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BEC Ranking
 1 Villanova (23) 13-4(22-8) 
 2 Marquette (16) 12-5(23-7) 
 3 St.Johns 8-9(20-10) 
 4 Georgetown 8-9(18-12) 
 5 Seton Hall 8-9(17-12) 
 6 Creighton 8-9(17-13) 
 7 Xavier 8-9(16-14) 
 8 De Paul 7-10(15-13) 
 9 Butler 7-10(16-14) 
 10 Providence 6-11(16-14) 

BEC Women 2018-2019
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Points Per Game
 Markus HOWARD
  Avg: 25
 1. Howard, Marquette25.0 
 2. Powell, Seton Hall22.9 
 3. Ponds, St.John's19.5 
 4. Strus, DePaul18.8 
 5. Booth, Villanova18.6 
 6. Govan, Georgetown17.3 
 7. Baldwin, Butler17.2 
 8. Paschall, Villanova16.5 
 9. Alexander, Creig.16.2 
 10. Diallo, Providence16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Paul REED
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Reed, DePaul8.1 
 2. Diallo, Providence8.0 
 3. Mamukelashvi., Seton H.7.8 
 4. Govan, Georgetown7.6 
 5. Jones, Xavier7.6 
 6. LeBlanc, Georg.7.3 
 7. Hauser, Marquette7.1 
 8. Krampelj, Creig.7.0 
 9. Marshall, Xavier6.7 
 10. Figueroa, St.John's6.2 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Akinjo, Georgetown5.3 
 2. Ponds, St.John's5.2 
 3. Goodin, Xavier4.8 
 4. Gage, DePaul4.1 
 5. Thompson, Butler4.1 
 6. McKnight, Seton H.4.0 
 7. Howard, Marquette4.0 
 8. Booth, Villanova3.8 
 9. Cain, DePaul3.5 
 10. Marshall, Xavier3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Shamorie PONDS
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Ponds, St.John's2.6 
 2. Powell, Seton Hall2.0 
 3. Figueroa, St.John's1.8 
 4. McKnight, Seton H.1.6 
 5. Diallo, Providence1.5 
 6. Baldwin, Butler1.5 
 7. Simon, St.John's1.4 
 8. Cain, DePaul1.3 
 9. Goodin, Xavier1.3 
 10. Scruggs, Xavier1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Theo JOHN
  Avg: 2.1
 1. John, Marquette2.1 
 2. Hankins, Xavier1.6 
 3. Gill, Seton Hall1.4 
 4. Reed, DePaul1.3 
 5. Govan, Georgetown1.3 
 6. Mamukelashvi., Seton H.1.2 
 7. LeBlanc, Georg.1.1 
 8. Keita, St.John's1.0 
 9. Pickett, Georg.1.0 
 10. Cosby-R., Villanova0.9 

Villanova University wins the USA BEC 2018-2019 title (Photo: BEC)

Villanova University 2018-19
Jay Wright Jay Wright Wright
Eric Paschall
Phil Booth
Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree
Collin Gillespie
Saddiq Bey
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
4  Paschall Eric 203 (6'8'') F 96 USA
5  Booth Phil 190 (6'3'') G 95 USA
21  Cosby-Roundtree Dhamir 206 (6'9'') F 98 USA
2  Gillespie Collin 190 (6'3'') G 0 USA
15  Bey Saddiq 203 (6'8'') F 0 USA
23  Samuels Jermaine 201 (6'7'') F 98 USA
24  Cremo Joe 193 (6'4'') G 96 USA
42  Painter Dylan 211 (6'11'') F 98 USA
1  Quinerly Jahvon 185 (6'1'') G 98 USA
10  Swider Cole 206 (6'9'') F 99 USA
3  Slater Brandon 201 (6'7'') F 99 USA
34  Delaney Tim 203 (6'8'') F 97 USA
22  Heck Peyton 180 (5'11'') PG 96 USA
Head Coach: Jay Wright
Coach Assistant: Kyle Neptune
Coach Assistant: George Halcovage
Coach Assistant: Mike Nardi

