Our weekly look at the Big East Conference:
Tomorrow: at Seton Hall, 8 (WPHL)
Saturday: vs. Louisville, Wachovia Center, Noon (ESPN).
GAME OF THE WEEK: In this neighborhood, you usually have your choice of a dozen or so. We’ll go with Georgetown at Notre Dame, tonight (ESPN, 7). Hoyas have won at Connecticut and lost at home to Pittsburgh, where they’d won 26 straight. Now this. Irish have won 43 in a row in South Bend.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Speaking of brutal stretches, Rutgers just lost to the top three-ranked teams in the country back-to-back-to-back. But freshman guard Mike Rosario, a McDonald’s All-American in high school, scored 26 against North Carolina and followed with 22 against Pitt. He’s averaging 17.3 points a game, seventh in the conference (and tops for a first-year guy). He also leads the Big East in free-throw shooting, at 88.5 percent (46-for-52).