Big East Day 2: Villanova Gets Past Providence, Will Face Xavier In Semis

(Villanova’s Eric Paschall drives the lane – @NovaMBB)

In the Big East Tournament quarterfinals Thursday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, Villanova, the top seed, beat Providence, 73-62. They will face Xavier, who beat Creighton 63-61, in the other afternoon game, in the semifinals on Friday night at 6:30 p.m.

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A-10 Tourney Day 1: GW & Richmond Win Nail-Biters

(GW’s Justin Mazzulla looks to drive down the outside of the lane – Photo by Jason Schott)

The first day of action at the Atlantic 10 Tournament at Barclays Center on Wedneday afternoon featured two thrillers, as 12-seed George Washington beat #13 UMass, 68-64, in overtime, and #11 Richmond outlasted #14 Fordham, 52-50.

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Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Returns To Brooklyn

(The Davidson Wildcat and other A-10 Mascots get the dance party started – Photos provided by Barclays Center)

The Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament is back at Barclays Center from Wednesday through the championship game on Sunday afternoon.

All 14 of the A-10’s school mascots, including the Fordham Ram, celebrated on Tuesday afternoon by visiting Bedford Library in Bed-Stuy where they participated in story time followed by a dance-off competition with approximately 50 children from PS 3 The Bedford Village School.

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Champions League: Santos Laguna’s Late Surge Ousts Red Bulls

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The Red Bulls lost to Santos Laguna, 4-2, in Leg 2 of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals on Tuesday at Estadio Corona. Santos advanced to the SCCL Semifinals on aggregate, 6-2.

The Red Bulls lost the first leg at home, 2-0, on March 5, and it took them just four minutes to get one of them back.

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Marvin Clark II on DePaul Matchup: “It’s a new season”

(Marvin Clark II batting Femi Olujobi earlier this season – @StJohnsBball)

The St. John’s Red Storm will open the Big East Tournament on Wednesday night against DePaul, with tip-off around 9:30 p.m.

The Red Storm finished the regular season with three straight losses, which left their Big East Conference record at 8-9 and saw them drop to seventh place from third, missing a bye in the tournament.

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