Nova edges Seton Hall 74-72 for 3rd straight BIG EAST title - Mar 17, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) - Villanova became the first team to win three consecutive Big East Tournaments, holding off Seton Hall 74-72 on Saturday night behind seniors Eric Paschall (6'8''-F-96) and Phil Booth (6'3''-G-95) and key contributions from freshman Saddiq Bey (6'8''-F).
Seton Hall star Myles Powell (6'2''-PG-97), guarded closely by Booth, missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds that could have won it. Booth was called for traveling as he tried to corral the rebound, however, and the Pirates got one more chance with 0.4 seconds left. Anthony Nelson's long inbound lob bounced off the backboard and was slapped away by the Wildcats, who got to party on the Madison Square Garden floor yet again.
'This one is special, very special. This team has taught me so much,' Booth said during the post-game ceremonies at center court. 'These young dudes are like a fresh breath of air for me, being around them.'
The 25th-ranked and top-seeded Wildcats (25-9) were in the Big East final for a fifth straight year, and have won four of the last five championships. The only loss during that span was to Seton Hall in 2016, and Powell and the third-seeded Pirates (20-13) gave Villanova all it could handle once again.
'Can't thank Phil and Eric for their leadership enough,' Wildcats coach Jay Wright said. 'They've been great examples of what a Villanova basketball player is their whole career.'
Powell scored 25 points to cap a spectacular three days in Manhattan for the high-scoring guard.
Paschall had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Booth scored 16 and was selected most outstanding player of the 40th Big East Tournament.
Bey, who Villanova fans hope will lead the next wave of championship teams, had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
'Our team loves playing here in the Garden,' Wright said.
Villanova had a chance to seal it in the final 30 seconds but Paschall was called for a charge when he lowered his shoulder into Myles Cale (6'6''-G/F-99) with 24 seconds left. Powell quickly scored inside at the other end to cut the Wildcats' lead to 73-72 with 15.5 seconds left.
The Pirates sent Paschall to the line with 13.7 seconds remaining and he made the first and missed the second. Seton Hall rebounded and called a timeout to set up a final play with 8.9 seconds left.

Seton Hall: Nelson scored 12 points off the bench for the scrappy Pirates, but other than Powell, they had a hard time finding offense. They did force 14 turnovers. They'll go as far as Powell and a tough defense will take them in the NCAAs.
Villanova: The Wildcats also got key contributions from sophomores Jermaine Samuels (6'7''-F-98) (12 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals) and Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree (6'9''-F-98) (six points and seven rebounds). The inexperienced players have provided inconsistent production much of the season, and if Wright's team is going to make another deep run in the NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats will need more games like this one from the young guys.
'Things were rocky right until the last second of this game,' Wright said. 'It's been a rocky season.'

Seton Hall: The Pirates are headed to their fourth straight NCAA Tournament, matching a school best (1991-94).
Villanova: The defending national champions will be in the NCAA Tournament for the seventh straight season, but will probably be seeded worse than a 2 for the first time since 2013. Villanova also won the 2016 national title.

Big East Tournament Final: Villanova - Seton Hall 74-72
Big East Tournament Semifinals:
Villanova - Xavier 71-67
Seton Hall - Marquette 81-79

Courtesy of

All-Big East Awards 2019 - Mar 18, 2019

All-Big East 1st Team 2019
Jessie Govan
Markus Howard
Shamorie Ponds
Myles Powell
Phil Booth

All-Tournament MVP: Eric Paschall (6'8''-F-96) of Villanova
Player of the Year: Markus Howard (5'9''-G-99) of Marquette
Defensive Player of the Year: Justin Simon (6'5''-G) of St.John's
Freshman of the Year: James Akinjo (6'1''-PG-00) of Georgetown
Most Improved Player of the Year: Paul Reed (6'9''-F) of DePaul
Sixth Man of the Year: Paul Jorgensen (6'2''-G-96) of Butler
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Michael Nzei (6'8''-F-95) of Seton Hall
Sportsmanship Award: Nate Fowler (6'10''-F/C-97) of Butler
Coach of the Year: Jay Wright of Villanova

1st Team
C: Jessie Govan (6'1''-C-97) of Georgetown
G: Markus Howard (5'9''-G-99) of Marquette
G: Shamorie Ponds (6'1''-G-98) of St.John's
PG: Myles Powell (6'2''-PG-97) of Seton Hall
G: Phil Booth (6'3''-G-95) of Villanova
F: Eric Paschall (6'8''-F-96) of Villanova

2nd Team
PG: Kamar Baldwin (6'1''-PG-97) of Butler
G: Max Strus (6'6''-G) of DePaul
G/F: Sam Hauser (6'8''-G/F-97) of Marquette
G: Alpha Diallo (6'7''-G-97) of Providence
F: Naji Marshall (6'7''-F-98) of Xavier

Honorable Mention
Ty-Shon Alexander (6'4''-G-98) of Creighton
Martin Krampelj (6'9''-F-95) of Creighton

All-Freshman Team
G: Marcus Zegarowski (6'2''-G) of Creighton
PG: James Akinjo (6'1''-PG-00) of Georgetown
F: Josh LeBlanc (6'7''-F-99) of Georgetown
G: Mac McClung (6'2''-G-00) of Georgetown
PF: Joey Hauser (6'8''-PF-99) of Marquette
F: Saddiq Bey (6'8''-F) of Villanova


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