Ron Glover’s All-Time Big East Basketball Team

Posted in Blogroll on March 18th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(NY Daily Post)

Where would Big East Men’s Basketball be without John Thompson, Patrick Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas?

This weekend the Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament crowned its conference champion for the last time. The formation of the Big East Conference in 1979 caused a seismic shift of power in college basketball from the South and West Coast to the Northeastern part of the United States. The Big East has produced 16 Final Four participants (Louisville, Marquette, DePaul, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh made all their trips before joining the Big East) and six National Champions. Since it’s inception in 1979, the Big East has had three No. 1 overall picks in the NBA Draft; Patrick Ewing (1985, the first ever NBA Lottery pick), Derrick Coleman (1990) and Allen Iverson (1996).

Here is my all-time Big East team, complete with a starting five, reserves and head coach. Enjoy!

*Note* The players selected are prior to expansion of the conference.

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Tip-Off for 3/18/13 (featuring The Spinners): Miami Heat tie NBA’s second longest winning streak of 22 games; Dwight Howard hosts a block party

Posted in Blogroll on March 18th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Chris Young/AP)

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Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat remained true to form against the Toronto Raptors.

The Miami Heat began their winning streak on February 3rd in Toronto with a win over the Raptors. Led by Dwyane Wade, the Heat tied the second longest winning streak in NBA history (22 games) with a 108-91 win over the Raptors yesterday. The Heat are now 51-14.

The Los Angeles Lakers don’t know when Kobe Bryant will return from his ankle injury. In the meantime, reserves Antwan Jamison and Steve Blake have stepped up in the most critical of times. The Lakers won their second game in a row without Bryant, defeating the Sacramento Kings 113-102. Dwight Howard anchored the Lakers defense with five blocked shots.

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