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Big East final matchup a physical case of deja vu

It's a case of deja vu in MSG, as an injured Brandin Knight tries to help Pittsburgh take away UConn's Big East title.

Updated: March 15, 2003, 11:52 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- For a couple of hours Friday night, Madison Square Garden was a blast from the past. The Big Bad East had returned. Then UConn and Syracuse slammed on the gas pedal.

In the first Big East tournament semifinal, a physical battle that sparked before the opening tip, No. 5 Pittsburgh clothes-lined Boston College, 61-48.

Panthers forward Donatas Zavackas sent a message as the teams crossed paths before the national anthem, bumping a couple of BC players. Then he threw 19 points ...

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