Day 2 of the Big East tournament is in the books, so let’s take a look back at what happened yesterday, and a brief look ahead to what’s on the bill for tomorrow. Even though I lost some in the predictions, check them out here.
8 Georgetown 69 9 South Florida 49 – The Hoyas dominated the Bulls from the get go. South Florida shot just 29% as their NCAA tournament chances probably went up in smoke. They had a hell of a season, but Georgetown hit 7 triples and shot 45% in the domination. For the Hoyas, Greg Monroe had 16-8, Jason Clark 16-6-3 steals and Chris Wright 15-6-4 assists. The Bulls were lead by Dominique Jones and his 21-5-4.
Up next: 8 Georgetown v. 1 Syracuse (ESPN 12pm)
5 Marquette 57 13 St John’s 55 – Marquette blew a 12 point lead 6 minutes into the second half, and held on for dear life as they were able to outlast the Johnnies. David Cubillan had the balls of thunder as he drilled a 3 with 1:15 remaining to give Marquette the lead for good. DJ Kennedy turned the ball over on the next possession, and Lazar Hayward hit a pair of free throws. St John’s could only cut the lead to 2, and had a chance to win on a half court shot. The winning Golden Eagles were lead by Lazar Hayward’s 20-9. Sean Evans had 12-7 and DJ Kennedy 12-5-4 assists for the Red Storm. St John’s represented themselves very well in the Big East tournament.
Up next: 5 Marquette v. 4 Villanova (ESPN 20 min after first game, est 2:25pm)
7 Notre Dame 68 10 Seton Hall 56 – Seton Hall couldn’t handle the new, improved slowed down Notre Dame. The Irish dominated the game from start to finish. Luke Harangody played 24 minutes off the bench and had 20-10 to lead the Fighting Irish. Tory Jackson added 13-6 assists. For the losing, and possibly out of the NCAA tournament, Pirates, Jeremy Hazell had 15, on 16 shots, and 5 rebounds. Herb Pope had 14-9.
Up next: 7 Notre Dame v. 2 Pittsburgh (ESPN 7 pm)
11 Cincinnati 69 6 Louisville 66 – This game was covered with joy earlier today.
Up next: 11 Cincinnati v. 3 West Virginia (ESPN 20 min after third game, est 9:25pm)