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Thursday / October 28.
  • Hardy, Kilpatrick Honored; Kansas Tops New Poll

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    St. John’s senior guard Dwight Hardy of The Bronx and Cincinnati freshman guard Sean Kilpatrick of White Plains, N.Y. were honored this week by the Big East.

    Hardy was tabbed as Big East Player of the Week after he averaged a league-leading 25.5 points and shot 53.1 percent from the field (17-of-32), 60.0 percent from 3-point range (9-of-15) and 100 percent from the free throw line (8-of-8) in a 2-0 week. He scored a career-high 33 points with four rebounds and three assists in an 89-72 win against No. 10 Connecticut and had a game-high 18 points in a 59-57 win at Cincinnati.

    Kilpatrick takes Big East Rookie of the Week honors for the second time this season after leading the Bearcats in scoring in both games of a 1-1 week.  He scored 19 points and had five assists and four rebounds in a 71-68 victory at DePaul.  In a 59-57 loss to St. John’s, Kilpatrick had 15 points.  For the season, the freshman is averaging 10.1 ppg in a sixth-man role for the Bearcats.

    BIG EAST Player of the Week

    DWIGHT HARDY, St. John’s, G, Sr.

    BIG EAST Rookie of the Week

    SEAN KILPATRICK, Cincinnati, G, Fr.

    BIG EAST Honor Roll

    Chris Wright, Georgetown, G, Sr.

    Averaged 13.0 points, 7.0 assists and 4.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week, helping the Hoyas extend their winning streak to eight games.

    Kyle Kuric, Louisville, G, Jr.

    Averaged 25.5 points and 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in a 1-1 week. Had 28 points and six rebounds in an 89-79 overtime loss at Notre Dame.

    Carleton Scott, Notre Dame, F, Jr.

    Averaged 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks in a 2-0 week, leading the Irish to their sixth and seventh straight wins.

    Brad Wanamaker, Pittsburgh, G, Sr.

    Averaged 16.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in two road wins against top-25 teams. Had 21 points in a 57-54 win at Villanova.

    Jonathan Mitchell, Rutgers, F, Sr.

    Averaged 24.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week. Had 25 points in a 77-76 win against Villanova, including a four-point play in the final second.

    AP TOP 25

    Here is the latest AP Top 25 poll:

    1 Kansas (22) 24-1 1,549
    2 Ohio State (14) 24-1 1,536
    3 Texas (23) 22-3 1,535
    4 Pittsburgh (6) 23-2 1,478
    5 Duke 23-2 1,348
    6 San Diego State 25-1 1,256
    7 Brigham Young 24-2 1,217
    8 Notre Dame 21-4 1,212
    9 Georgetown 20-5 1,103
    10 Wisconsin 19-5 1,044
    11 Purdue 20-5 941
    12 Arizona 21-4 795
    13 Connecticut 19-5 786
    14 Florida 20-5 775
    15 Villanova 19-6 710
    16 Louisville 19-6 683
    17 Syracuse 20-6 496
    18 Vanderbilt 18-6 471
    19 North Carolina 18-6 420
    20 Missouri 19-6 404
    21 Texas A&M 19-5 377
    22 Kentucky 17-7 320
    23 Temple 19-5 208
    24 Xavier 18-6 83
    25 Utah State 23-3 75
    Others receiving votes: West Virginia 58, Saint Mary’s 52, Coastal Carolina 32, UCLA 32, George Mason 28, St. John’s 26, Washington 23, Alabama 13, Florida State 11, Marquette 6, Baylor 5, Belmont 5, Colorado State 5, Minnesota 4, UNLV 3

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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.