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Daily Dribble: 12/10

December 10th, 2006

Wow.. what a day of college basketball.. big games, big wins, big performances.. this is what it's all about. I have so much to say.. I wont be able to give justice to any one game or team. Behold the power of stream of consciousness..

No need to see the #2 team in the country dancing around when they beat a 6-4 Buffalo team. I know people always say a win is a win, and Pitt is now 10-0.. but I have a hard time believing their close to the 2nd best team out there.

Texas A&M dropped their second game in a row.. but their 3 point loss at #1 UCLA was deserved of Top 10 respect. The aggies kept it close the whole, entertaining John Wooden and the rest of the large crowd. At 7-2, they'll probably drop to the 12-15 range, but their resume so far is certainly more impressive than higher ranked teams like Duke or Pitt.

Big East Coaches: The Next Generation

December 6th, 2006

Tom Crean, Jamie Dixon, John Thompson III, and Jay Wright are the future of the Big East.

Preseason All-Canadian Team & Rookies

November 9th, 2006
This year's crop of Canadians is a bit weaker than in recent years.

Big East Conference Preview

October 29th, 2006
Big EastFavorite: Pittsburgh. Player of the Year: Dominic James. Conference Rank: 2nd

Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll

October 27th, 2006

The first of the national polls is in. No surprise at the top where Florida, UNC, Kansas, and Ohio State lead the way.

Big East Preseason Poll & All-Conference

October 26th, 2006
Big EastPittsburgh just edged out Georgetown for 1st place in the Big East Preseason Coaches Poll.

Big East Player Rankings - Center

October 2nd, 2006
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Some of the players listed in this section are not true centers. They are really power forwards who are forced to play the 5 on their team, usually alongside another power forward. On some teams it doesn’t matter on the offensive end who is designated the 4 and who the 5 since the roles are pretty much interchangeable. The distinction between the two roles comes into play on the defensive end as one of the two will primarily defend the opponent’s center while the other matches up with the other team’s power forward.  Anyway, here are 12 returning players that I envision as likely starting at the 5 – at least defensively – this season.