Good morning, New York-area sports fans! Let's get right down to business. Oh, and we promise to play all the way to the final buzzer, which neither St. John's nor the officials bothered to do Wednesday night in the Red Storm's 65-63 Big East Tournament victory over Rutgers.
BIG EAST TOURNAMENT: We have to start right there. No idea what Justin Brownlee of St. John's was thinking, running off the floor and tossing the ball into the stands with more than a second remaining in a two-point game. Worse, though, what were the officials doing? They seem to have quit paying attention as soon as Brownlee came up with a loose ball, never mind the fact the game wasn't over. A bone-headed play by Brownlee, for sure. Absolutely inexcusable work -- or, really, lack of work -- by referees Jim Burr and Tim Higgins, though. Fellas, the game isn't over until the clock hits 0.0. Those two should not work another game in this tournament, or the NCAA Tournament.
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NBA: Carmelo Anthony drilled the game-winning jumper with less than a second remaining Wednesday as the New York Knicks edged the Memphis Grizzlies, 110-108. ... Break up the New Jersey Nets! Playing without star guard Deron Williams, the Nets defeated Golden State, 94-90, and now have their first three-game winning streak in two seasons.â†µ
NHL: The New York Rangers suffered a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday night.â†µ