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The Morning Fast Break (Nov. 14, 2016)

The first weekend of college basketball is in the books!

NCAA Basketball: Big East Conference Tournament-Villanova vs Georgetown Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Can y’all believe the first weekend of college hoops is over with?

Don’t fret though. There’s plenty more where that came from!

MU’s women’s hoops dominates (Anonymous Eagle)

If this game wasn’t over when Marquette led 25-12 after the first quarter, it was definitely over when Longwood didn’t score - not didn’t have a field goal, didn’t score - until there was 73 seconds left in the second quarter. That layup by Dayna Rouse cut the Marquette lead to a mere 30 points at 44-14.

1-0 doesn’t mean it’s good (Banners on the Parkway)

It was great to see Xavier back on the court in a game that actually mattered. 40 minutes later though, it seemed like a lot more questions had been raised then answered. We convened the brain trust to talk through the first game of the year.

JT3 is letting the Hoyas be the Hoyas (Casual Hoya)

Coaches have plans. There are reasons, often specific to the situation, why some work and some do not. Almost none of Georgetown coach John Thompson's plans thrived during a trying and often tedious 2015-16 season. That bad taste started with a rancid opening game loss against Radford and concluded with an unsettling 15-18 record. The woes weren't all about the head Hoya, though he's both the chef and grocery shopper.

A report from the stands at St. John’s (Rumble in the Garden)

“I’ve been coming to see St. John’s play since the Malik Sealy days,” a fan shared last night, “and this year it looks like we have a team – ten players that can play.” For the season’s opener he was so right. Coach Mullin started the game with a tall team and Shamorie Ponds at point guard. Bethune–Cookman hit two quick threes to take an early 6-0 lead, but it was all St. John’s afterwards as the team coasted to a 100-53 victory.

Hey, ‘Nova got a football commit (VU Hoops)

Despite yesterday’s loss to James Madison, Villanova still got some good news when Lorenzo Hernandez committed following yesterday’s game. First, the obligatory University of Villanova! Hernandez is a 6’0” 245 lb. prospect who plays both defensive end and fullback in high school for Cherry Hill West (N.J.). Given Villanova’s offensive style I’d imagine Hernandez will likely end up on defense for the ‘Cats.

Actually, we’re a wrestling and baseball blog

- RIP, Eddie Guerrero.

- Edwin Encarnacion has likely been replaced.

- The Dodgers are compelling!