So we’ve read all the prognosis from across the web, from those crazy cats at SportingNews to numerous other bloggers. As expected, no one is giving PC a shot to do anything this season due to inexperience. Fair enough. But how does Friartown feel about what lies ahead this year? I think it’s safe to say that we all expect growing pains, and will be willing to deal with losses as long as the team improves as the season progresses. Nevertheless, I thought it would be interesting to poll some PC experts and fans for some simple predictions.
Record wise, nothing terrible shocking (aside from the scarily similar picks between myself and alum Ryan Holt). I thought it was fun and interesting to see what people thought about possible good/bad wins, and what players would lead in various stat categories. However, I should have known better to ask “The Voice of the Friars” John Rooke about good and bad wins, because I got his “all wins are good, all losses are bad!” response. Touche, Mr. Rooke.
Anyway, here are the results. Feel free to leave your picks in the comments.
Providence Journal Sportswriter
Friars Play-by-play announcer
Editor, ScoutFriars.com, PC ‘92
|BIG EAST Record||6-12||6-12||6-12|
|BIG EAST Finish||12th||12th||12th|
|Postseason||None||CBI or NIT||CBI|
|Best Home Win||BC||-||Louisville|
|Worst Home Loss||USF||-||Rutgers|
|Best Road Win||USF||-||Pittsburgh|
|Worst Road Loss||Northeastern||-||Northeastern|
|Scoring Leader||Marshon Brooks||Marshon Brooks||Marshon Brooks|
|Rebounding Leader||Greedy Peterson||Greedy Peterson||Greedy Peterson|
|Assists Leader||Sharaud Curry||Sharaud Curry||Sharaud Curry|
|Blocks Leader||Bilal Dixon||Greedy Peterson||Greedy Peterson|
|Steals Leader||Marshon Brooks||Sharaud Curry||Vincent Council|
|FG% Leader||Bilal Dixon||Bilal or Greedy||Marshon Brooks|
|3FG Leader||Sharaud Curry||Sharaud Curry||Sharaud Curry|
|Team MVP||Sharaud Curry||Sharaud Curry||Marshon Brooks|
|Best Newcomer||Bilal Dixon||Bilal or Council||Vincent Council|
Alumni, PC ‘09
PC Blogger & Student, PC ‘11
|BIG EAST Record||7-11||7-11||5-13|
|BIG EAST Finish||11th||11th||13th|
|Best Home Win||Syracuse||UCONN||UCONN|
|Worst Home Loss||Rutgers||Rutgers||Rutgers|
|Best Road Win||St. John’s||Cincinnati||USF/DePaul|
|Worst Road Loss||Northeastern||USF||Northeastern|
|Scoring Leader||Sharaud Curry||Sharaud Curry||Marshon Brooks|
|Rebounding Leader||Greedy Peterson||Greedy Peterson||Bilal Dixon|
|Assists Leader||Vincent Council||Sharaud Curry||Sharaud Curry|
|Blocks Leader||Bilal Dixon||Greedy Peterson||James Still|
|Steals Leader||Sharaud Curry||Marshon Brooks||Vincent Council|
|FG% Leader||Marshon Brooks||Bilal Dixon||Russ Permenter|
|3FG Leader||Sharaud Curry||Brian McKenzie||Brian McKenzie|
|Team MVP||Sharaud Curry||Marshon Brooks||Sharaud Curry|
|Best Newcomer||Vincent Council||Vincent Council||Vincent Council|
Thanks everyone for participating!
For more thoughts about Sean of “The Truth About PC Basketball“‘s predictions, check out their post with more commentary behind the picks.