St. John's held on to beat Rutgers 65-63 in the second round of the 2011 Big East Tournament, with the last few seconds packed full of questionable calls. The one that's going to get the most attention: St. John's' Justin Brownlee stepped out of bounds with 1.7 seconds left, yet the clock didn't stop. He even traveled before stepping out and threw the ball with time left. Any of these events should've resulted in Rutgers ball near half-court with a chance to tie or take the lead.
These things happen, but a couple of them just happened in the favor of the home team.
The Storm will get Big East No. 4 Syracuse in the quarterfinals. Might that be the Syracuse team that has won five in a row, or the Syracuse team that lost six of eight before going on that winning streak? Probably the latter! In their one meeting this season, Cuse trounced St. John's, 76-59.
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Updated 2011 Big East Tournament bracket:
First round: Tuesday, March 8
No. 9 Connecticut Huskies def. No. 16 DePaul Blue Devils, 97-71
No. 13 Rutgers Scarlet Knights def. No. 12 Seton Hall Pirates, 76-70
No. 15 South Florida Bulls def. No. 10 Villanova Wildcats, 70-67
No. 11 Marquette Golden Eagles def. No. 14 Providence Friars, 88-67
Second round: Wednesday, March 9
UConn def. No. 8 Georgetown Hoyas, 79-62
No. 5 St. John's Red Storm def. Rutgers, 65-63
No. 7 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. USF, 7, ESPN
No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Marquette, 9, ESPN
Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10
No. 1 Pittsburgh Panthers vs. UConn, noon, ESPN
No. 4 Syracuse Orange vs. St. John's, 2, ESPN
No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Cincinnati/USF, 7, ESPN
No. 3 Louisville Cardinals vs. West Virginia/Marquette, 9, ESPN
Semifinals: Friday, March 11
Quarterfinals game 1 winner vs. quarterfinals game 2 winner, 7, ESPN
Quarterfinals game 3 winner vs. quarterfinals game 4 winner, 7, ESPN
Championship game: Saturday, March 12
Semifinals winners, 9, ESPN
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