· Villanova has 3 players who grew up in the Washington area – Scottie Reynolds from Herndon, VA, Maurice Sutton from Upper Marlboro, MD, and Isaiah Armwood from Baltimore, MD.
· Started in 1995, the BB&T Classic in Washington has always included two local teams – the Terps and George Washington. In the first game last night, George Washington beat Navy, 81-69, in a battle of former BIG EAST assistant coaches – Karl Hobbs from UConn and Billy Lange from Villanova.
· Noted author and Washington Post columnist John Feinstein was instrumental in starting the BB&T Classic and still plays an active role in the success of the event; John served as the color analyst in last night’s television broadcast on MASN.
· John Adams, NCAA National Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating, was in attendance at the BB&T Classic. John is in his second year in that key role for college basketball. He attends games to evaluate officials for selection to work the NCAA men’s basketball championship, as well as help provide clear and consistent interpretations of rules and officiating mechanics nationally.
( (Photo courtesy Big East)