The Higgins & Burr Effect: St. John's Defeats Rutgers, Will Play Syracuse

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Paris Horne #23 of the St..Johns Red Storm looks to lay the ball up against Sean Beatty #10 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the second round of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

As my compadre as Card Chronicle said, "Honest, Big East, you deserve this. If you're going to hire Tim Higgins to work your tournament, you deserve this."

St. John's "defeated" Rutgers 65-63 to advance into the quarterfinals. That's where SU is waiting for the chance to beat them on Syracuse's home court, Madison Square Garden.

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 on the clock, somehow ending the game. It should've been Rutgers ball near half-court with a chance to tie or take the lead.

Video: BubbaProg

Great work as always, Timmy & Jim.

Winner gets ownership of MSG. That includes the Knicks. The Orange beat the Johnnies earlier this year in MSG, 76-59.

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