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The Morning Fast Break (Nov. 22, 2016): Villanova climbs in the AP poll, Georgetown upsets Oregon, and Marcus LoVett is honored by the Big East

Welcome to The Morning Fast Break, your daily roundup of all things Big East.

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A 3-0 day for the Big East is in the books. Sounds good, yeah?

The conference has a chance to go to 2-0 today with Georgetown and Marquette both in action against Wisconsin and IUPUI. We’ll see how things play out, but so far so good for teams from this conference this week.


Marquette women’s hoops gets some votes (Anonymous Eagle)

Seven different voters included Marquette in their list of the 25 teams in America, with their placing ranging from #22 to #25. The most popular placing was #24, with three pollsters inserting the Golden Eagles there. With 18 points from those seven votes, Marquette is unofficially the #31 team in the country.

What’ve we learned, X? (Banners on the Parkway)

We've got almost a week to catch our breath here before Xavier hits the court again. While we're doing that and planning for the best holiday on the entire calendar (fight me), here is a handful of things I've taken away from watching the Muskies play four games and listening to them play one more.

Hoyas go duck hunting, win (Casual Hoya)

Your Georgetown Hoyas hung on to win 65-61 over the Oregon Ducks tonight, pulling off an improbable upset over the likely Pac-12 Conference Champions. The team was 4,765 miles from home in Maui and for half of today's game it looked as though all of the their psychological baggage had been left on the mainland.

Providence in on 2018 guard (pcbb1917)

On Monday a top guard in the class of 2018 trimmed his list down to 8 schools and the Friars made the cut. The recruit I write of is 6’5 guard Immanuel Quickley. Quickley’s list of 8, as told to Scout.com, is Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami (FL), Providence, Virginia and Washington.

‘Nova goes up, up, up (VU Hoops)

The AP released their third Top 25 poll for the 2016-17 season and the reigning national champion Villanova Wildcats have stepped up to the #2 spot. Kentucky came in at #1 collecting 40 first place votes. ‘Nova tallied 20 first place votes and third-place Indiana collected another. North Carolina and Kansas rounded out the top 5.

You’d best learn to LoVett (Rumble in the Garden)

Marcus LoVett earned a spot on the Big East’s Honor Roll this week after his 31-point explosion against Minnesota to keep St. John’s close in the 92-86 loss on the road to the Golden Gophers. LoVett, according to the school’s press rel;ease, is the second-highest scoring freshman in the NCAA to Washington’s Markelle Fultz, and is in the top 20 in per game scoring in the NCAA.


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