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Sunday / October 21.
  • Big East Weekend Highlights; Rosario, Hazell Honored

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Marquette guard Jerel McNeal and Rutgers guard Mike Rosario have been chosen as the recipients of the BIG EAST weekly men’s basketball honors through games of Sunday, Feb. 1.

    McNeal was chosen as BIG EAST Player of the Week for the third time this season after he averaged 26.5 points, 6.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.5 blocks to help Marquette beat a pair of ranked opponents. McNeal started his week with 27 points in a 71-64 victory at Notre Dame. In a 94-82 win over Georgetown, the senior filled up the box score with a game-high 26 points, 11 assists, six rebounds, five steals and three blocks. For the season, McNeal is third in the BIG EAST in scoring with a 19.7 average and third in steals with a 2.0 mark..

    Rosario was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors for the second time after she averaged 20.5 points in a 1-1 week. He had 25 points in a 70-67 loss at Seton Hall. In a 75-56 win over DePaul, Rosario notched 16 points, five rebounds and three steals. He continues to be the BIG EAST’s top freshman scorer with a 17.5 average and leads the league in free throw shooting, making 85.7 percent.

    BIG EAST Honor Roll
    Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut, C, Jr.

    Had a triple-double of 15 pts., 11 rebs. and 10 blocks in win over Providence. Had 11 points, nine boards and three blocks at DePaul.

    Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall, G, So.
    Scored 35 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 70-67 win over Rutgers in the Pirates’ only game of the week.

    Jonny Flynn, Syracuse, G, So.
    Scored 35 points and dealt six assists in a 100-94 loss at Providence.

    Dante Cunningham, Villanova, F, Sr.
    Averaged 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 67 percent from the floor in a 2-0 week.

    Da’Sean Butler, West Virginia, F, Jr.
    Averaged 22.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and shot 63.6 percent from 3-point range in a 1-1 week.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.