The second half of the Big East Conference regular season schedule is underway, and a championship isn't the only thing up for grabs. Individual awards are at stake, and this talent-heavy conference certainly isn't lacking for qualified candidates.
There is plenty of time for players and coaches to state their case with strong performances in pressure-packed late-season matchups. Others are sure to stumble down the final stretch and squander a chance at postseason accolades.
While championships are won as a team, a little hardware never hurt anyone. Here's a look at who may have the upper hand in the honors race five weeks into Big East action.