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3.1 Big East Review


Well, we all know how last night's game between Marquette and Cincinnati ended up. I tried to toss a crumpled up copy of the box score into the garbage can, but Justin Jackson blocked it. When did that guy turn into Bill effing Russell?


We had two other games in the Big East last night, one very interesting and one not so interesting.

Pittsburgh 89, St. John's 69 - Ashton Gibbs scored 19 points - his first game in double digits in the last four outings - to say farewell to the Oakland Zoo in style. The Panthers shot 63.3% from the field to overcome 16 turnovers and roll to an easy victory over the Red Storm for their fifth Big East win in a disappointing season. D'Angelo Harrison had 21 for St. John's to lead all scorers.

South Florida 58, #19/18 Louisville 51 - Well, well, well, well. In need of a signature quality win late in the season to push them into the NCAA Tournament, South Florida headed in to the (snicker) KFC YUM! Center and came out with exactly that. The game was in doubt until very late, including a nearly 3 minute stretch where the teams stayed knotted at 41. But the Bulls dropped in eight of 10 free throws in the last minute to ice the game. Jawanza Poland and Toarlyn Fitzpatrick came off the bench to be the only Bulls in double digits with 16 and 11 points respectively.