Big East Tournament
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.
The 69-year-old Hall-of-Famer, a self-described gym rat, is back from a month-long medical leave that had many questioning whether he would ever coach again.
For a player who was the center of Cincinnati’s brawl earlier this season against Xavier, Gates has responded like a pro.
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.
Kemba Walker capped the best five days an individual and team may have ever had in college basketball, scoring 19 points to lead No. 21 Connecticut to a 69-66 victory over No. 14 Louisville in the Big East championship Saturday night.
Preston Knowles, despite playing the final 10 minutes of regulation and overtime with four fouls, scored 20 points to lead No. 14 Louisville to an 83-77 victory over No. 4 Notre Dame on Friday night.
Kemba Walker had 33 points and 12 rebounds in another phenomenal performance and the No. 21 Huskies held off No. 11 Syracuse 76-71 in overtime Friday night in the Big East tournament semifinals.
St. John’s senior guard D.J. Kennedy tore the ACL in his right knee during the Red Storm’s Big East tournament loss to Syracuse. Following surgery, Kennedy’s recovery time could be between six and eight months.
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.
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?
Mike Marra hit six 3-pointers and had 22 points to lead No. 14 Louisville to an 81-56 victory over Marquette on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.
Fourth-ranked Notre Dame dismantled one of the nation’s best defenses Thursday night in an 89-51 quarterfinal rout of No. 25 Cincinnati in the Big East tournament.