The Weekly Big East Wrap Up
Rivalry Week on ESPN kicks off with the most-played rivalry among BIG EAST members as Pittsburgh visits West Virginia at 7 p.m. Eastern. Monday’s game will be the 181st meeting between the schools, with West Virginia holding a 95-85 series lead. Pittsburgh has won 15 of the 25 BIG EAST regular-season meetings, while the teams have split a pair of games in the BIG EAST Championship. Monday’s telecast is the first of 10 BIG EAST games that will be on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU this week. The BIG EAST will have at least one nationally televised game each day this week, with the exception of Friday, which is an off day in the conference.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
MARSHON BROOKS, Providence, G, Sr.
Brooks averaged 33.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in two games last week, including a 43-point, 10-rebound effort in an 83-81 loss at Georgetown. He had 24 points and seven rebounds in a 68-63 win against USF. The scoring total against Georgetown ranks fifth on the all-time BIG EAST single-game chart and lifted Brooks’ average to a BIG EAST-leading 24.1 points per game in conference games.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
JEREMY LAMB, Connecticut, G, Fr.
Lamb earns BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors for the second straight week after he averaged 16.0 points in a 1-1 week for the Huskies. He had a team-high 22 points in a 66-58 loss to Syracuse and added 10 points in a 61-59 win at Seton Hall. Lamb has hit for double figures in seven consecutive games.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
Chris Wright, Georgetown, G, Sr. Averaged 20.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in a 2-0 week. Scored 24 points in a 62-59 win against Louisville and had 16 in an 83-81 win against Providence.
Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame, G, Sr. Averaged 24.5 points, 4.5 Notre Damerebounds and 4.0 assists in a 2-0 week. Scored 24 points in an 83-58 win at DePaul and had 25 in a 76-69 win against Rutgers.
Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, G, Jr. Matached his career high with 25 points on 7-of-11 shooting in a 71-59 win against Cincinnati. Went 5-of-5 from 3-point range.
Rick Jackson, Syracuse, F, Sr. Averaged 17.0 points and 12.5 rebounds in two road wins. Had 13 points and 13 rebounds in a 66-58 win at Connecticut and added 17 points and 12 boards in a 72-49 win at USF. Registered his 15th and 16th double-doubles of the season.
Corey Fisher, Villanova, G, Sr. Averaged 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in a 2-0 week. Scored 17 points with six assists and four steals in a 75-70 win against Marquette and had 16 points and five assists in a 66-50 win against West Virginia.