Sean Quinn

Memorial Day Weekend: Sports Viewing Guide

Looking for a break from cookouts, boat rides, beer pong? Then check your channel guide to see what’s playing. We suggest hockey early this weekend — and IndyCar late.Around the hornPhillies at MetsFriday, 7:10 p.m. (SNY)Baseball has the stage to itself this weekend, but Bud Selig won’t put on a...

Friday, May 27, 2011, 1:38 AM

Viewpoint: We'd shoot Osama again if we could

President Obama finally opened his eyes to the reality of terrorism and closed his ears to the absurdity of the United Nations and the European Left. And that single act of courage may well define his presidency even more than the moment bullet holes ripped through the head of Osama bin Laden. The...

Friday, May 6, 2011, 5:14 PM

Questions we want answered in the championship game

Connecticut’s trying to become the first team to win the Big East tournament by winning five games in five days. While the Huskies’ legs may give out down the stretch, their intensity surely will not.Here are a couple questions we want answered tonight at the Garden:Championship game: Connecticut...

Saturday, March 12, 2011, 11:17 PM

Lessons learned from the semifinals

One overtime? Really? That’s all you got for us? After surviving Syracuse 76-71, Connecticut is just one victory away from becoming the first Big East team to win five games in five days.“I know none of us wanted to play no six overtime game again,” said Kemba Walker, referring to the epic SU-UConn...

Saturday, March 12, 2011, 12:03 PM

Questions we want answered in the semifinals

There are plenty of bubbles popping around the country. Georgia, Illinois and Boston College were all on the losing end of what could have essentially been play-in games for the NCAA tournament. Only one of those teams will probably sneak into the field (we’ve always liked the Illini and their...

Friday, March 11, 2011, 8:30 PM

Lessons learned from the quarterfinals

All season we heard how this was the best the Big East have ever been from top to bottom. Maybe it’s time, though, we start paying attention to the quality of the heavyweights.Far more NBA talent was on Big East rosters last season, yet three of the four teams that received double-byes in the...

Friday, March 11, 2011, 6:52 AM

Questions we want answered tonight in the quarterfinals

It will be awfully tough to top this afternoon’s quarterfinal action, but let’s try anyhow. Here are a couple questions we want answered in tonight’s games:Game 3: Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame, 7 p.m. (ESPN)Can the Irish win when the shots aren’t falling?The Bearcats boast the league’s best defense...

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 11:17 PM

Melo lights up the Garden

Another Melo rocked the Garden, only this time no one saw him coming.Syracuse unleashed its freshman center Fab Melo and the 7-footer was the difference in the Orange’s come-from-behind 79-73 win. Showcasing athletic moves on the baseline much like the Garden's favorite NBA star Carmelo Anthony,...

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 9:35 PM

Storm finding success vs. Syracuse zone

St. John’s has finally figured out a zone and holds a 37-32 halftime lead over Syracuse in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. The Orange started hot, shooting 60 percent in the first eight minutes, but have cooled down offensively and looked soft on the other end. Justin Brownlee leads...

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 8:55 PM

Walker's dagger sinks Pitt

Remind us, who’s supposed to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament? Who’s supposed to be the most balanced team in the Big East? And who’s supposed to be the conference’s best player?After yesterday’s 76-74 upset of top-seeded Pittsburgh, all those answers point in the direction of Connecticut and...

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 7:50 PM

Walker, UConn in perfect position at the half

You’re seeing just how loaded and even teams in the Big East conference are right now. Ninth-seeded Connecticut has rallied from as much as 11 down and trails 41-40 at halftime. Ashton Gibbs leads regular season champion Pittsburgh with 16 points, while Kemba Walker is playing the leadership role...

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 6:31 PM

Questions we want answered early in the quarterfinals

A couple questions we hope to have answered this afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament:Game 1: UConn vs. Pitt, noon (ESPN)How good is this Connecticut team?Kemba Walker can take just about anybody off the dribble with that quick first step to the basket, and he showed a fearless...

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 3:30 PM

Lessons learned from the second round

Day 2 of the Big East tournament was more notable for referees mistakes than players' performances. Still, there's plenty to take away from it both on and off the court. Here's what we learned in the second round: Rutgers will be a fan favorite in 2011-12. After an incredible meltdown by the...

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 7:03 AM

Questions we want answered on Night 2

Crazy idea here, but I’ll throw it out there anyhow. How about we let the players decide the games tonight at the Garden? It’s a different officiating crew than the one that botched the afternoon St. John’s-Rutgers game, so we may be in luck.Here are the questions we want answered in the next five...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 11:14 PM

NCAA acknowledges blunder in St. John's win

Both teams never quit playing, too bad the refs quit officiating. Several judgment calls, an obvious travel with 1.7 seconds left and a chucked ball out of bounds by Justin Brownlee were never called and the Red Storm held on for a 65-63 win over Rutgers in the second round of the Big East...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 10:22 PM

Johnnies cling to lead after ugly first half

We highlighted it yesterday, a zone defense is once again haunting St. John’s in the half-court set. Dwight Hardy has a game-high 11 points but the Red Storm only lead Rutgers 28-24 at the break.The Big East is known for ugly basketball and that’s what we’re seeing out of both teams right now. The...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 8:50 PM

UConn finds a new gear

Connecticut's up-tempo attack will probably run out of gas at some point in the Big East tournament -- that’s just the nature of the beast -- but its effectiveness translates well in the NCAA tournament.Kemba Walker scored 28 points and UConn rolled slumping Georgetown 79-62 to advance to the...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 7:39 PM

Questions we want answered early on Day 2

The second round of the Big East tournament can either wear you down or warm you up for the quarterfinals where the big guns, seeds 1-4, are waiting. Here are the questions we want answered in the early games on Day 2:Game 1: UConn vs. Georgetown, noon (ESPN) Can the Hoyas find a way to win without...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 4:52 PM

Lessons learned from the Big East opening round

It was a sleepy beginning and a blow-out ending to the opening round of the Big East tournament here at the Garden. Of course, the middle was packed with memorable performances. Here's what we learned: Villanova's offense may not be fixable after blowing a 16-point lead in a stunning 70-69 loss to...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 6:17 AM

USF FTW

You can't sleepwalk in the Big East, even against sadsack South Florida. Villanova continued its epic downward spiral, blowing a 16-point halftime lead to lose 70-69 in the opening round of the Big East tournament. It was Nova's fifth straight loss and 10th in its last 15 games.Corey Stokes started...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 2:50 AM