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BIG EAST MEN'S BASKETBALL REPORT

February 18, 2013
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



  Ten of the 15 BIG EAST teams enter this week with winning records in
conference play.



*         Syracuse, Georgetown and Marquette enter the week tied for first place in
the BIG EAST standings at 9-3 in league play. First place and 10th place in the
league standings are separated by just 2.5 games.



*         ESPN's Big Monday series continues tonight as Notre Dame visits Pittsburgh
at 7 p.m. At 9 p.m., Rutgers will face Villanova on ESPNU.




BIG EAST Player of the Week

OTTO PORTER, Georgetown, F, So.
Porter was the team leader in a pair of victories that put the Hoyas in a
first-place tie in the BIG EAST standings. He started the week with 21 points, seven
rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 63-55 win over No. 18/20 Marquette and
followed that with 16 points and seven boards in a 63-55 triumph at Cincinnati. He
was 7-of-7 from the foul line. For the week, Porter averaged 18.5 points and 7.0
rebounds.

BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
OMAR CALHOUN, Connecticut, G, Fr.
Calhoun  wins BIG EAST rookie honors for the second time this season after averaging
15.5 ppg in a 1-1 week. He posted team highs of 15 points and six rebounds in a
66-58 win against No. 6/7 Syracuse. Calhoun recorded 16 points and a team-high six
rebounds in a 70-61 loss to Villanova.
For the season, Calhoun is averaging 11.5 ppg.

BIG EAST Honor Roll
JAQUON PARKER, Cincinnati, G, Sr.
Averaged 17.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week. Scored 19 points in a win over
Villanova.

RUSS SMITH, Louisville, G, Jr.
Averaged 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals in a 2-0 week. Made
19-of-21 free throws.

KADEEM BATTS, Providence, F, Jr.
Averaged 22.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in a 2-0 week. Posted 24 points and six boards
in a victory at USF.

MYLES MACK, Rutgers, G, So.
Scored a career-high 28 points in a victory at DePaul and averaged 19.0 points in a
1-1 week.

BRANDON TRICHE, Syracuse, G, Sr.
Scored a career-high 29 points in a win at Seton Hall. Averaged 19.0 points, 4.5
boards and 4.0 assists in a 1-1 week.


This Week's Schedule
Monday, February 18
NOTRE DAME at PITTSBURGH - ESPN ................. 7:00
RUTGERS at VILLANOVA - ESPNU........................ 9:00

Tuesday, February 19
MARQUETTE at SETON HALL - BEN...................... 7:00

Wednesday, February 20
PROVIDENCE at SYRACUSE - ESPNU.................... 7:00
USF at ST. JOHN'S CA - BEN/SNY.......................... 7:00
DE PAUL at GEORGETOWN - BEN....................... 7:00

Thursday, February 21
CINCINNATI at CONNECTICUT XL - ESPN.............. 7:00

Friday, February 22
No Games Scheduled

Saturday, February 23
SETON HALL at LOUISVILLE - BEN/SNY........... Noon
GEORGETOWN at SYRACUSE - CBS.............. 4:00
MARQUETTE at VILLANOVA - ESPN2............ 6:00
CONNECTICUT at DE PAUL - BEN/SNY.......... 8:00
PROVIDENCE at RUTGERS - ESPNU............... 9:00

Sunday, February 24
PITTSBURGH at ST. JOHN'S - BEN/SNY...... Noon
CINCINNATI at NOTRE DAME - CBS............... 2:00

All times Eastern
BEN - BIG EAST Network (check BigEast.org for local listings)
CA Carnesecca Arena, Queens, N.Y.
XL XL Center, Hartford, Conn.


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