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Jackson snubbed in Big East awards

Jackson was the only one in the conference to average a double-double (13.1 ppg, 10.7 rpg) during conference play while leading the league in blocks and field goal percentage. To do that for a top-four team in the Big East has to have some added benefit.

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Greener Pa$tures: A look at the ACC defectors

The Big Ten expansion this past offseason set off another wave of panic over whether we’d seen our last classic tournament performance at Madison Square Garden. This time, it was the Big 12 that had to deal with the fallout, but in 2003, we were the ones who had to figure out how to keep the conference together after losing three members. To say that Big East basketball survived is putting it mildly. But what of those who followed the cash to the ACC?

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Scouting the Blue Demons

This section would normally be filled with information about freshman forward Cleveland Melvin, who leads DePaul in scoring at 14.3 points per game on 52 percent shooting. But he will be out for the rest of the year after he sprained his left thumb in a 76-51 loss to St. John’s on Feb. 23.