF 12. DePaul 13. St. John’s 14. Cincinnati 15. Notre Dame 16. Marquette

G 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

Blocks Avg/G 120 6.67 108 6.00 104 5.78 84 4.67 82 4.56 73 4.06 71 3.94 69 3.83 68 3.78 66 3.67 64 3.56 55 3.06 51 2.83 50 2.78 49 2.72 32 1.78

TURNOVER MARGIN Team G 1. Marquette 18 2. Seton Hall 18 3. West Virginia 18 4. Providence 18 DePaul 18 6. Louisville 18 Villanova 18 8. Syracuse 18 9. St. John’s 18 10. Notre Dame 18 11. Georgetown 18 12. Pittsburgh 18 13. USF 18 14. Cincinnati 18 15. Rutgers 18 16. Connecticut 18

ASSISTS Team 1. Syracuse 2. Notre Dame 3. Pittsburgh 4. West Virginia 5. Georgetown 6. Seton Hall Louisville Marquette 9. Providence 10. Villanova 11. Rutgers 12. St. John’s 13. Connecticut Cincinnati 15. DePaul 16. USF

G 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

Assists Avg/G 310 17.22 290 16.11 285 15.83 283 15.72 281 15.61 262 14.56 262 14.56 262 14.56 258 14.33 241 13.39 238 13.22 231 12.83 226 12.56 226 12.56 215 11.94 194 10.78

ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO Team G Asst 1. Notre Dame 18 290 2. Marquette 18 262 3. Seton Hall 18 262 4. Pittsburgh 18 285 5. West Virginia 18 283 6. Syracuse 18 310 7. Georgetown 18 281 8. Providence 18 258 9. Louisville 18 262 10. DePaul 18 215 11. St. John’s 18 231 12. Cincinnati 18 226 13. Villanova 18 241 14. Rutgers 18 238 15. USF 18 194 16. Connecticut 18 226

STEALS Team 1. Providence 2. Syracuse 3. DePaul 4. Louisville 5. Villanova 6. Marquette 7. Seton Hall 8. Georgetown 9. Connecticut USF 11. Rutgers 12. St. John’s 13. West Virginia 14. Notre Dame 15. Cincinnati 16. Pittsburgh

G 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

Steals 144 143 141 138 137 133 123 115 111 111 108 101 99 95 91 85

Avg/G 8.00 7.94 7.83 7.67 7.61 7.39 6.83 6.39 6.17 6.17 6.00 5.61 5.50 5.28 5.06 4.72

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Ratio 1.60 1.53 1.45 1.43 1.40 1.19 1.15 1.12 1.08 1.06 1.05 0.99 0.96 0.90 0.87 0.82


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