Friartown Pulse as the Season Start Looms [Predictions]

dave@friarblog —  November 13th, 2009 6:00 PM
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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.

PC Experts

Kevin McNamara
Providence Journal Sportswriter

John Rooke
Friars Play-by-play announcer

Steve Hartnett
Editor,, PC ‘92
Overall Record 14-17 15-15 16-14
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

PC Fans

Blogger dude

Ryan Holt
Alumni, PC ‘09

Sean McCarthy

PC Blogger & Student, PC ‘11
Overall Record 17-13 17-13 15-15
BIG EAST Record 7-11 7-11 5-13
BIG EAST Finish 11th 11th 13th
Postseason NIT NIT CBI
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.

You can also read KMac’s previews here and here.

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