This Week In The BIG EAST Radio Show, distributed by Westwood One wraps its seventh season with BIG EAST Coach of the Year Mike Anderson, two of the BIG EAST Players of the Year, Sandro Mamukelashvili and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and the voice of Georgetown radio Rich Chvotkin.
There is a tournament title to be won at The World’s Most Famous Arena and an NCAA Tournament on the horizon as the final episode of TWITBE takes a quick look back on the year and the accomplishments of the league for finishing the season. The BIG EAST Focus lens is on St. John’s head coach Anderson, who had another winning season at the helm of the Red Storm. Anderson was voted BIG EAST Coach of the Year by his colleagues after leading St. John’s to the No. 4 seed after being picked ninth in the preseason poll.
The BIG EAST Focus shines on both Seton Hall’s Mamukelashvili and Villanova’s Robinson-Earl. The pair make up two of the three players selection for BIG EAST Player of the Year. Mamukelashvili takes a self-reflection on his confidence, his career at Seton Hall and his journey to become a standout for the Pirates. Seton Hall is one of the BIG EAST Tournament’s semifinal teams. The Focus turns to Robinson-Earl, who talks about how winning BIG EAST Player of the Year is one of his dreams come true and how his decision to stay with the Wildcats instead of playing professionally helped him develop both on and off the court.
Longtime Georgetown play-by-play announcer Chvotkin gives view on the national perspective. As the Hoyas voice for 47 years, Chvotkin has been a part of every BIG EAST Tournament ever played. He brings a unique insight on the Hoyas and the tournament as a whole.
The returning hosts for This Week In The BIG EAST (#TWITBE) are John Rooke, a longtime BIG EAST play-by-play voice, and Kevin McNamara, BIG EAST reporter, columnist and author. Rooke and McNamara give a comprehensive look at the teams, coaches, players and storied tradition of the top basketball conference in America in each episode.
The episode’s “Who’s Hot” segment features audio clips from some recent big performances around the league and a recap of the league’s weekly honors. “Who’s Got Next?” takes a look at the upcoming schedule, highlighting the big matchups.
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