Big East Tournament

St. John's head coach Steve Lavin, second from right, huddles with his players during the second half of their Big East Tournament quarterfinal game against Providence on March 12, 2015, at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

St. John’s Lavin Admits ‘I’m A Poor Conference Tournament Coach’

Speaking to reporters on Thursday following yet another early exit from the Big East Tournament, St. John’s head coach surprised many by admitting he’s not at his best when his team needs him to be.

03/13/2015

Phil Booth #5 celebrates with Dylan Ennis #31 of the Villanova Wildcats against the Marquette Golden Eagles during a quarterfinal game of the Big East basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

No. 4 Villanova Routs Marquette By 35 In Big East Quarters

Josh Hart scored 20 points off the bench, and fourth-ranked Villanova ensured it would stick around at the Big East Tournament a bit longer this time with an 84-49 rout of Marquette in the quarterfinals.

03/12/2015

Rashed Anthony of Seton Hall  (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Seton Hall Falls To Marquette 78-56 In Opening Round Of Big East Tourney

Matt Carlino had all but two of his 26 points on 3-pointers and ninth-seeded Marquette had its best game of the season from beyond the arc in a 78-56 victory over eighth-seeded Seton Hall.

03/11/2015

Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats dribbles to the basket as Felix Balamou #10 of the St. John's Red Storm defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on March 7, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

New Big East Looks More Like Old Big East As Tourney Opens

It’s Big East Tournament time in Madison Square Garden, and more than half of the conference’s teams are projected to earn NCAA bids.

03/11/2015

during the Championship game of the 2014 Men's Big East Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2014 in New York City.

Providence Beats Creighton 65-56 To Win Big East

The fourth-seeded Friars (23-11) used a 2-3 zone to hold the second-seeded Bluejays (26-7) 24 points below their season average and to an 8-for-30 effort from behind the 3-point line.

03/15/2014

Providence’s Bryce Cotton passes the ball as St. John’s Phil Greene IV defends during the teams’ Big East Tournament quarterfinal meeting on March 13, 2014, at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Furious Rally Not Enough To Keep St. John’s From Brutal Defeat

Josh Fortune scored a career-high 24 points and Providence advanced to the Big East tournament semifinals for the first time in 17 years by hanging on for a 79-74 victory over St. John’s on Thursday.

03/14/2014

Gene Teague #21 of the Seton Hall Pirates celebrates the win with Sterling Gibbs #4 after the win over the Villanova Wildcats during the quarterfinals of the Big East Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2014 in New York City.(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Upset City! Seton Hall Stuns No. 3 Villanova In Big East Tourney Thriller

Sterling Gibbs hit a step-back jumper at the buzzer and Seton Hall stunned No. 3 Villanova 64-63 in a thrilling Big East quarterfinal Thursday, a loss that could cost the Wildcats a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

03/13/2014

Patrik Auda #33 of the Seton Hall Pirates reacts after he is called for his fourth foul and pulled from the game in the second half against the Butler Bulldogs during the first round of the Big East Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Seton Hall Beats Butler 51-50 In Big East Tournament

Eugene Teague not only didn’t let the flu keep him from playing, but he came up with a performance that extended Seton Hall’s season and his career.

03/13/2014

St. John's takes on Villanova during the 2013 Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Realigned Big East Hoping For Same Old Buzz At Conference Tourney

This week we find out if the new-look league can drum up the interest of the “old” Big East. The tournament starts Wednesday with first-round games between Seton Hall and Butler and Georgetown and DePaul.

03/12/2014

Andrew Smith #44 of the Butler Bulldogs passes the ball off against the Xavier Musketeers. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Butler, Creighton, Xavier Moving To New Big East

Butler, Creighton and Xavier are moving to the new Big East. They will join the so-called Catholic 7 basketball schools who left to start a new conference and are keeping the Big East name.

03/20/2013

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16:  Luke Hancock #11 of the Louisville Cardinals  reacts in the second half against the Syracuse Orange during the final of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 16, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

No. 4 Louisville Tops No. 19 Syracuse In 78-61 Come From Behind Win

Peyton Siva had 11 points and eight assists to lead No. 4 Louisville to a 78-61 victory over No. 19 Syracuse on Saturday night, giving the Cardinals their second straight Big East tournament title.

03/16/2013

Jim Boeheim (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Syracuse, Georgetown Set For Heavyweight Clash In Big East Tournament Semifinal

Syracuse and Georgetown, one more heavyweight clash in Madison Square Garden. Two original Big East titans toe-to-toe on the New York stage. Jim Boeheim. John Thompson III. One … last … time.

03/15/2013

Steve Lavin

Riding The Storm: Lavin High On St. John’s After Personal Struggles, Hoops Upheaval

Steve Lavin has only been at the helm of St. John’s basketball for three seasons, but each year of his New York tenure has been marked by dramatic highs and lows that don’t appear to be stopping anytime soon.

03/15/2013

Trevor Cooney #10 and assistant coach Gerry McNamara of the Syracuse Orange react after C.J. Fair #5 makes a 3-point basket at the buzzer of the end of the first half. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Syracuse Edges Pitt, Sets Up Epic Big East Tournament Semifinal Against Hoyas

James Southerland and Michael Carter-Williams kept Syracuse’s run at one more title going, as the 19th-ranked Orange beat No. 17 Pittsburgh, 62-59, on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

03/14/2013

Jabril Trawick (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Georgetown Ousts Cincinnati To Advance To Big East Tournament Semifinals

Otto Porter Jr. scored 18 points and No. 5 Georgetown advanced to the Big East Tournament semifinals, recovering from a mid-game hiccup to beat Cincinnati, 62-43, on Thursday.

03/14/2013

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