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The Afternoon* Fast Break (Dec. 8, 2016): Frank Kaminsky might be a bold-faced liar

Welcome to The Afternoon* Fast Break, your daily source for all things Big East.

NCAA Basketball: Villanova at Marquette Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

You can’t win ‘em all right?

Welcome to today’s edition of The Morning Fast Break. We’re a day removed from Butler being handed their first loss, which didn’t go over too well to say the least.

Xavier took a loss too. But Creighton and Seton Hall won!

St. John’s plays tonight and will be looking to remain in the win column. For now, to hold you over, here’s what’s going down.

(So, this was supposed to be published in the morning. But I’d not scheduled it. Mistakes happen!)


Frank Kaminsky: Liar liar, plants for hire? (Anonymous Eagle)

(Don’t tell me it’s pants on fire. You’d know, liar!) Badger Hate Week continues, and you didn’t think we’d leave it out of here right? Anonymous Eagle remains on the case, this one being about a former Badger superstar.

A former Marquette hooper is coming into his own (SB Nation)

I’d hazard a guess there might not be any ill-will here (but in any event, flame away!) but former Marquette Golden Eagle Deonte Burton is starring down in Ames in a big way. The Iowa State Cyclones have been benefitting by his recent surge, and Ricky O’Donnell does a great job profiling him in the article above.

Wright rocked this suit in Houston and at the Palestra (VU Hoops)

VU Hoops’ #SuitWatch captures a familiar look for the man patrolling the court and pushing all the buttons for the Wildcats (Side note: #SuitWatch is great and I won’t hear any other noise about it. Good work, folks).


Actually, we’re a wrestling and baseball blog

The Nationals gave up the farm for Adam Eaton?

Wade Davis is a Cub!

The Wyatts will be using ‘The Freebird Rule.’

Tye Dillinger and The Miz had a Twitter argument and it was great