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Villanova and Georgetown Top CBS Sports Big East Preview

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The Wildcats and Hoyas should battle for Big East supremacy this season, per CBS Sports and basically everyone else:


Outside of Kris Dunn at Providence, if you're looking for a guy who will be do-it-all for a team in this league, D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera is it. Meaning he's the second realistic pick to win the league's POY, behind Dunn, for 2015-16. DSR had a 121 offensive rating last season; his command of the ball, reliable defense, improving jump shot and team leadership are critical to Georgetown's run to March. But know this: Isaac Copeland is the No. 1 breakout candidate in the conference this season. Casual fans aren't aware of Copeland's ability, but this time next year he'll be on the conference's preseason First Team. He averaged 6.8 points and 3.8 rebounds last season. Those numbers should bloat to 12 and 6 in 2015-16. John Thompson III has already lost Akoy Agau for the season, but overall the Hoyas should clear 20 wins without too much trouble.