My number one worry is Dion Dixon. Earlier in the season I discussed his annual conference cooling off. Then he slapped a Big East Player of the Week honor in my face.
Unfortunately he has tapered off since that well-earned honor. Dion is shooting 37.5% (12-32) from the field in his last three games. I thought that was pretty poor until I noticed he is shooting 37.4% FOR THE SEASON.
These are starting BIG East guards shooting better than Dion from the floor.
All UConn, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Villanova, and West Virginia guards!!!
He is virtually tied with Peyton Siva and Russ Smith of Louisville. Victor Rudd Jr. of South Florida is worse.
Tonight you will see Phil Greene play for St. John's and he shoots worse than Dixon at 36.0%.
To me Dion is a tough one, because you can't simply remove him. He has streaky tendencies, scores well in transition, and shoots amazing in late-game free throw spots. But for this team to become first tier Big East again the lone senior guard has to show some perimeter discretion.