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Cunningham wins Most Improved, Fisher wins Sixth Man

As we predicted this past weekend both Dante Cunningham and Corey Fisher took home some Big East hardware today.

Rutgers Villanova Basketball

Cunningham was voted Most Improved Player of the Big East conference.  The senior forward raised his scoring average from 10.4 points per game in his junior season to 16.4 ppg this season.  He also raised his rebounding average from 6.5 rebounds per game to 7.3 rpg.  

While the stats tell one story, just watching Cunningham this year you could see an obvious change in his game.  He developed a lethal jump shot and became the go-to guy on offense.  Cunningham also assumed the role of the team’s leader.

Providence Villanova Basketball

Fisher was given the Sixth Man of the Year award in the Big East.  The sophomore guard started 12 games this season, including three in Big East games, but he and the team played their best when he was coming off the bench.  Fisher averaged 10.8 points per game, which was second among all bench players in the Big East.  In the 15 games he came off the bench in the Big East, he scored in double figures 11 times.

In the other two awards announced today, UConn center Hasheem Thabeet won Defensive Player of the Year, and West Virginia guard Alex Ruoff won the Sportsmanship Award.

-David Cassilo

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