Women’s Big East Basketball Weekly Honor Roll February 4

Villanova has a very high-powered offense working for them this season, which averages 85 points per game. What Vick did is completely disgusting and reprehensible. Tennessee is the clear favorite, which of course I have no problems with.
The March Madness schedule 2010 finally starts this afternoon. On the March Madness schedule, there are three games airing just after noon, four more in the mid-afternoon, and four each at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The NCAA tournament opening day always brings anticipation, hopes for upsets, and last-minute bracket work. This is the closest thing to a national holiday for college basketball fans, but the actual games have to live up to the hype as well. Today’s March Madness schedule 2010 features favorites, upset minded teams, and hopefully a lot of real madness.

DePaul finished last in the Big East in scoring by a wide margin last season as the Blue Demons averaged just 61 points per game. New coach Oliver Purnell has implemented his trademark fast-paced style to the Blue Demons in his first year, however, and a pair of freshmen have helped DePaul average 71.5 points through 15 games. Forward Cleveland Melvin has been named Big East Rookie of the Week in back-to-back weeks and is averaging 23.3 points in three league games. Overall, Melvin has averaged 12.7 points per game, while rookie Brandon Young has averaged 12.6 ppg to rank as the top two freshman scorers in the conference.

Villanova is a team I have loved all season long because they aren’t afraid of anyone and play very tough defensively. I actually think the Wildcats have the advantage in the low post in the matchup of Daunte Cunningham vs. Tyler Hansbrough.

On whether he sets personal numerical goals: “I mean you can have great numbers and have a terrible season. You can have great numbers but go 0-10. For me to value my season on numbers wouldn’t be fair to the team. As long as I’m talking about winning the game, that’s the biggest thing. We want to get to the playoffs, win the playoffs and get rings. We want to do things that involve the whole entire team.

Last night the Rams selected Robert Quinn, a defensive end from North Carolina. He is a pass rushing specialist that should help the defense and certainly increases the depth. After not expecting Quinn to fall to them and maybe taking a position of less need than others it would lead you to believe that the Rams will be really focusing on need tonight. So what should the Rams to be looking to do and who should the Rams be focusing on at this point? Here is a look at some of the options and strategies.

Nick: I was going to say an old Lakers-Celtics or Pistons-Lakers game from the 80’s but I’ll stick with boxing after watching that fight live the other night and being impressed with how electric the atmosphere was.

I know this may come as a surprise to some, but I think the Rams should be avoiding the position tonight at all costs. The reason I say this is because the players that they are picking from all project as nothing more than number two wide receivers at best. You can make the case that with Donnie Avery, Danny Amendola, Danario Alexander, Laurent Robinson, Brandon Gibson and Mardy Gilyard that the entire roster is filled with second, third and fourth wide receivers. Why add another that does not improve your roster tremendously?

A balanced scoring attack and a bench that can put up a lot of points are led by senior guard Scottie Reynolds for Villanova. He put up 27 points against Georgetown in their first meeting and will look to duplicate that on Saturday. The threesome of Austin Freeman, Greg Monroe, and Chris Wright will have to be in top form if they want to stop Villanova in their tracks. The first game finished 82 to 77 in favor of Villanova, and we have no reason to expect that this next game won’t be high scoring as well.

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