WVU sits on top of BE Mountain
As of this week, West Virginia sits atop the men’s leaderboard in the Big East, with six wins and no losses. Connecticut, Pittsburgh, and Villanova are in a three-way tie with six wins and one loss apiece.
On the women’s side, Connecticut and Rutgers remain undefeated with eight and seven wins each, respectively.
Notre Dame’s Megan Duffy was named the Big East player of the week. In a 78-75 upset over No. 10 DePaul, Duffy had 23 points, 9 assists, and 8 boards. She also added 16 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds in a very close 54-52 win over Georgetown.
Duffy made all 13 free throw attempts and posted a field goal percentage of 55 on the week.
Marquette’s Krystal Ellis was on fire, shooting 70.6 percent from the perimeter on her way to average 18 points in wins against Pittsburgh (71-62) and West Virginia (80-75).
She also added 4.0 points and 2.5 assists for the Golden Eagles on the week; for her effort, the freshman guard was named the Big East’s rookie of the week.
Two players from New Jersey squads were named men’s player and rookie of the week.
Seton Hall’s Donald Copeland led the Pirates to a 68-61 upset of No. 25 Syracuse on Sunday, chipping in with 18 points and 8 assists.
Three days later, he added 22 points and six boards in a 83-65 upset of No. 15 N.C. State.
The player of the week was 5-of-9 from three-point range and was 17-19 from the charity stripe.
Rutgers’ J.R. Inman was named the Big East rookie of the week.
The forward averaged 13 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks in wins against No. 22/23 Louisville (65-56) and in a 79-69 loss to Providence.