12/19/10: LADY HUSKIES WIN 88TH STRAIGHT

 

When you talk about the greatest dynasties of all-time, the UConn Lady Huskies have to be in the discussion. Their historic win streak started in 2008 and by the time they faced No. 11 Ohio State on December 19, 2010, the streak had reached 87 games, one shy of the record set by John Wooden’s UCLA teams.

The game itself wasn’t much of a contest. Tiffaney Hayes scored 26 points and Maya Moore added 22, as UConn clobbered Ohio State, 81-50. As the final seconds were unwinidng, the crowd of 15,323 at The Garden starting chanting “Eighty-eight, eighty-eight.” The Huskies ended up surpassing UCLA’s streak before having it snapped at 90 games.

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3/8/06 – 3/11/06: MCNAMARA’S DRAMATICS

A teammate of Carmelo Anthony’s on the 2003 National Championship team, Gerry McNamara was a known as a dependable three-point shooter for coach Jim Boeheim and Syracuse during his career.  But his star was never brighter than it was for the 2006 Big East Tournament.

McNamara was simply a man possessed during Syracuse’s run to the Big East tournament title. He led the Orange to consecutive wins over Cincinnati, Connecticut, Georgetown and Pittsburgh, and paced the Orange to their sixth Big East tournament title.


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3/9/85: GEORGETOWN BEATS ST. JOHN’S IN BIG EAST FINAL

 

No one knew at the time, but the 1985 Big East Tournament Semifinals actually featured three of the eventual Final Four — Georgetown, St. John’s and Villanova.

The final featured a game that was big enough for an NCAA championship game — No. 3 St. John’s battling Patrick Ewing and No. 1 Georgetown. Ewing put the Hoyas on his back and led Georgetown to a 92-80 win to cap off an MVP performance by the 7-footer.

Ironically, despite the gaudy records for both teams in the regular season, it would be Villanova who would capture the NCAA title by beating Georgetown in a major upset.

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3/10/84: BIG EAST TITLE GAME BETWEEN SYRACUSE AND GEORGETOWN

The Big East’s fiercest rivals, Georgetown and Syracuse, battled it out in a heated game during the 1984 Big East Championship. In a tense, back-and-forth game, Syracuse held a three-point lead with four minutes remaining. Then, after fighting for a loose ball, Georgetown’s Michael Graham took a swing at Syracuse’s Andrew Hawkins.

Initially, it appeared that the referee had ejected Graham, but he ended up only being called for a foul. Graham stayed in the game and Syracuse collapsed. Georgetown ended up winning the game, 82-71, in overtime. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim was furious. “Michael Graham, in front of 19,000 people, punched my player, and the ref had the nerve to call it a two-shot foul,” Boeheim said after the game.


 

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12/29/83: UNC, JORDAN TOP ST. JOHN’S

Before he was breaking hearts at The Garden with the Bulls, Michael Jordan was a college junior at North Carolina.

But on Dec. 29, 1983, Jordan wasn’t the player who had the biggest impact on the game. His teammate, Sam Perkins, dominated the St. John’s Redmen with a game-high 31 points in a UNC win.

Jordan was actually disciplined by UNC head coach Dean Smith for being late to a team meeting. He came off the bench, but did play in the majority of the game.

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3/12/83: FIRST BIG EAST TOURNAMENT AT MSG

In 1983, the Big East Tournament was held at Madison Square Garden for the first time. In the first championship matchup, rivals Boston College and St. John’s faced off in front of a sellout crowd of 19,591. The No. 3 seeded Redmen upset the No. 1 seeded Eagles, 85-77, behind sophomore Chris Mullin.

Mullin, who hailed from Brooklyn, scored 23 points in the final and was named MVP. It was the first Big East Championship for legendary coach Lou Carnesecca. Still held at The Garden, the Big East Tournament is the longest running conference tournament at any one site college basketball.

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1/6/82: BIG EAST DEBUTS FOR EWING, MULLIN

Jan. 6, 1982 featured the first time Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin entered the public consciousness. Ewing’s Georgetown Hoyas would face Mullin’s St. John’s Redmen at The Garden in the first national doubleheader there since the 1960s. It featured a matchup of ranked teams — Georgetown was No. 14 and St. John’s was No. 9 in the country.

In this meeting, Ewing and the Hoyas would completely dominate. At one point, Georgetown led 41-9 in the first half and wound up cruising to a 72-42 victory.

