Big East Tournament 2011 Bracket Update: St. John's Ousts Rutgers After String Of No-Calls

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.

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via @bubbaprog

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.

For more on this game, St. John's fans should join Rumble At The Garden, and Rutgers fans should head to On The Banks.

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

For more on the 2011 Big East tournament, stay tuned to this StoryStream and join SB Nation IndianaBrowse our 295 team blogs for a community devoted to your school, and visit our NCAA basketball hub for more on other conference tournaments.

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