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BIG EAST BASKETBALL UPDATE

February 25, 2013
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



*         Georgetown enters this week's action alone in first place in the BIG EAST
at 11-3 in league play. The winner of tonight's Syracuse-Marquette game (7 p.m.,
ESPN) will join the Hoyas with 11 BIG EAST wins.



*         The Syracuse-Marquette loser will have its first back-to-back losses of
the season.



*         Villanova visits Seton Hall at 9 p.m. on ESPNU in search of its 10th BIG
EAST win. Among active BIG EAST members, 124 of the 130 teams (94.6 percent) that
won at least 10 BIG EAST games went on to reach the NCAA tournament.




BIG EAST Player of the Week
OTTO PORTER, Georgetown, F, So.
Porter helped the Hoyas claim sole possession of first place in the BIG EAST
standings as he scored 33 points with eight rebounds and five steals in a 57-46 win
at Syracuse in front of an NCAA on-campus record crowd of 35,012. The win snapped
Syracuse's homecourt winning streak at 38 games - the longest active streak in the
nation - and it gave Georgetown its ninth consecutive victory. Porter added 11
points, three rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes in a 90-66 win against DePaul.

BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
D'VAUNTES SMITH-RIVERA,
Georgetown, G, Fr.
Smith-Rivera averaged 20.0 points and shot 55 percent from the field in Georgetown's
two wins, helping the Hoyas extend their winning streak to nine games to put them in
sole possession of first place in the BIG EAST standings. He scored 33 points on
10-of-12 shooting in a 90-66 win against DePaul and had seven points with four
rebounds in a 57-46 win at Syracuse.

BIG EAST Honor Roll
SHABAZZ NAPIER, Connecticut, G, Jr.
Averaged 27.5 points and shot 55.6 percent from the field in wins against Cincinnati
and DePaul.

GORGUI DIENG, Louisville, C, Jr.
Scored 23 points on 10-of-11 shooting with eight rebounds in a win against Seton Hall.

TRAY WOODALL, Pittsburgh, G, Sr.
Averaged 18.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in a 1-1 week.

LADONTAE HENTON, Providence, F, So.
Averaged 16.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week.

C.J. FAIR, Syracuse, F, Jr.
Averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week.



This Week's Schedule
Monday, February 25
SYRACUSE at MARQUETTE - ESPN....................... 7:00
VILLANOVA at SETON HALL - ESPNU................... 9:00

Tuesday, February 26
No games scheduled

Wednesday, February 27
GEORGETOWN at CONNECTICUT - ESPN2........... 7:00
USF at PITTSBURGH - BEN/SNY........................... 7:00
LOUISVILLE at DE PAUL - ESPNU........................ 9:00

Thursday, February 28
No games scheduled

Friday, March 1
No games scheduled

Saturday, March 2
LOUISVILLE at SYRACUSE - CBS......................... Noon
NOTRE DAME at MARQUETTE - ESPN.................. 2:00
CONNECTICUT at CINCINNATI - BEN/SNY............ 2:00
ST. JOHN'S at PROVIDENCE - BEN/SNY................ 8:00
RUTGERS at GEORGETOWN - ESPNU................... 9:00

Sunday, March 3
VILLANOVA at PITTSBURGH - BEN..................... Noon
DE PAUL at USF - BEN/SNY................................. 2:00

All times Eastern
BEN - BIG EAST Network (check BigEast.org for local listings)


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