Wednesday, October 20, 2010

They're No. 10

The UConn men's basketball team has been picked to finish 10th in the Big East conference this season, according to the league's 2010-11 preseason coaches' poll.

The Huskies garnered a total of 113 points, behind Louisville and Marquette (each tied for eighth with 121 points) and ahead of Seton Hall (104).

Pittsburgh is the choice to win the conference title, garnering 12 first-place votes. Villanova is picked to finish second, Syracuse third, Georgetown fourth and West Virginia fifth.

Better news for UConn: Kemba Walker has been selected to the preseason all-Big East first team. Joining Walker, a junior point guard, on the first team are Georgetown's Austin Freeman (the player of the year), Pitt's Ashton Gibbs, Seton Hall's Jeremy Hazell, Villanova's Corey Fisher and WVU's Kevin Jones.

Notre Dame's Tim Abromaitis, a Farmington native, was selected to the second team.
Syracuse's Fab Melo has been selected as the preseason rookie of the year.

More to come from MSG ...



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