James Southerland and Michael Carter-Williams kept Syracuse’s run at one more title going, as the 19th-ranked Orange beat No. 17 Pittsburgh, 62-59, on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
D’Angelo Harrison of the Red Storm, the Big East’s No. 3 scorer with an 18.3 average, who finished with six points on 1-of-12 shooting.
Savon Huggins ran for a career-high 179 yards as Rutgers defeated Cincinnati and improved to 9-1.
Curtis Martin escaped difficult odds to establish a remarkable Hall of Fame career and make a significant impact away from football.
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.
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.
Ashton Gibbs shook off a recent slump to score 19 points in his final home game as Pittsburgh snapped a five-game losing streak with an 89-69 victory over St. John’s on Wednesday night.
Big East Commissioner John Marinatto says his league “might be open to a discussion” about allowing Syracuse and Pittsburgh to join the Atlantic Coast Conference for the 2013 football season.
It was more of the same for the offensively-challenged Huskies on Wednesday. Add a poor defensive effort into the mix — that’s bad news for UConn Fans.
The jump by Pittsburgh and Syracuse to the Atlantic Coast Conference from the Big East, formally announced Sunday by the ACC, could create another catalyst that hurls intercollegiate athletics toward the era of 16-team superconferences.
With plenty of help from Pittsburgh, Butler found another way to pull off a stunning upset in the NCAA tournament. Matt Howard made one free throw with 0.8 seconds left to cap a wild final sequence, and Butler eliminated top-seeded Pittsburgh 71-70 Saturday.
Ohio State, Kansas, Pittsburgh and defending champion Duke have been awarded the top seeds in this year’s NCAA tournament, an expanded version of March Madness that will include 68 teams.
Kemba Walker hit the winning basket on a classic stepback jumper at the buzzer, and No. 21 Connecticut stunned third-ranked Pittsburgh 76-74 in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament on Thursday.
Connecticut coach Randy Edsall gambled on a key fourth down deep in his own territory and now every team in the Big East race other than Pittsburgh looks like a winner.
To honor LeGrand, Rutgers players wore the word “Believe” on their helmets, and the school still lists him on its player roster. Pitt players and students signed a large banner wishing him well that was displayed in the end zone.
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