Big East Tournament: #1 Xavier Rolls By St. John’s

(The eye in the sky at Madison Square Garden – Photo by Jason Schott)

The St. John’s Red Storm’s roller-coaster ride of a season ended on Thursday afternoon when they lost in the Big East Tournament Quarterfinals to top-seeded Xavier 88-60.

St. John’s, who beat Georgetown on Wednesday night and were back on the floor at noon Thursday, hung in there for the first half, trailing by just four, 32-28, at halftime.

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ACC Day 2 Night Session: Notre Dame & North Carolina Move On

(North Carolina and Syracuse in action – Photo by Jason Schott)

The evening part of the second day of the ACC Tournament saw Notre Dame coming from behind to beat Virginia Tech and North Carolina rolling to a victory over Syracuse.

Notre Dame Figthing Irish 71, Virginia Tech 65

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish came back from 13 points down at halftime to stun Virginia Tech 71-65.

Matt Farrell led the way for Notre Dame, as he scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half. Farrell shot 5-13 from the field, including 4-11 from behind the arc, while also getting five rebounds and five assists.

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Big East Tournament: St. John’s Beats Georgetown Again

(Marvin Clark II driving to the hoop on Wednesday night – @StJohnsBball)

For the second straight year, St. John’s knocked off Georgetown on the opening night of the Big East Tournament, as they came away with an 88-77 victory on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

It will be a quick turnaround for St. John’s, as they will play at noon on Thursday against top-seeded Xavier.

St. John’s was led by Shamorie Ponds, who poured in 26 points on 9-14 from the field, with three assists and two rebounds. Ponds was named to the All-Big East First Team this past Sunday, so he certainly showed why he was worthy of the honor.

Justin Simon and Marvin Clark II had 16 points apiece. Simon shot 5-6 from the field and notched 10 rebounds for a double-double, along with six assists. Clark shot 6-14 overall and 2-4 from behind the arc, along with four rebounds and an assist.

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ACC Day 2: Boston College Stuns NC State

(Boston College’s Ty Bowman looking to make a play  – @BCMBB)

The Boston College Eagles, who entered the ACC Tournament as the 12th seed, upset the 5th seed North Carolina State Wolfpack, 91-87, on Wednesday afternoon.

Boston College got incredible performances from Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman.

Robinson led BC with 26 points on 9-20 from the field, including a three-pointer, with five assists, two steals, and two rebounds. Bowman had 24 points on 8-19 from the field, including 2-5 from behind the arc, with six rebounds and four assists.

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ACC Tournament Day 2: Louisville Rolls By Florida State

(Louisville’s Deng Adel putting up a jumper late in the first half against Florida State – Photo by Jason Schott)

Day 2 of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Barclays Center started with the Louisville Cardinals rolling to an 82-74 win over the Florida State Seminoles.

The final score of this game was not indicative of how much Louisville dominated this game throughout.

The Seminoles started out with a 17-4 lead in the first eight minutes, but it was all Louisville from there.

The Cardinals responded with an 18-3 run capped by a Deng Adel jumper at the 4:22 mark of the first half. That eventually turned into an elongated 27-5 run capped by a Ryan McMahon as time expired to give Lousville a massive 41-22 lead at halftime.

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CBS & Turner Sports Announce March Madness Programming Schedule

(From left: CBS’ Jim Nantz speaking, Turner Sports’ Ernie Johnson, Turner President David Levy, and CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus at March Madness Media Day Tuesday morning – Photo by Jason Schott)

CBS Sports and Turner Sports are celebrating the eighth year of their groundbreaking partnership covering the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

All 67 games of the tournament will be airing across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – with all games streamed on NCAA March Madness Live.

For the second time in three years, TBS will be providing complete coverage of the Final Four.

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Champions League: Red Bulls Win In Tijuana

(Bradley Wright-Phillips – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls, thanks to a pair of goals from Bradley Wright-Phillips, notched a big 2-0 win over Club Tijuana on Tuesday night at Estadio Caliente in the first leg of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals.

The Red Bulls’ two road goals gives them a major advantage heading into the second leg next Tuesday, March 13, at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls can advance with scorelines of 0-0, 0-1, 1-0, 1-1, 1-2.

The Red Bulls delivered Club Tijuana its first home loss in a CONCACAF Champions League match since 2013. Tijuana was previously 4-0-1 and had outscored its opponent, 13-3.

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ACC Tournament Day 1: Syracuse Outlasts Wake Forest

(Syracuse and Wake Forest in action – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Syracuse Orange are moving on after their 73-64 win over Wake Forest on Tuesday night at the ACC Tournament at Barclays Center.

Syracuse advances to take on North Carolina Wednesday night at 9:30 pm. The day begins with Fiorida State taking on Louisville at noon, followed by Boston College and North Carolina State at 2:30, and then the night session begins at 7:00 with Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Seth Davis On Coaches “Getting To Us”

Getting To Us: How Great Coaches Make Great Teams

By Seth Davis

Penguin Press, on sale today

Sports illustrated writer and CBS announcer Seth Davis has a new book, Getting To Us, which explores how nine coaches achieved their success.

Davis examines the methods of nine of the most iconic coaches of this era – Ohio State Football Head Coach Urban Meyer, Duke Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Connecticut Women’s Basketball Head Coach Geno Auriemma, Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers, Boston Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens, Michigan State Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tom Izzo, Syracuse Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jim Boeheim, Michigan Football Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, and Clemson Football Head Coach Dabo Swinney.

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ACC Season Awards & All-Basketball Team Announced

(Marvin Bagley III of Duke)

With a sweep of Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors, Duke’s Marvin Bagley III leads the 2017-18 season award winners and the All-ACC basketball team announced by the league on Sunday.

Bagley, leading the ACC in both scoring and rebounding heading into the postseason, was the choice for ACC Player of the Year by 37 members of the 57-member voting panel (15 ACC head coaches, 42 selected media) that cast ballots for this year’s postseason honors. Boston College junior Jerome Robinson placed second with 14 votes.

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