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Big East Media Day

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The season is near.

The Big East conference held both its men's and women's media days in New York City with the women's side of things taking part today. Key players and coaches from every Big East program took to the big apple to take part in the festivities.

The most surprising news from the early goings this morning was the Lady Huskies being viewed as the second best team in the Big East to start this season. Notre Dame and last season's NCAA tournament stand out Skylar Diggins were voted the preseason favorite to win the conference. You can see the preseason poll here and enjoy a snippet about each program.

Cincinnati may not have anymore believers this year than they did last season. The Bearcats were voted to finish second to last, an identical ranking from last seasons completed Big East standings. Jamelle Elliott and the squad believe they will not have a losing season and finish higher in the Big East standings.

Coaches also voted for the preseason All-Big East team and honorable mentions while in NYC. Diggins was picked as the preseason player of the year. UCONN's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis won preseason freshman of the year honors.  UCONN also led the way garnering three players voted as preseason stand outs. Two Lady Huskies were viewed as all-conference performers, while one was listed as a honorable mention. No Bearcats were voted as preseason all-conference performers or honorable mention.

UC senior Bjonee Reaves has an interview in which she discusses playing in the Big East and what she plans to get done during her senior season. You can watch Reaves' interview here. You can also follow this link to view all the videos shot today in NYC.

Want more live Big East women's basketball news and coverage? Be sure to follow the conference on twitter @BIGEASTWBB. The 2011-12 Big East media guide is also available for download.

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