Big East Tournament

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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.


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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.


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.


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Johnson-Odom, Marquette Shoot Down No. 20 West Virginia

Darius Johnson-Odom scored 11 points, including two big 3-pointers in the final minutes, and Marquette beat No. 20 West Virginia 67-61 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Big East tournament.


Dion Dixon #3 of the Cincinnati Bearcats dribbles passed Shaun Noriega #22 of the South Florida Bulls during the second round of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Gates Sends No. 25 Cincy Into Big East Quarterfinals

Yancy Gates was nearly perfect from the field Wednesday night, scoring a career-high 25 points and leading the 25th-ranked Bearcats to an 87-61 rout of upstart South Florida.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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Mitchell Leads Rutgers To OT Win Over Seton Hall

Jonathan Mitchell scored 25 points, including eight free throws in overtime, to lead Rutgers to a 76-70 victory over Seton Hall on Tuesday in the opening round of the Big East tournament.


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Parise: Big East Buzz

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.


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St. John’s Fever Hits Big East Tournament, MSG

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.


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Matchups Set For Big East Tournament

Pittsburgh’s 60-50 victory over Villanova on Saturday gave the Panthers the outright Big East regular-season title and made them the No. 1 seed for next week’s conference tournament.


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Duke, Michigan State Highlight MSG’s Schedule

National champion Duke and fellow Final Four participant Michigan State are among the 28 teams on Madison Square Garden’s 2010-11 men’s college basketball schedule.


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Madison Square Garden Guide

If you’re planning a trip to The World’s Most Famous Arena, here is a guide to help make the most of your visit.