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The Big East has been arguably the best and toughest conference in NCAA Men‚Äôs Basketball for 33 years. The Georgetown Hoyas ended this era with a win over Rival Syracuse. The big east has produced multiple national champions and ended with the conference‚Äôs top rivals. This emotional game Secures the Hoyas as the No. 1 Seed in the Big East with a final score of 69 ‚Äď 31 .

This week’s National players of the week are Kendall Williams and Otto Porter.

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Kendall Williams of the New Mexico Lobos scored career high of 46-points in the game versus the Colorado Rams, defeating the Rams 91-82. ¬†Wiliams is a Junior Guard from Rancho¬†Cucamonga.¬† He single-handedly ended the game as well as Ram’s home-court winning streak of 27 games.¬†His performance helped the Lobos to clinch the regular season championship in the what has been labeled the toughest conference in the nation this season. Prior to this Saturday game Wiliams had not scored more then 14-points in a MWC game this season and had not made more than four 3-pointers all year. His previous all time high score was held at 24-points with only five 3-pointers last year.¬†

In Saturday’s game Colorado had the lead by 3 points at halftime, after that Williams shutdown the second half with 10 out 13 3-pointers, making 12 out of 16 shots. ¬†With Lobos only up by 3-points with less than 2 minutes left, he seals the deal with his last 3-point behind the arc to win the game. ¬†Lobos is looking like one of the top players of the tournament, will he take his team all the way, we’ll find out!

 

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Otto Porter, Sophomore forward of Georgetown has big chances of winning Big East player of the year.  Porter has delivered, averaging 15.1 points and 7.7 rebounds and looking the part of a future NBA small forward.  Porter grew in Sikeston, Missouri playing pick-up games against his friends and family instead of making a name for himself on the AAU circuit.  He was later scouted in his senior year of high school against the Missouri versus Kansas game.  Porter had a heroic performance in front of the largest crowd ever to watch an on-campus college basketball game on Saturday versus Syracuse.  He sent home 35,000 sadden orange-clad fans home by scoring a career-high of 33-points to lead Georgetown to a 56-45 road victory of the Big East.  Porter hit 12 of 19 shots and 5 out of 10 3-pointers that game.  He has also showed off his length and defensive acumen, grabbing eight rebounds and tallying five steals his game on Saturday.  If Porter continues playing well he is looking at the Best Player of the Big East Conference and potentially a future NBA forward.