Matt Stainbrook had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Xavier finally hit the free throws it needed to hold off a furious rally by No. 23 Georgetown and secure a 65-63 victory Friday night in the Big East Tournament semifinals.
There wasn’t much doubt who Georgetown would turn to late in the game and D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera came through again.
A 3 by Greene and a dunk by Pointer sparked an 11-0 run which gave St. John’s (20-9, 9-7) a 16-6 lead with 14:38 left in the half.
Isaac Copeland scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds to lead a balanced Georgetown – in which all five starters reached double figures – past St. John’s 79-57 on Tuesday night.
Senior D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 23 points, freshman Isaac Copeland had a career-high 20 and Georgetown defeated Seton Hall 86-67 on Tuesday night after blowing an early 20-point lead.
Duje Dukan thought he had created a turnover with a held ball. The referees said he was guilty of a foul instead. And it sparked No. 2 Wisconsin into finding a way to survive its first test this season.
A Connecticut man has been accused of trying to smuggle nearly 5 pounds of cocaine inside of his luggage.
Police in a Texas town initially said a man arrested in December may be linked to the data breach that plagued Target stores nationwide, but authorities later reported that there was no apparent link.
The newest test is a blood test that can reportedly predict who will get Alzheimer’s several years before symptoms appear.
The Red Storm, who dropped the first five games on their Big East slate, have now won seven of their last eight in the conference, and eight of nine overall, to put themselves squarely in the NCAA Tournament picture.
The Huskies showed signs of brilliance in Friday night’s 78-77 win over Maryland at the Barclays Center, and even though they only beat the Terps by a single point, there was more than enough reasons to believe that Kevin Ollie’s squad will be a top 15-20 team all season.
Tuesday was a scorcher throughout the Tri-State Area, but Con Edison has advised some Brooklyn residents to keep their air conditioners turned off.
The Atlantic 10 may have lost brand name programs like Temple, Butler, and Xavier, but the league is going to be just as deep as it was last year.
The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.