Tournament time has arrived, as thing are getting crazy in New York for The Big East Tournament. A controversial day 2 is one of the main headlines for day 3. Lets go game by game through day 3 in MSG.
#1 Pittsburgh vs #9 UConn: This game asks the question, is it better to be rested or on a roll? UConn is on a game roll of double-digit wins. Their best player is player the best he has all year(with the exception of the Mauii Invitational). All the other players are stepping up, Jeremy Lamb had a solid game yesterday, and Jamal Coombs-McDaniel had a solid game. But, Pittsburgh has the best all-around player in the country in Ashton Gibbs. The reason he does not spot 30 points every game is because the depth Pittsburgh has. They have so many different scoring outlets, and they are the most complete team in the country. I like them by double-digits because of their depth. The winner of this game plays the winner of Syracuse vs St. John's.
#4 Syracuse vs #5 St, John's: St. John's "stole" one from Rutgers among much controversy. Rutgers should have gotten a shot to win, but they did not and St. John's got lucky, like really lucky. So now they are playing the only team that has beaten them in The Garden. The Syracuse Orange. So the question is can St. Johns shoot well enough to beat Syracuse's zone. Dwight Hardy and DJ Kennedy need to find the range from deep. They are the keys to the game. I love St. John's. I love them even more at The Garden, but I have a feeling they will have a tough time figuring out Syracuse's zone, as they have in the past. I like The Orange.
The preview of the next 2 games is coming later.-Josh Neighbors