DeAndre Daniels scored 26 points, 18 in the second half, and UConn held off Iowa State 81-76 on Friday to reach the East Regional final a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.
Carmelo Anthony won the scoring title without playing, and the Atlanta Hawks lost their chance to move up in the East standings.
Former Mets executive Dave Howard has been hired as president of MSG Sports, and will run business operations for the New York Knicks, Rangers, Liberty and the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
A deal announced today keeps the Connecticut Whale hockey team in Hartford, after Madison Square Garden Sports, the parent company of the New York Rangers, last month ended its relationship with Whalers Sports and Engertainment, the partnership operated by Howard Baldwin.