BIG EAST Conference Call Notes and Quotes

dave@friarblog —  January 21st, 2010 7:47 PM
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Big East basketball news, notes and Star-Ledger Power Rankings

Despite getting off to a red-hot start in Big East play, Friars forward Jamine Peterson has cooled off of late. Two weeks ago, the 6-6 sophomore put up 29 points and 20 rebounds against Rutgers in a win, but has had 25 points and 11 rebounds in the two games since. … One player that Keno Davis is excited about is fellow sophomore Bilal Dixon. A Jersey City product from Queen of Peace, Dixon has given Providence a steady presence on the glass, averaging just over six rebounds a game in 22.7 minutes. “We had a chance to work with him last year when we had so many seniors and veterans on the team and he made a lot of progress,” Davis said. “But yet, the exciting thing for me is that he’s got a long ways to go. This is coming from a player who’s given us steady production with points and rebounds.”

The official Star-Ledger BIG EAST rankings also have Providence ranked #10 (!!), one spot ahead of Marquette (what?).  I guess being the first team to lose to DePaul in 24 BIG EAST games cancels out blowing out a team one ahead of you in the rankings.

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