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 ...Read full story