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The Morning Fast Break (Nov. 17, 2016): Recuperating from a Georgetown collapse, and previewing Villanova and Xavier’s games

Welcome to The Morning Fast Break! Here is your daily roundup for this Thursday morning.

NCAA Basketball: Buffalo at Xavier Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Another eventful day in Big East hoops is in the books.

Butler won dramatically yesterday in case you missed it!

We’ve got a big day - and weekend - ahead of us so let’s get it started.


Some volleyball predictions! (Anonymous Eagle)

That means it’s time to take a crack at figuring out how those whacky Big East coaches are going to vote for the end of season awards. The Big East league office is awfully jumpy about publishing the lists as soon as possible after the season ends, so we have to stay in front of those crafty devils.

Debating for Mizzou (Banners on the Parkway)

With Xavier in Orlando for the Tip-off Classic, the Muskies’ next chance to bring home some silverware is right around the corner. To bring home three wins in four days, Coach Mack and the team are going to have to answer some questions, starting with these tomorrow against Missouri.

There were some positives. We swear (Casual Hoya)

For the first 78 minutes of the 80 minutes Georgetown has played this season, things went exceptionally well for the Hoyas. The final two minutes of the second game were obviously when things went off the rails. It began with a comfortable 105-60 win over South Carolina Upstate. In that contest, new Hoya Rodney Pryor went off for 32 points in his first game since transferring from Robert Morris. He was 13-of-16 from the floor, hitting six threes, and winning Big East Player of the Week in the process.

The keys for St. John’s (Rumble in the Garden)

The team’s depth and athleticism has been clearly evident the first two games this season. In the home opener, all 12 dressed players for the Johnnies saw action on the floor and 11 out of the 12 players contributed in the scoring department - a collective effort on the floor.

On to Iowa (SHU Hoops)

Following a pair of relatively easy home games, Seton Hall heads to the Midwest to take on Iowa in the Pirates’ introduction to the Gavitt Games. The Hall has won their first two games against Fairleigh Dickinson and Central Connecticut by an average margin of 22.5 points, passing with flying colors. Kevin Willard’s team started both games on the front foot and even though they eased off the pedal at Walsh Gym and Prudential Center, they were aggressive and effective on both ends when required.

Here come the Broncos (VU Hoops)

The Wildcats head South this week to face the Western Michigan Broncos in a Thursday matinee that will kick off the 2016 Charleston Classic in Charleston, South Carolina. The tournament will also feature Wake Forest, Texas-El Paso, Mississippi State, UCF, Boise State, and the hometown College of Charleston.

Creighton wins. Pics - it did happen! (White & Blue Review)

The CenturyLink Center Omaha was rocking on Tuesday night as the Creighton men’s basketball team took on the #9 (AP) and #11 (Coaches) team in the nation. Once the dust settled, the Bluejays knocked off the Wisconsin Badgers 79-67.


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