The Morning Dump is a daily post compiling a list of links and commentary of various Big East topics.
- All 10 Big East teams were in action this past weekend, but the Providence vs. Boston College affair was by far the most entertaining. With Kris Dunn out, and three other players fouling out in the game, the Friars rallied behind Bryce Cotton’s 28 points to win in overtime.
- The marquee game of the weekend, though, was Georgetown vs. Oregon in Seoul, South Korea in the Armed Forces Classic. However, the Hoyas shot a horrific 1-15 from three and fell to the Ducks 82-75.
- Despite the loss, UCLA transfer, Josh Smith, looked very good in his Georgetown debut. He scored 25 points in 27 minutes played.
- St. John’s put themselves in an early hole in Friday night’s game against Wisconsin and ended up losing 86-75 on a neutral court is Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
- The Butler Bulldogs used a big second half to cruise to an 89-58 victory over Lamar on Friday night to get Brandon Miller a win in his head coaching debut.
- Xavier handled Gardner-Webb with ease en route to an 83-59 victory. Newcomers Matt Stainbrook and Brandon Randolph had solid debuts for the Musketeers.
- Villanova had a shaky first half against Lafayette, but got it together in the second half and walked away with a 75-59 win.
- The preseason favorite to claim the Big East this year, the Marquette Golden Eagles, had a little trouble with Southern, but was able to close out a 63-56 victory. Marquette attempted a program record 53 free throws in the game; something that we are sure to see a lot of this season.
- Staying on that topic, Seton Hall and Niagara combined for a whopping 102 free throws on Saturday night. That was one more than total field goals attempted in the game, 101. Despite the free throw shooting contest, the Pirates prevailed with an 83-72 victory over the Purple Eagles.
- Seton Hall newcomer, Sterling Gibbs, sophomore transfer from Texas, received high praise for his play at point guard against Niagara. Despite not starting, it was clear that he was the Pirates best floor general. He will be a big reason if Seton Hall is to have a rebound season.
- And led by freshman Chicago native Tommy Hamilton IV, DePaul crushed Grambling St. 96-58 at home on Saturday. Hamilton finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds in his debut.
Big East games tonight:
UMKC at Creighton, 8PM EST on Fox Sports 1
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