If there's one thing that New York fans do, its support their local sporting events. On Tuesday, the most exciting annual event, the 2011 Big East Conference Tournament, tips off at Madison Square Garden. And, this year's tournament won't be like the last ones.
All season, we here at SB Nation New York have written about the wacky regular season in the nation's best conference that concluded with: Three teams finishing in a tie for third place in the conference standings, two in a tie for sixth, three more tied for ninth and currently 11 squads are predicted to earn a NCAA Tournament bids, which would set a new record for a conference -- the previous record of eight was set by the Big East in '06 and '08.
Last season, the West Virginia Mountaineers earned the programs first Big East Tournament championship. Overall, the Georgetown Hoyas have earned a conference record of seven titles, while the Connecticut Huskies have six and the Syracuse Orange have five.
Would you like to know about these teams? Well, SB Nation New York has you covered with a preview of all 16 Big East Conference teams, along with a StoryStream that will update the tournament's bracket, schedule, scores, results, breaking news and a lot more. Oh, we also wrote a few features just for fun. If you're looking for day-to-day, hour-to-hour, second-to-second coverage of New York's most anticipated "Spring" sporting event, you've come to the right place.
Throughout the morning we will be adding all of the individual team capsules to this StoryStream. While you wait for your team to be posted, check out these related Big East Tournament articles:
- Big East Tournament Bracket And Schedule
- 2011 SB Nation New York Big East Awards
- SB Nation New York Top 5: Remembering Six Overtimes
- SB Nation New York Top 5: Big East Final Four Contenders
- SB Nation Big East Blogger Roundtable hosted by Rumble In The Garden
- Official: Big East Conference All-Team Selections