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Olympics Stat Tracker for Our Team’s Players

JUMP TO DEVILS PLAYER STATS  |  JUMP TO ISLANDERS PLAYER STATS  |  JUMP TO SABRES PLAYER STATS

Henrik Lundqvist – Goalie
Player Country Games Played Saves Shots Faced Save Percentage Goals Against Average Goals Allowed Record Shutouts
6 150 159 .943 1.50 9 5-1-0 2

*Lundqvist also has 1 assist

Ryan Callahan – Forward
Player Country Games Goals Assists Points Plus/Minus Shots on Goal Power-Play Goals Minutes/Game Penalty Minutes
6 0 1 1 -2 5 0 14:13 0
Carl Hagelin – Forward
Player Country Games Goals Assists Points Plus/Minus Shots on Goal Power-Play Goals Minutes/Game Penalty Minutes
6 2 0 2 +1 13 0 10:48 0
Ryan McDonagh – Defenseman
Player Country Games Goals Assists Points Plus/Minus Shots on Goal Power-Play Goals Minutes/Game Penalty Minutes
6 1 1 2 +1 9 0 20:43 0
Rick Nash – Forward
Player Country Games Goals Assists Points Plus/Minus Shots on Goal Power-Play Goals Minutes/Game Penalty Minutes
6 0 1 1 +2 10 0 10:05 2
Derek Stepan – Forward
Player Country Games Goals Assists Points Plus/Minus Shots on Goal Power-Play Goals Minutes/Game Penalty Minutes
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4:59 0
Mats Zuccarello – Forward
Player Country Games Goals Assists Points Plus/Minus Shots on Goal Power-Play Goals Minutes/Game Penalty Minutes
3 0 0 0 -2 10 0 22:25 2

*Zuccarello suffered a fracture in his hand while playing for Norway.

Damien Brunner – Forward
Player Country Games Goals Assists Points Plus/Minus Shots on Goal Power-Play Goals Minutes/Game Penalty Minutes
4 0 0 0 -2 11 0 16:31 0
Patrik Elias – Forward
Player Country Games Goals Assists Points Plus/Minus Shots on Goal Power-Play Goals Minutes/Game Penalty Minutes
3 0 1 1 +1 5 0 12:56 0
Jaromir Jagr – Forward
Player Country Games Goals Assists Points Plus/Minus Shots on Goal Power-Play Goals Minutes/Game Penalty Minutes
5 2 1 3 +1 13 1 17:38 2
Marek Zidlicky – Defenseman
Player Country Games Goals Assists Points Plus/Minus Shots on Goal Power-Play Goals Minutes/Game Penalty Minutes
5 2 2 4 +2 9 0 25:02 8

Michael Grabner – Forward
Player Country Games Goals Assists Points Plus/Minus Shots on Goal Power-Play Goals Minutes/Game Penalty Minutes
4 5 1 6 -2 17 0 19:25 0
John Tavares – Forward
Player Country Games Goals Assists Points Plus/Minus Shots on Goal Power-Play Goals Minutes/Game Penalty Minutes
4 0 0 0 +3 6 0 10.39 0

*Tavares suffered a season-ending knee injury while playing for Canada.

Thomas Vanek – Forward
Player Country Games Goals Assists Points Plus/Minus Shots on Goal Power-Play Goals Minutes/Game Penalty Minutes
4 0 1 1 -4 10 0 17:20 4

Ryan Miller – Goalie
Player Country Games Played Saves Shots Faces Save Percentage Goals Against Average Goals Allowed Record Shutouts
1 17 18 .944 1.00 1 1-0-0 0
Jhonas Enroth – Goalie
Player Country Games Played Saves Shots Faced Save Percentage Goals Against Average Goals Allowed Record Shutouts
0 0 0 0.00 0 .000 0-0-0 0
Henrik Tallinder – Defenseman
Player Country Games Goals Assists Points Plus/Minus Shots on Goal Power-Play Goals Minutes/Game Penalty Minutes
3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3:38 2
Zemgus Girgensons – Forward
Player Country Games Goals Assists Points Plus/Minus Shots on Goal Power-Play Goals Minutes/Game Penalty Minutes
5 1 1 2 -2 9 1 18:12 2

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3/10/11: KEMBA HITS A BUZZER-BEATER VS. PITT

No one seriously gave UConn a chance when they entered the 2011 Big East tournament. After all, the Huskies were just 9-9 in Big East play, only good enough for a nine-seed when they began their tourney run. That meant that UConn had to win five games in five consecutive days to capture the Big East tournament championship, seemlingy unlikely with the likes of Pitt, Notre Dame and Syracuse in the way.

But Kemba Walker had other ideas. He led the Huskies to back-to-back wins against DePaul and Georgetown and followed up those performances with a game-high 24 points against the Panthers on March 10, 2011. The point guard’s final shot was the best of the night.


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3/12/09: SIX OVERTIME THRILLER BETWEEN SYRACUSE AND CONNECTICUT

 

Some may rank this Syracuse-Connecticut Big East Tournament semifinal matchup as one of the greatest college basketball games ever … and for good reason.

Forget the fact that two heated Conference rivals faced off at the World’s Most Famous Arena and that two legendary Jims were on the benches (Jim Calhoun for UConn, Jim Boeheim for Syracuse). This was a game for the ages, featuring six overtimes that had enough drama for two whole games.

In the end, it was the No. 18 Orange who would snag the win, 127-117, behind a game-high 34 points from Jonny Flynn and a 20-20 night from Paul Harris (29 points, 22 rebounds). A.J. Price scored 33 for the No. 3 Huskies, who had five players grab 10 or more rebounds in the battle that last 3 hours and 46 minutes.

“I’ve got no words,” coach Boeheim said after the marathon. “I’ve never been prouder of any team I’ve coached.”

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