So I was a little MIA for the final weekend of the BIG EAST regular season, and it appears I didn’t miss much. From what I have been reading about the SHU game on Saturday night, it was a flat performance and a subdued atmosphere at the DUNK. With the Friars finishing up at 4-14 in the BIG EAST, they get the #15 seed and the right to rematch Seton Hall on Tuesday night at 7PM at Madison Square Garden. Let’s start to get back into the final week of PC basketball season with a few links.
BigEast.org: 2010 BIG EAST Tournament Bracket
FriarBasketball.net: Gerard Coleman wins MVP as his team wins NEPSAC Class B Championship!
We may have lost 10 games in a row and counting, but at least we have some good news from one of our incoming players.
Coleman wins the Class B title for the second time in two years and takes home the MVP in 2010 after a 20 point finale (15 in the first half). This game was not vintage Gerard though, as Marianapolis played a zone, negating his slashing drives to the basket. He struggled to get his outside shot going, scoring a majority of his points in transition.
Stub Hub: Looking for Tickets for PC-SHU?
You’ll probably pay around $20-25, and you’ll also get access to the 9PM game of Rutgers and Cincy.
This is part of the BIG EAST fundraiser event at P.J. Clarkes (55th st. in NYC). The minimum donation to attend the event is $500.
The final Keno Davis Radio Show of the season airs Monday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. live from P.J. Clarke’s in New York City. Located at 205 E 55th Street, the show takes place on the eve of the 2010 BIG EAST Championship.
The other reason the Friars carried some disappointment into their practice Sunday night was the news that leading scorer and rebounder Jamine Peterson did not make any of the three all-league teams. Instead, he was one of three players who were tossed honorable mentions. Peterson certainly deserved more respect based on his statistics. He recorded eight double-doubles in Big East games and finished fourth in scoring (19 ppg.) and second in rebounding (10.0).
YouTube: PC-Pitt Finish
You may have noticed (like commenter Bob who called me a “joke” haha) that I didn’t post anything after the Pitt heartbreak. Well, let’s just say that I couldn’t bring myself to post anything on Thursday night. After a long 3-day weekend away from the computer, it was probably best I couldn’t watch or follow the SHU game (hence no updates for several days).
I know this hurts to watch, but someone posted the last play on YouTube, so here ya go.