Big East Tournament
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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