News and notes
• Doc Rivers was at the Meadowlands to watch son Jeremiah play for the Hoyas. Expect the Celtics coach to be in Atlanta for the Final Four Saturday since the Celtics play Friday and Sunday this weekend.
• The Big East is going to 18 conference games next season with every team playing each team at least once. The decisions on which teams will play home-and-home series won't be made until after the withdrawal deadline for the NBA draft in mid-June, according to Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese.