Big East basketball
The bright lights of MSG are beaming with Big East pride and nostalgia this week. With Championship Week about to get started – and big changes in store for the Big East – we’re ready to watch as the teams from one of the toughest basketball conference in the country are battle it out for a title.
Playing on a team that’s won only four Big East games in the past two seasons has made Cleveland Melvin a forgotten man.
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Big East presidents have agreed on a policy that would bar Connecticut’s men’s basketball team from next season’s conference tournament because the Huskies haven’t qualified academically for the 2013 NCAA tournament.
Louisville withstood a closing run by Cincinnati for a 50-44 victory Saturday night that gave the Cardinals their second Big East tournament championship.
Neither first-time finalist Cincinnati nor seventh-seeded Louisville was in the league eight years ago. But they’ll be front and center Saturday night when they play for the conference crown at Madison Square Garden.
ane Miller grabbed a rebound and scored on a one-handed slam dunk with 11.2 seconds to play to give Rutgers a 61-58 victory over St. John’s.
Jim Calhoun returned to the bench after more than a month of medical leave and coached Connecticut to a 74-65 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.