Big East Tournament Results: Marquette Upsets WVU, 67-61

The Big East Tournament moves on after a controversial finish between St. John's and Rutgers.

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Big East Basketball Tournament Scores And Results: Marquette Upsets WVU, 67-61

Sophomore guard Junior Cadougan scored a game-best 15 points of the bench to guide the No. 11-seeded Marquette Golden Eagles to an upset over No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers, 67-61, in a second-round game of the 2011 Big East Conference Tournament at Madison Square Garden. The Golden Eagles (20-13) advances to play Thursday in the quarterfinals against No. 3 Louisville Cardinals (9 p.m. on ESPN).

Marquette, which defeated No. 14 Providence Friars, 87-66, in the first round Tuesday, overcame a 10-point second half deficit to earn its second straight victory. Cadougan netted 13 points in the second half, while teammate senior guard Darius Johnson-Odom netted 11 points overall. Junior forward Jae Crowder added four points and collected a game-best nine rebounds.

The Mountaineers (20-10), who were the defending Big East Tournament champions, used a 12-2 run in the first half's final five minutes to earn a seven-point halftime lead, but couldn't hold on. Junior forward Kevin Jones finished with a team-best 15 points, while senior guard Joe Mazzulla has eight points, three rebounds, five assists but committed six turnovers. Senior guard Casey Mitchell netted nine points.

Marquette's victory finalizes the 2011 Big East Tournament Wednesday schedule:

Noon (ESPN): No. 1 Pittsburgh Panthers vs. No. 9 Connecticut Huskies; 2 p.m. (ESPN): No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 5 St. John's Red Storm; 7 p.m. (ESPN): No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. No. 7 Cincinnati Bearcats; 9 p.m. (ESPN): No. 3 Louisville Cardinals vs. No. 11 Marquette.

Here's a rundown for the final two days:

Semifinals (Friday, March 11): Thursday afternoon winners (7 p.m. on ESPN): Thursday evening winners (9 p.m. on ESPN).

Championship (Saturday, March 12): Semifinal winners (9 p.m. on ESPN).

Check out SB Nation New York's Big East Tournament website for complete coverage. Until noon tomorrow, good night all.

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West Virginia 36, Marquette 29 Halftime Score: Mountaineers Use 12-2 Run To Take Advantage

Junior forward Kevin Jones has netted a game-best 13 points to help the No. 6-seeded West Virginia Mountaineers take a 36-29 halftime advantage over No. 11 Marquette Golden Eagles in a second-round contest of the 2011 Big East Conference Tournament at Madison Square Garden. The winner advances to play Thursday in the quarterfinals against No. 3 Louisville Cardinals (9 p.m. on ESPN).

The Mountaineers (20-10) used a 12-2 run in the half's final five minutes to earn a seven-point margin heading into the locker room. Senior guard Joe Mazzulla has five points, three rebounds and three assists. Teammates senior guard Casey Mitchell and sophomore guard Dalton Pepper, each have four points off the bench.

Senior forward Jimmy Butler has scored a team-best 8 points for Marquette (19-13), which earned a first-round victory, 87-66, over No. 14 Providence Friars on Tuesday. Teammate sophomore center Chris Otule has scored a team-best 7 points.

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Big East Tournament 2011 Results: Cincinnati Eases Past USF, 87-61

Junior forward Yancy Gates netted a game-best 25 points to help the No. 7-seeded Cincinnati Bearcats collect a 87-61 victory over No. 15 South Florida Bulls in a second-round contest of the 2011 Big East Conference Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Cincinnati advances to play Thursday in the quarterfinals against No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7 p.m. on ESPN).

The Bearcats (25-7), who led 34-22 at halftime, used a 10-2 run to push their advantage to 56-37 with 10:52 to go in the game. From there, Cincinnati held on for its third straight victory and sixth of its last seven. Junior guard Dion Dixon chipped in with 21 points, including four 3-pointers. Teammate freshman guard Sean Kilpatrick added 12 points off the bench.

Junior forward Augustus Gilchrist scored a team best 16 points for USF (10-22), which earned a first-round victory, 70-69, over No. 10 Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday. Teammate sophomore guard Shaun Noriega scored a team-best 12 points.

The Big East Tournament 2011 Schedule for Thursday now looks like this:

Noon (ESPN): No. 1 Pittsburgh Panthers vs. No. 9 Connecticut Huskies; 2 p.m. (ESPN): No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 5 St. John's Red Storm; 7 p.m. (ESPN): No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. No. 7 Cincinnati Bearcats; 9 p.m. (ESPN): No. 3 Louisville Cardinals vs. WVU/Marquette.

