2:25 PM ET, March 9, 2011
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
St. John's holds on to beat Rutgers in Big East tournament second round
NEW YORK -- Madison Square Garden has been a special court for St. John's in its return to national prominence.The latest win there for the Red Storm -- 65-63 over Rutgers in the second round of the Big East tournament on Wednesday -- was achieving legendary status within minutes of the game ending.It wasn't great plays by St. John's that will make this a memorable game. Rather it was two turnovers that weren't called. And this wasn't just the losing team complaining about a tough loss.
• Dwight Hardy scored 17 points as the Red Storm hung on for their 10th win in their last 12 games.
• Fifth-seeded St. John's improved to 8-1 at Madison Square Garden this season and will face the team responsible for that lone blemish, No. 4 Syracuse, in the quarterfinals Thursday.
• James Beatty scored 15 points for Rutgers, which has won two games in a single Big East tournament for only the second time (after 1998).
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Big East Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-61 (.361)||22-48 (.458)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-19 (.316)||3-10 (.300)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-15 (.867)||18-23 (.783)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|