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Big East Linkage: Basketball Wrap-Ups For Nov. 22

Kevin Jones and West Virginia had no problems on Nov. 22.
Kevin Jones and West Virginia had no problems on Nov. 22.

Big East Linkage is a news roundup feature on BECB. Feel free to send us any relevant links, stories or posts you think might be interesting to readers at bigeastcoastbias at gmail dot com.

At last the long awaited return of Big East Linkage (have we really not done one of these since August???). There were nine Big East teams in action on  the basketball court on Nov. 22. Here's all the links you need to get caught up:

Seton Hall 73, Yale 62: Our Seton Hall site South Orange Juice says:

Seton Hall defeated Yale at home on Tuesday night 73-62, in a game that took the Pirates about 30 minutes to build a comfortable margin.  Leading by 17 points with 4:23 to play, I launched my browser to start writing my post game recap a few minutes early, but it wouldn't be.  Unable to close out the Bulldogs, Yale strung together a 14-3 run over the next 2 and a half minutes, to pull within 7 points.

Illinois State 76, Rutgers 70: Our Rutgers site On the Banks says: 

For three quarters of the game, it looked like the Rutgers of old.  Turnovers, fouls, and overall sloppy defensive play let Illinois State run out to a 13 point lead with just over ten minutes to play.  Rutgers made a valiant comeback, and even took a late lead, but this was another game where youth shows.

Georgetown 88, Chaminade 61: Our Georgetown site Casual Hoya says:

Georgetown showed its resilience tonight, beating Chaminade 88-61 just 14 hours after losing a heartbreaker to Kansas the night before.  Senior Jason Clark was sublime, scoring a career high 28 points on 10-12 shooting and 6-7 from three point land.  Freshman Otto Porter had a new career high of 17 points, to go along with 7 rebounds.

Pittsburgh 73, La Salle 69SB Nation Pittsburgh says:

Another game, another lackluster showing for the nationally-ranked Pitt Panthers as they held on for a tight 73-69 win.

West Virginia 83, Morehead State 48SB Nation Pittsburgh says:

The Mountaineers completed in the second half what they had started in the first: an easy walk to victory against the overmatched Morehead State Eagles. The Mountaineers held the Eagles at arms length for the duration of the contest, never being challenged throughout most of the game.

St. John's 63, St. Francis (NY) 48: Our St. John's site Rumble in the Garden says:

Tonight, Coach Steve Lavin stayed home, on a modified schedule as he recovered. His absence mattered to the fans, but not to the game. With Assistant Coach Mike Dunlap at the controls, St. John's defeated St. Francis, NY with little incident at Carnesecca 63-48.

Providence 59, Southern 53: Our Providence friends over at Friar Blog say:

The Providence Friars moved to 4-0 with a hard earned victory against the Southern Jaguars by a score of 59-53. Yeah, remember when I said this game was going to be a cupcake? Well, there will be no more of talk like that, as this team can't afford to take anyone for granted. Except maybe Boston College. They can't beat anyone.

Georgia 61, Notre Dame 57SB Nation Indiana says:

After opening the season with four straight wins, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish has now dropped two straight games, as the Georgia Bulldogs pulled out a 61-57 win against Notre Dame on Tuesday night in the Progressive CBE Classic in Kansas City, MO.    

Louisville 54, Arkansas State 27: That's a really low score from both teams isn't it? It was the fewest points scored against Louisville since Vanderbilt put up the same number in 1946. Go check out our Louisville site Card Chronicle's game thread to see how Cards fans reacted.