Defending Huge East champion Marquette has been chosen to win the league once more by the league’s coaches.
The Golden Eagles, who had been 29-4 final season, garnered seven first-place votes. Marquette was picked ninth in final yr’s preseason ballot. Coach Shaka Good brings again eight of his 9 high scorers from final season, together with Huge East Participant of the Yr Tyler Kolek.
The junior guard, who averaged 12.9 factors and led the league with 7.5 assists, was picked to win the award once more.
Creighton was picked second and acquired the opposite 4 first-place votes. The Bluejays misplaced within the Elite Eight of the NCAA Event final season and return three starters — middle Ryan Kalkbrenner and guards Trey Alexander and Baylor Scheierman.
Defending NCAA champion UConn was picked third. The Huskies solely convey again two starters from final season, however have a stellar freshmen class led by Stephon Citadel — the preseason Freshman of the Yr.
Villanova and St. John’s — led by new coach Rick Pitino — spherical out the highest 5 within the preseason ballot. Pitino spent a few years within the Huge East as coach of Windfall and Louisville.
Xavier and Windfall had been the subsequent two.
Georgetown, which is now led by former Windfall coach Ed Cooley, was picked eighth. Seton Corridor, Butler and DePaul spherical out the ballot.
Reporting by The Related Press.
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