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Monday / January 30.
  • Big East Preview Part 3; Preseason Picks

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    PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL 1. UConn

    2. Louisville

    3. Pittsburgh

    4. Notre Dame

    5. Villanova

    6. Marquette

    7. Georgetown

    8. Syracuse

    9. West Virginia

    10. Providence

    11. Cincinnati

    12. Rutgers

    13. Seton Hall

    14. St. John’s

    15. DePaul

    16. USF

    PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR

    Luke Harangody, Notre Dame

    PRESEASON CO-ROOKIES OF THE YEAR

    Greg Monroe, Georgetown

    Samardo Samuels, Louisville

    PRESEASON ALL BIG-EAST TEAM

    Luke Harangody, Notre Dame

    Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati

    AJ Price, UConn

    Hasheem Thabeet, UConn

    DaJuan Summers, Georgetown

    Terrence Williams, Louisville

    Jerel McNeal, Marquette

    Kyle McAlarney, Notre Dame

    Sam Young, Pittsburgh

    Jonny Flynn, Syracuse

    Scottie Reynolds, Villanova

    HONORABLE MENTION

    Jeff Adrien, UConn

    Earl Clark, Louisville

    Dominic James, Marquette

    2008-09 KEY NON-CONFERENCE GAMES

    11/24 – Syracuse vs. Florida

    12/6 – Notre Dame vs. Ohio State

    12/9 – Villanova vs. Texas (at MSG)

    12/9 – West Virginia vs. Davidson (MSG)

    12/13 – DePaul vs. UCLA

    12/13 – Memphis at Georgetown

    12/16 – Marquette at Tennessee

    12/20 – UConn vs. Gonzaga

    12/28 – Rutgers at North Carolina

    1/17 – Georgetown at Duke

    2/7 – Notre Dame at UCLA



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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.