All-Big East Teams Selected, ND’s Hansbrough Only Unanimous Pick

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The strongest college basketball conference in America named it’s best today. Six players were named to the All-BIG EAST First Team. The BIG EAST Player of the Year will come from that group. The conference will announce Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Tuesday, March 8.

Kemba Walker, Connecticut, G, Jr., 6-1, 172, Bronx, N.Y.
Austin Freeman, Georgetown, G, Sr., 6-3.5, 227, Mitchellville, Md.
*Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame, G, Sr., 6-3, 206, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, G, Jr., 6-2, 190, Scotch Plains, N.J.
Marshon Brooks, Providence, G-F, Sr., 6-5, 200, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Dwight Hardy, St. John’s, G, Sr., 6-2, 195, Bronx, N.Y.

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College Hoops 101 (3/1/11)

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MARCH IS HERE!  How do we know?  Well, because my phone says it is March 1st, but also because it is tourney time.  The Horizon League and Big South Conference Tournaments tip-off tonight and in just 12 days, the NCAA Tournament brackets will be filled out.  (Be sure to check out my updated bracketology by the way.)

If you are unfamiliar with College Hoops 101, it is a weekly feature here at The Sports Bank that runs every Monday (Tuesday this week) and breaks down everything you need to know going on in the world of college basketball.  I will look back at the previous week and peak ahead to some of the key match-ups in the next seven days.

By: David Kay
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Big East Post-Season Awards

By: David Kay

The Big East regular season has come to an end.  As has been the case in recent history, the conference was once again highly entertaining and probably the most competitive in the country.  Now it is time to hand out some post-season awards.

A couple things to note; last year the All-Big East First Team was compiled of six players so I am rolling with that idea this time around.  I know the Big East does an All-Freshman Team but since this was a bit of a down year for frosh in the conference, I am turning this into an “All-Rookie Team” due to the influx of talented transfers this season.

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