The Morning Dump is a daily post compiling a list of links and commentary of various Big East topics.
- Five Big East teams were in action last night, but it wasn’t a slate you had to clear your schedule for to watch. However, Providence and Seton Hall cut things close at home against Brown and Kent St. respectively and barely escaped with victories. Each game came down to the last few possessions, but neither took the dreaded ‘bad loss’.
- A bad loss, especially at home, can cripple a team’s RPI and make it that much more difficult to earn a NCAA berth come March. And for a hopeful team like the Friars who are trying to get back to the dance for the first time in a decade – that must be avoided.
- What would have made the PC loss even worse is that they started the game on a 20-4 run. You gotta play the full 40 minutes.
- The Pirates may have been involved in a close call, but it sounds like they have found an absolute stud in Sterling Gibbs. The sophomore transfer from Texas had another solid showing last night, finishing with 20 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds.
- Georgetown cruised to an 88-70 victory over Wright St., and in doing so gamed the RPI system in their favor.
- The Villanova Wildcats received a well-balanced performance from the majority of the team in their 90-59 win over Mount St. Mary’s.
- DePaul fell to Southern Miss at home 75-68 in the one Big East game that did have some intrigue heading into the night.
Big East games tonight: