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Big East Players in the NBA: January 21st

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Butler

Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz): 14 PTS (4-11 FG), 5 REB, 4 AST, 2 STL

Creighton

Kyle Korver (Atlanta Hawks):10 PTS (4-6 FG), 4 REB, 2 AST, DUNK

Anthony Tolliver (Detroit Pistons): 9 PTS (3-7 FG), 7 REB

Georgetown

Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons): 24 PTS (11-16 FG), 10 REB, 4 AST, 1 BLK

Jeff Green (Memphis Grizzlies): 6 PTS (2-6 FG), 2 REB

Henry Sims (Philadelphia 76ers): 11 PTS (4-12 FG), 12 REB, 2 AST

Hollis Thompson (Philadelphia 76ers): 8 PTS (2-4 FG), 2 REB

Otto Porter (Washington Wizards): 1 PT (0-2 FG), 1 REB, 1 AST

Roy Hibbert (Indiana Pacers): 4 PTS (1-4 FG), 1 REB, 1 BLK

Marquette

Wesley Matthews (Portland Trailblazers): 22 PTS (8-17 FG), 6 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL

Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat): 17 PTS (8-21 FG), 7 REB, 4 AST, 2 STL

St. John's

JaKarr Sampson (Philadelphia 76ers): 2 PTS (1-3 FG)

Villanova

Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors): 20 PTS (7-23 FG), 8 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL

Dante Cunningham (New Orleans Pelicans): 1 PT (0-3 FG), 4 REB

Xavier

David West (Indiana Pacers): 9 PTS (3-8 FG), 11 REB, 4 AST

Line of the Night

Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons): 24 PTS (11-16 FG), 10 REB, 4 AST, 1 BLK

Peep this: the Pistons are 11-3 since they cut Josh Smith, and Greg Monroe has been a huge factor in that. The Hoya put another double-double in a great frontcourt battle between Detroit and the Magic. Meanwhile, Josh Smith is a non-factor in Houston, getting ejected out of last night's blowout loss to Golden State.

In more important news, KYLE KORVER DUNKED!

We here at BECB would like to show some love to all the white boys with hops. From the Brent Barry's to the Tom Chambers', you truly are a lost art in the game of basketball. We salute you.

More NBA rumblings

I'm a huge fan of the NBA switching up the Rookie-Sophomore game, creating a USA vs. the World format. It's unique in the sense that the NBA is such a global phenomenon, and with a slew of popular international talent in the league and the realization that basketball CAN work in Canada, what better way to generate some buzz on a usually-dull All-Star weekend than to showcase the rising superstars around the globe. Imagine the Greek Freak and Andrew Wiggins trading lobs while Nikola Mirotic drops bombs from deep. It's a great move for the NBA, and a perfect way to introduce the world to some of its young, diverse crop of up-and-comers.