Here's a rundown for the final two days:

Semifinals (Friday, March 11): Thursday afternoon winners (7 p.m. on ESPN): Thursday evening winners (9 p.m. on ESPN).

Championship (Saturday, March 12): Semifinal winners (9 p.m. on ESPN).

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Cincinnati 32, USF 24 Halftime Score: Cincinnati's Late Run Helps Earn Lead

Junior forward Yancy Gates has netted a game-best 11 points to help the No. 7-seeded Cincinnati Bearcats collect a 32-24 halftime advantage over No. 15 USF Bulls in a second round Big East Conference Tournament contest at Madison Square Garden. The winner advances to play No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

The Bearcats (24-7) led 24-22 with about four minutes to go, but used a 8-2 run, which included two 3-pointers by junior guard Dion Dixon, to take an eight-point advantage heading into the locker room. Dixon finished the half with eight points, while teammates, senior forward Rashard Bishop and freshman guard Sean Kilpatrick, each have four points.

Sophomore guard Saun Noriega has a team-best 6 points for USF (10-22), which earned a first-round victory, 70-69, over No. 10 Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday. Teammate junior forward Augustus Gilchrist has chipped in with 4 points and 4 rebounds.

-- Visit SB Nation New York's Big East Conference Tournament 2011 page for complete coverage.

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Big East Tournament 2011: St. John's-Rutgers Referee Controversy (Video)

Big East Conference Tournament referees Jim Burr and Tim Higgins, who are each known for their questionable whistle blowing, might have finally crossed the line Wednesday when St. John's edged Rutgers, 65-63, in second-round game that wont be remembered for its gritty play, but its atrocious late-game officiating.

If you haven't heard from hearsay, an exploding Twitter feed or Facebook posts, Burr, Higgins and Earl Walton failed to call a travel or an out of bounds turnover on St. John's senior forward Justin Brownlee, who prematurely celebrated the Red Storm's victory after picking up a deflected desperation in-bound pass from Rutgers with under two seconds remaining.

Controversial Ending Of St. Johns/Rutgers Big East Tournament 3/9 (via AwfulannouncinBGreen)

The replay clearly shows the ball being deflected, then Brownlee scooping it up, walking with it and stepping out of bounds with about 1.7 seconds remaining. Unfortunately for Rutgers fans, Higgins and Burr were running the show and basically gave up on the game (the replay also shows Higgins speed walking to the locker room). If there was a call then the Scarlet Knights would have had another inbound around mid court, a position much more favorable for a game-tying or game-winning basket. And, if you're a college basketball fan you know 1.7 seconds is plenty enough time to get off a quality shot from that spot on the court.

"Unacceptable," said John Adams, who is in charge of selecting and managing the 98 officials for the NCAA tournament, to ESPN.com's Andy Katz about the Rutgers-St. John's officiating.

Adams admitted that he could not confirm that Burr or Higgins will or will not work the NCAA Tournament. Adams said a decision will come on Sunday.

Even more interesting is that Rutgers head coach Mike Rice, who was screaming at the referees for a foul on the inbound pass, missed the entire thing. He shook hands with St. John's head coach Steve Lavin and left the court. However, he did respond to the media after seeing the replay.

"Was there a mistake made? I saw it on Youtube," Rice said. "There was a mistake made. There's no question. I'm sure they will admit it. I made several mistakes. My players made several mistakes. ... We have the greatest officials in America. ... There's going to be blood coming through my tongue right now, but it's what it is. We're going to control how we respond."

After the game, Lavin was asked about the no-call by ESPN analyst Doris Burke, but the slick-talking coach brushed off the question. However, it maybe that Lavin had no idea what was going on because everything was so nutty.

"I'll have to go back and watch," St. John's coach Steve Lavin said. "It was kind of chaotic, you know, flurry of sequences ... Until I can actually review the game and the closing moments, I wouldn't be informed enough to speak about it."

Kudos for ESPN announcers Burke, Dave Pasch and Fran Fraschilla for almost immediately point out Higgins and Burr's gaffe. I hope this officiating crew is held accountable because this game shouldn't have been remembered for this and the Big East is better than Higgins or Burr.

Check back for updates on this story as SB Nation New York receives more postgame information.

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