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The Morning Fast Break (Nov. 2, 2016): Morgan Profitt wins Defensive Player of the Year and St. John’s learns lots in exhibition win

Welcome to The Morning Fast Break, your first dose of Big East action every day.

We’re back! It’s a Wednesday which means we’ve reached the middle of the week. We’re also nine - count ‘em - nine days away from the start of the 2016 college basketball season. Excited? You should be! Today we’ll be podcasting about the Seton Hall Pirates and how we think they’ll fare this coming year. Be sure to tune in!

Let’s take a dive in.


Marquette ‘Profitts’ on defense (Anonymous Eagle)

First and foremost, senior Morgan Proffitt was named the 2016 Big East Defensive Player of the Year. She’s the third Golden Eagle to win the award and the first since Ally Miller brought home the hardware in 2013. Proffitt anchored a MU defense that posted all four of their shutouts this season during Big East action and held conference foes to less than a goal per 90 minutes. After tallying two goals in the regular season title clinching win over DePaul, Proffitt has a team best five goals on the season, which is also a career high for the Indiana native.

Get to know Colorado (Banners on the Parkway)

The Colorado Buffaloes were sneaky good last year. Despite landing in a 8/9 game, that they lost, to UConn they put together a very successful in which their worst loss came to UCLA on the road. That’s not the UCLA of the Wooden (or even the Howland) years, but it hardly takes much of the shine off what Colorado accomplished last year.

Hoyas projections illustrated (Casual Hoya)

November has arrived and with it, an avalanche of college hoops projections and predictions. Today’s comes from Sports Illustrated which has the Hoyas as the 46th best team in the nation and in the ‘Play-In’ game for the NCAA Tournament.

St. John’s learns lessons (Rumble in the Garden)

“Last year was like a freshman team of skinny kids playing a varsity team”, a season ticket holder replied when asked for an assessment of St. John’s basketball program going into this exhibition game, the only one the Red Storm will play before kicking off the season a week from Friday. “We are New York and all the New York high school point guards go to other schools. I can’t remember when we had a real point guard at St. John’s”.

Detailing Nova’s exhibition (VU Hoops)

The 2016-17 Villanova basketball season tips off formally on Saturday (November 5th) when the Wildcats host the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in an exhibition at the Wells Fargo Center. Tipoff is slated for 12-noon, but events will lead proceed the game.


Actually, we’re a wrestling and baseball blog

- TLC’s main event was announced! There’s no scrubs in this one.

- Two tag teams qualified to join the Smackdown! Survivor Series team,

- The Cubs forced a Game 7!

- They also trolled the HELL out of the Oakland A’s.