I don’t get it. This is the 2nd time I’ve seen this happen in the last few weeks…
From the “Around the Big East” article on TheHoya.com, Georgetown University’s Newspaper.
At the moment, the Friars are in first place in the Big East with a perfect 3-0 record in conference play. They are 11-4 overall and are feeling good right now as they try to put together a tournament-worthy resume. The conference could send a record 10 teams to the Big Dance, and Providence certainly has a chance to be that 10th team — although losses to Northeastern and Saint Mary’s will not look good on Selection Sunday. A key aspect of this year’s Friars is their depth. An impressive seven players average more than eight points per game, and six of those seven pull down more than three boards per contest. Senior guard Weyinmi Efejuku is the team’s leading scorer and playmaker, while junior point guard Sharaud Curry leads the offensive attack with his 4.3 assists per game.
An experienced team that has not enjoyed much success recently, Providence’s impressive start to the season can only be validated by a banner victory over a traditional Big East power — and there are plenty of those on the schedule for the Friars. If they want to be considered by the NCAA tournament selection committee, they will need some key victories along the way.
Next: at Georgetown, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m.
I’m too lazy to look up who else made mention of the St. Mary’s loss being bad but…
ST. MARY’S IS 13-1, WITH AN RPI OF 24, AND AN ALL-AMERICAN CANDIDATE AT GUARD (PATRICK MILLS).
They made the NCAA tournament last year, and right now are just outside the Top-25. I think its a tough loss.