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Orange's Warrick among three to repeat on first team

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Hakim Warrick of Syracuse, Ryan Gomes of
Providence and Craig Smith of Boston College were selected to the
All-Big East team for the second straight season Monday.

Warrick, a preseason All-America, was the only unanimous choice
on the six-man team picked by the league's coaches.

Also on the first team were Jared Dudley of Boston College,
Chevon Troutman of Pittsburgh and Gerry McNamara of Syracuse.

Warrick, a 6-foot-8 senior, was second in the conference in
scoring at 21.2 points and fourth in rebounding at 8.2. The 6-7
Gomes, a first-team All-America last season as a junior, led the
Big East in scoring at 21.7 and was third in rebounding at 8.2.

The 6-7 Smith, a junior, was fourth in scoring at 17.8 and
second in rebounding at 8.5.

Dudley, an all-rookie selection last season, averaged 16.2
points and 7.6 rebounds for the Eagles. Troutman, a senior,
averaged 15.3 points and 8.0 rebounds and led the conference in
shooting at 58.7 percent.

McNamara, a junior, was the lone guard chosen after averaging
15.7 points and leading the conference with 95 3-pointers.

It was the third time in conference history that two schools had
two first-team selections. It was the ninth time Syracuse, which
finished third in the conference, had two players chosen for the
first team. Georgetown is second having two players selected twice.

It was the first time Boston College, which finished tied for
the regular season title with Connecticut, had two players chosen
for the first team. The Eagles, a Big East charter member since
1979, leave for the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.

Connecticut (Josh Boone, Charlie Villanueva) and Villanova
(Allan Ray, Curtis Sumpter) each had two players on the second team
along with Carl Krauser of Pittsburgh.

The third team had Marcus Williams of Connecticut, Brandon
Bowman of Georgetown, Chris Thomas of Notre Dame, Daryll Hill of
St. John's and Randy Foye of Villanova.

Connecticut's Rudy Gay and Georgetown's Jeff Green were
unanimous selections to the all-rookie team and were joined by Sean
Williams of Boston College, Ronald Ramon of Pittsburgh, Ollie
Bailey of Rutgers and Kyle Lowry of Villanova.

The conference's coach and player of the year will be announced
Tuesday.