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Parise: 5 Thoughts on the Championship Game

After another great Friday night of Semi-Finals action, we are in for a special Big East Championship tonight at the Garden as Louisville takes on UConn.

WFAN–03/12/2011

Game official Jim Burr (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images), reportedly forced out of the Big East Tournament. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Report: Blown Call Officials Forced Out By Big East

Big East commissioner John Marinatto said Thursday that three officials “voluntarily” withdrew themselves from this week’s tournament at MSG following a blown call uproar. The Post paints a different picture, reporting that the refs “were told to put away their whistles.”

WFAN–03/11/2011

Head coach Steve Lavin coaches his player Justin Brownlee #32 of the St.Johns Red Storm against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the second round of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Kallas Remarks: It’s Time To Challenge The Refs

By now you have probably seen the play a dozen times. Justin Brownlee of St. John’s picks up the loose ball, up two, with a few seconds left in the game and steps out of bounds. But there’s a much bigger issue to be looked at here.

WFAN–03/11/2011

Justin Thomas #2 of the Syracuse Orange celebrates late in the sixth overtime against the Connecticut Huskies during the quarterfinal round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Big East Tournament: UConn, Syracuse Ready For Rematch

Jim Boeheim certainly hasn’t forgotten that magical game at MSG two years ago. Neither have Kris Joseph, Rick Jackson and the rest of the Syracuse players who were on the floor that night. How could they? How could anybody?

WFAN–03/11/2011

Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies dribbles passed Gilbert Brown #5 of the Pittsburgh Panthers during the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Square Garden on March 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Walker Shoots No. 21 UConn Past No. 3 Pittsburgh

Kemba Walker hit the winning basket on a classic stepback jumper at the buzzer, and No. 21 Connecticut stunned third-ranked Pittsburgh 76-74 in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament on Thursday.

WFAN–03/10/2011

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Parise: Inside The St. John’s Locker Room

After a controversial ending on Wednesday, St. John’s is moving on to battle Syracuse today for a trip to the semifinals. I had the chance to speak with the St. John’s coaching staff regarding their scouting report and what they’ve been talking about before the big game.

WFAN–03/10/2011

Tim Higgins (Thomas Cain - AP), Rutgers coach Mike Rice (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

3 Officials Withdraw From Tournament After St. John’s-Rutgers Blunder

After a colossal missed call that cost the Scarlet Knights their chance at beating St. John’s on Wednesday, Jim Burr, Tim Higgins and Earl Walton have voluntarily pulled themselves from the Big East Tournament.

WFAN–03/10/2011

Head coach Steve Lavin coaches his player Justin Brownlee #32 of the St.Johns Red Storm against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the second round of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Blown Call Sets Up St. John’s-Syracuse Showdown

By virtue of a Jan. 12 victory over the Red Storm at MSG, Syracuse earned the final double-bye in the Big East Tournament. St. John’s, meanwhile, has a short turnaround following Wednesday’s controversial 65-63 victory over 13th-seeded Rutgers.

WFAN–03/10/2011

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Rutgers’ Rice On WFAN: There Was A Mistake Made

Soon after St. John’s escaped with a 65-63 victory over Rutgers thanks to officiating issues in the last minute the league issued a statement acknowledging mistakes were made.

WFAN–03/09/2011

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Kemba Walker Leads UConn Past Georgetown

Kemba Walker scored 28 points in another stellar performance, and Connecticut remained alive in the Big East tournament with an easy 79-62 second-round victory over Georgetown on Wednesday.

WFAN–03/09/2011

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Big East Tournament: All Eyes On St. John’s-Rutgers

Despite playing a fair amount of its games at MSG, St. John’s hasn’t had much of a home-court advantage during the Big East tournament in recent years. Based on its play in Manhattan this season, that could change.

WFAN–03/09/2011

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Parise: A Local Showdown – St. Johns vs. Rutgers

When Steve Lavin’s St. John’s team takes the court against Rutgers at MSG this afternoon it’s going to be electric.

WFAN–03/09/2011

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On WFAN: Rutgers’ Mike Rice Ready For St. John’s

Rutgers head coach Mike Rice joined Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Wednesday morning to break down the Scarlet Knights’ early success in the Big East Tournament.

WFAN–03/09/2011

Syracuse's Matt Lyde-Cajuste hustles for the ball during an NCAA college basketball game at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, March 5, 2011. Syracuse defeated DePaul, 107-52. (AP/Heather Ainsworth)

Heading Into MSG, No. 11 Syracuse Orange On A Roll

Swoon? What swoon? Syracuse point guard Scoop Jardine and the rest of the No. 11 Orange have forgotten all about an uncharacteristic skid that began in mid-January and sent them from No. 3 to No. 17 in a span of two weeks.

WFAN–03/09/2011

Jeremy Lamb #3 of the Connecticut Huskies shoots the ball against the DePaul Blue Demons at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

UConn Downs DePaul 97-71 In Big East Opener

Kemba Walker scored 26 points and Connecticut won a Big East tournament game for the first time in six years, beating DePaul 97-71 on Tuesday.

WFAN–03/08/2011

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