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2002-2003 Big East Basketball (courtesy of bigeast.org)

Big East Record Book Individual Statistical Leaders Team Statistical Leaders
2002-03 STANDINGS
(through games of February 16)
  League Games All Games
East W L Pct. H A Div. W L Pct. H A N
Villanova 7 3 .700 4-2 3-1 6-2 14 9 .609 8-3 3-3 3-3
Connecticut 6 4 .600 4-1 2-3 5-4 15 6 .714 12-1 3-5 0-0
Boston College 6 5 .545 3-2 3-3 5-2 13 9 .591 7-4 6-4 0-1
St. John's 5 6 .455 2-4 3-2 3-6 12 9 .571 6-4 6-3 0-2
Providence 4 7 .364 2-3 2-4 4-5 11 11 .500 9-4 2-7 0-0
Miami 3 7 .300 3-2 0-5 3-4 10 11 .476 9-2 1-8 0-1
Virginia Tech 3 7 .300 2-3 1-4 3-6 10 13 .435 7-5 1-7 2-1
 
West W L Pct. H A Div. W L Pct. H A N
Syracuse 8 3 .727 5-0 3-3 6-2 17 4 .810 14-0 3-3 0-1
Pittsburgh 7 3 .700 5-0 2-3 6-3 17 4 .810 13-0 4-4 0-0
Notre Dame 7 3 .700 5-0 2-3 5-3 19 5 .792 13-0 2-4 4-1
Seton Hall 6 4 .600 5-1 1-3 5-3 12 9 .571 11-3 1-5 0-1
West Virginia 4 6 .400 2-2 2-4 2-5 13 9 .591 8-2 2-7 3-0
Georgetown 3 7 .300 2-2 1-5 2-6 11 10 .524 10-3 1-7 0-0
Rutgers 3 7 .300 3-3 0-4 2-6 11 11 .500 9-5 2-6 0-0





2002-03 BIG EAST Coaches' Preseason Poll

 
  East Division Points
1. Connecticut (9) 85
2. Boston College (2) 71
3. Villanova (2) 67
4. St. John's (1) 66
5. Miami 46
6. Providence 31
7. Virginia Tech 19
  West Division Points
1. Pittsburgh (12) 90
2. Georgetown 72
3. Syracuse (2) 68
4. Notre Dame 59
5. Rutgers 41
6. Seton Hall 36
7. West Virginia 19
(First-place votes in parentheses)

2002-03 PRESEASON ALL-BIG EAST SELECTIONS

2002-03 Preseason Player of the Year
Brandin Knight, Pittsburgh

2002-03 Preseason Rookie of the Year
Carmelo Anthony, Syracuse

2002-03 Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team
Brandin Knight, Pittsburgh, Sr., G, 6-0, 183, East Orange, N.J.
Troy Bell, Boston College, Sr., G, 6-1, 181, Minneapolis, Minn.
Emeka Okafor, Connecticut, So., F/C, 6-9, 240, Bellaire, Texas
Mike Sweetney, Georgetown, Jr., F, 6-8, 260, Oxon Hill, Md.
Darius Rice, Miami, Jr., F, 6-10, 215, Jackson, Miss.
Marcus Hatten, St. John's, Sr., G, 6-1, 165, Baltimore, Md.

2002-03 Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team
James Jones, Miami, Sr., F, 6-8, 225, Miami, Fla.
Chris Thomas, Notre Dame, So., G, 6-1, 175, Indianapolis, Ind.
Jerome Coleman, Rutgers, Sr., G, 6-2, 190, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Andre Barrett, Seton Hall, Jr., G, 5-8, 161, Bronx, N.Y.
Gary Buchanan, Villanova, Sr., G, 6-3, 196, St. Louis, Mo.
Ricky Wright, Villanova, Sr., F, 6-7, 225, East Chicago, Ind.