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1.6 Around The Big East

Saturday means basketball, so let's see what everyone else got up to while Marquette and Georgetown were busy wrestling.

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  • Rutgers 67, #24/22 Pitt 62 - And it wasn't even that close, and no, I'm not referring to the Durand Johnson three pointer at the buzzer. At one point early in the game, Rutgers had more fast break points (seven) than Pitt had total points (five). Pitt's now 0-2 in the Big East standings and they have to go to Georgetown next. You can read the On The Banks recap here.
  • #21/19 Notre Dame 93, Seton Hall 74 - You're not going to win a lot of games when you give up 12-18 shooting from behind the three point arc like the PIrates did here. Scott Martin did half of the damage all on his own, going 6-7 from distance. South Orange Juice has more here, or you can get the ND perspective from One Foot Down here.
  • St. John's 53, #14/15 Cincinnati 52 - The Red Storm built a 12 point lead early in the second half and held on for a victory that kept Marquette as the only 2-0 team in the Big East. The impressive part of building that lead was that they didn't hit a three pointer to do it. You can check the 1:32 mark of this video to see SJU's first three of the game, and I suggest you do it just to see where D`Angelo Harrison hits it from. Rumble In The Garden goes in depth here.
  • DePaul 83, Providence 73 - You don't usually see sentences like this in a recap of a game that a team won: "DePaul was even worse, making just 2 of 11, forcing a handful of long jumpers against Providence's 2/3 zone defense." The Blue Demons evened out their Big East record after getting squeaked by Seton Hall in their opener.