There goes home-ice advantage. Now the Blueshirts will need to steal a game from the Flyers as their best-of-seven playoff series heads to Philadelphia tied at one game apiece.
One down, three to go. The Blueshirts haven’t lost to Philadelphia at Madison Square Garden since March 6, 2011, outscoring the Flyers 35-10 in that span.
It doesn’t matter if these longtime rivals are in the Patrick, Atlantic, or newly formed Metropolitan Division, when New York and Philadelphia clash, it is every bit of a backyard brawl.
DeAndre Daniels scored 26 points, 18 in the second half, and UConn held off Iowa State 81-76 on Friday to reach the East Regional final a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.
The Huskies are back at MSG, where they won seven Big East tourney titles. But head coach Kevin Ollie warned that being the local favorite doesn’t guarantee anything.
This year, the NCAA Tournament finally returns to the ‘Mecca of Basketball’ for the East Regionals, and there is perhaps no better example of the demand for March Madness than prices for NCAA Tournament tickets to these sessions.
This is the start of a new era filled with questions and great anticipation. Knicks fans, enjoy the show, but don’t expect to learn a whole lot. This is only the beginning.
The fourth-seeded Friars (23-11) used a 2-3 zone to hold the second-seeded Bluejays (26-7) 24 points below their season average and to an 8-for-30 effort from behind the 3-point line.
The press conference is presumably to introduce Phil Jackson as the newest member of the Knicks’ front office. What his position will be is not yet known, thought reports have suggested that he’ll be named director of basketball operations.
This week we find out if the new-look league can drum up the interest of the “old” Big East. The tournament starts Wednesday with first-round games between Seton Hall and Butler and Georgetown and DePaul.
It’s easy to label the Knicks losers. But why must we join them? They say not just a tree but also a team grows in Brooklyn.
It seems Carmelo Anthony’s frustrations are starting to boil over. Melo reportedly told a heckler to “Go (bleep) yourself” as the Knicks were limping toward the finish Wednesday.
The mystery of what exactly happened to Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring was one of many odd places sports wandered into this year…
New York City police say 38 people were arrested and 85 were given summonses for drugs and other offenses. The band finishes up its 4-night stint with a New Year’s Eve performance.
I actually walked out of MSG on Wednesday night annoyed that New York beat Chicago. Please don’t dismiss this. There’s logic behind it. I swear. Read on!