I think everyone agrees that the two big breaks from games this month for the Friars are going to be big. The team has now played 11 games with each other, and now can really start to focus on improving their weaknesses before the BIG EAST season starts.
It also gives Marshon Brooks, who has struggled in the last several games, time to clear his head. From his Facebook update earlier in the day:
Marshon Brooks Is being judged by EVERYONE so I gotta make a few changes in my life…..I need a break from “friartown”
As Kevin McNamara pointed out in his mid-term report card for the Friars, PC has lacked consistent leadership. Marshon clearly has the talent capable of leading the team, so I think his struggles to close out OOC play will be a good wake up call to kick start the rest of his time as a Friar. If he wants it, it’s there for the taking.