March 23, 2012 |
PHOENIX - Bradley Beal scored 21 points to lead Florida to a 68-58 win over Marquette in a West Regional semifinal last night. The win sets up an Elite Eight matchup of Florida coach Billy Donovan against Louisville's Rick Pitino tomorrow. The seventh-seeded Gators (26-10), who led 36-30, at the half, were also led by Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton, who had 11 points each. Erik Murphy pulled down 10 rebounds. Third-seeded Marquette (27-8) was led by Jae Crowder, (15 points)
March 9, 2011 |
Kemba Walker scored 26 points and Connecticut won a Big East tournament game for the first time since 2005, beating 16th-seeded DePaul (7-24) by 97-71 on Tuesday in the opener of a conference showcase loaded with NCAA contenders. Jeremy Lamb, playing on a sore knee, scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half for the 21st-ranked Huskies (22-9), who got back on track after losing four of their final five regular-season games. Ninth-seeded UConn will play Wednesday against No. 22 Georgetown, the No. 8 seed, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
March 12, 2012
The West bracket appears to be the most wide-open in the field with four conference tournament champions - top seed Michigan State, No. 2 Missouri, No. 4 Louisville, No. 5 New Mexico - right up there at the top. It doesn't stop there. The third seed, Marquette, boasted the Big East's best 1-2 punch in forward Jae Crowder and guard Darius Johnson-Odom and is ready to forget a sloppy performance that knocked them out of the conference tournament in one night. Then you have the No. 6 seed, Murray State, which went through the season with a 30-1 record amid cries that it played soft competition.
March 9, 2012 |
YANCY GATES and his 260 pounds rumbled up and down the floor for 46 minutes in another multiple-overtime classic at the Big East Tournament. The Cincinnati senior was still such a force in the second overtime yesterday that the Georgetown defense swarmed to him on the Bearcats' final possession, freeing Cashmere Wright to hit the winning shot in a 72-70 quarterfinal victory over the 13th-ranked Hoyas at Madison Square Garden in New York....
January 8, 2012 |
Freshman Eli Carter scored 19 points, and Rutgers beat a top-10 team for the second time this season, defeating No. 8 Connecticut, 67-60, in coach Jim Calhoun's return from a three-game NCAA suspension, in Piscataway, N.J. Freshman Myles Mack added 14 points for the Scarlet Knights (9-7, 1-2 Big East), who beat then-No. 10 Florida, 85-83 in double overtime, on Dec. 29. The win snapped Connecticut's 10-game winning streak against Rutgers, going back to Jan. 30, 2002. Syracuse 73, Marquette 66 - Kris Joseph scored 17 points, Brandon Triche added 16, and the top-ranked Orange (17-0, 4-0 Big East)
November 15, 2011 |
Shabazz Napier scored 21 points and No. 4 Connecticut extended Division I's longest winning streak to 13 games with a 78-66 victory over visiting Wagner last night. Jeremy Lamb added 20 points and seven rebounds for the Huskies (2-0), who have never lost a game at Gampel Pavilion during the months of November or December. Latif Rivers scored 11 points and Tyler Murray added 10, all in the first half, for Wagner (1-1). In other games * At Syracuse, Dion Waiters had 17 points, Kris Joseph and James Southerland each scored 15, and the No. 5 Orange (2-0)
March 5, 2012 |
Villanova will enter the Big East tournament with redshirt freshman JayVaughn Pinkston and sophomore James Bell at less than 100 percent. Pinkston, whose game has steadily improved in the last month, suffered a sprained left ankle on Feb. 25 when he stepped on a basketball. He scored five points in Saturday's loss to Cincinnati. "It was a little tight; I really couldn't move too well but I tried to play it out," Pinkston said Sunday night before the Wildcats left for New York.
January 5, 2012 |
Jason Clark scored 26 points, and Hollis Thompson's tiebreaking three-pointer with less than 30 seconds remaining capped a comeback from a 17-point deficit, as No. 9 Georgetown beat No. 20 Marquette, 73-70, in Washington on Wednesday night. The Hoyas (13-1, 3-0 Big East) extended their winning streak to 11 games, their longest in five years. They also got 16 points from Thompson. Marquette (12-3, 1-1) lost for the third time in five games, despite 18 points from Darius Johnson-Odom.
March 21, 2011 |
CLEVELAND - Oh, is there ever a Buzz in the NCAA Tournament. Brent Williams is better known as Buzz - Coach Buzz if you play for Marquette - and his postgame celebrations have become the stuff of legend. Last night, he might have had his wildest yet. His bald head glistening with sweat, he leaped in the air, pounded his fists on tables, shared tears and hugs with his family. He saluted the fans, slapped hands with band members and anyone he could touch wearing the Golden Eagles' gold and blue.
March 16, 2012 |
Marquette was simply too big and too strong for BYU to overcome Thursday at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Jae Crowder finished with 25 points and 16 rebounds and Darius Johnson-Odom had 12 of his 20 points in the second half as the Golden Eagles withstood another furious BYU rally for an 88-68 victory. Brandon Davies had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the 14th-seeded BYU (26-9), who looked for a brief while as if they might have a chance to top their historic comeback against Iona in the First Four on Tuesday night, but the Cougars were outmuscled and will have to settle for a place in the history books.