Big East Tournament
I’m well aware of what Duke has accomplished with Ryan Kelly in the lineup, but there’s just something about this group of Cardinals that makes me believe that Rick Pitino will wind up winning his second national championship.
In a statement, Big East commissioner Mike Aresco said the sides “worked through a number of complex issues in an orderly, comprehensive and amicable manner marked by mutual respect.”
The basketball schools will receive $10 million, the Big East name and the right to play their conference tournament at Madison Square Garden.
On Wednesday, Louisville became the sixth former Big East school to join the ACC. This comes a week after Rutgers and Maryland, a charter member of the original ACC, left to join the Big Ten. Chaos? Absolutely.
Kris Joseph, a 6-foot-7 small forward, leads Syracuse in scoring, averaging 13.8 points and nearly five rebounds, and is tied for second on the team in steals.
Sean Kilpatrick keyed Cincinnati’s early 3-point barrage and scored 18 points as the Bearcats held on for a 71-68 victory over No. 2 Syracuse on Friday night in the semifinals of the Big East tournament.
Yancy Gates has always been the unborn star. A waste of talent? It certainly looked like it — until recently.
Three more overtimes, four Big East teams standing. And there’s plenty still to come at Madison Square Garden.
Five years, give or take a few? The NCAA issued a statement Thursday clarifying the timing of Syracuse’s self-reporting of possible violations of its internal drug policy.
Dion Waiters had 18 points and James Southerland scored all 10 of his points in the final 8 minutes to lead No. 2 Syracuse to a 58-55 victory over Connecticut on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.
Not many people expect UConn to beat the Orange today, just like no one expected the Huskies to beat top seeded Pitt last year in the same game, at the same time, on the same day, in the same tournament. Is history repeating itself?
Shabazz Napier scored 26 points and Jeremy Lamb added 22 to lead Connecticut to its 12th straight postseason win, 71-67, in overtime over West Virginia on Wednesday in the second round of the Big East Tournament.
Just another day at the office for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. A light Tuesday afternoon workout for his second-ranked Orange, then off to Manhattan.
Ashton Gibbs scored 20 points to lead Pittsburgh to a 73-59 victory over St. John’s on Tuesday in the opening round of the Big East Tournament.
Jeremy Lamb scored 25 points and Ryan Boatright added 19 to lead Connecticut to an 81-67 victory over DePaul on Tuesday in the opening round of the Big East Tournament.