Best Name in the Big East - Final Four

By grant.brown

The final week of the Big East regular season is upon us and soon enough the nation’s best conference will be deciding their top team at Madison Square Garden. But forget your grade school coaches tired advice, let’s take a minute and focus on the names of the back of the jersey instead of the front.

After another heated round of voting we’ve whittled down the competitors for the Inaugural Volvo S60 Best Name in the Big East tournament to the final four. There are no easy decision left on the board, so who will be the last man standing when our own version of One Shining Moment starts to play? Only you have the power to decide.Scroll down to vote for the winner of our two Final Four face-offs and click on the picture of the bracket at the top of the page to check out their roads to Final Four.

But first let’s do a quick review of the Elite Eight match-ups…

Shabazz Napier (Conn) def. Scoop Jardine (Cuse)

With a final tally of 12-3, Shabazz KO’d this Jardine. Lucky for him he wasn’t matched up against Scoop’s distant relative Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine.

Cashmere Wright (CIN) def. Michael Bizoukas (DPU)

And with that crushing blow DePaul’s hope of winning absolutely anything this year comes crashing down. Wright brought in a contest-high 23 votes. The Binturongs are representing.

Soo Soo Taulelei (RUT) def. Rakeem Buckles (UL)

Maybe it’s because we’re only a few hours from March and it’s still bitterly cold outside, but a cruise on the S.S. Taulelei sounds too good to pass up right now. He edged No. 1-seed Rakeem Buckles 9-to-6.

Jawanza Poland (USF) def. Anali Okoloji (SHU)

Jawanza Poland? You bet I wanna Poland. In easily the most fun match-up to say out loud Poland doubled up Anali Okoloji and moves on to face the Hawaiian in our semi-final round. Time to cast your votes…

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