Big East Conference
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.
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.
The city just has a different buzz when the Big East Tournament is tipping off. With St. John’s becoming a national story and Seton Hall and Rutgers laying a new foundation, expect local fans to come out of the woodwork this March like never before.
The Big East could have as many as 11 teams tourney-bound come Selection Sunday. Couple that with St. John’s resurgence, and no wonder there’s an extra buzz for this year’s Big East Tournament.
UConn will stumble into the Big East tournament fresh from NCAA sanctions and losses in four of its last five games.
St. John’s guard Dwight Hardy is the conference’s most improved player and senior Justin Burrell was chosen as the top sixth man Monday in a vote of the league’s coaches.
Boomer was so angry with the Rangers last night that he left the game early, an act that did not go unnoticed by Craigie. Carton was alerted by the masses and promptly called his radio partner out.
St. John’s took a huge step toward NCAA respectability after yet another win over a ranked opponent this weekend. The Coaches Poll released on Monday rewarded Steve Lavin’s bunch with a huge rise — from No. 25 all the way to No. 15.
What a rush it’s been for Steve Lavin’s Red Storm, who won their sixth straight game and beat their first Top 25 team away from the Garden on Saturday. Lavin joined Boomer & Carton Monday morning to break down St. John’s resurgence in the mighty Big East.
A matchup with Army in Yankee Stadium and a trip to North Carolina highlight the 2011 Rutgers football schedule.
UConn coach Jim Calhoun will miss the No. 14 Huskies’ game vs. Marquette on Thursday night in Hartford. Calhoun will attend a memorial service for his sister-in-law who passed away on Monday.
Preston Knowles hit three 3-pointers in a game-opening 17-2 run and Louisville held Rutgers to its lowest point total in four years in a 55-37 victory Tuesday night.
In honor of all the Top 10 wins that #25 ranked St. John’s has won this season, here is a Top 10 ‘quick thoughts list’ on metropolitan basketball.
It’s poll fever at MSG. St. John’s is back in the Top 25 of The Associated Press’ college basketball poll for the first time in over a decade.
Kemba Walker rattled off some insane highlight-reel plays in No. 13 Connecticut’s 78-70 victory over No. 9 Georgetown on Wednesday night.