Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Big East Report

With last night's Big East Tournament victory over conference powerhouse Connecticut, to whom the Scarlet Knights had already lost twice this season, the No. 19 Rutgers women's basketball team registered its first-ever Big East tournament title. The championship adds to the Scarlet Knights' consecutive regular-season Big East titles in each of the last two seasons.

By beating the Huskies - a team that has appeared in 17 of the last 19 tournament titles games - the Scarlet Knights won their first-ever game at the Hartford Civic Center and their first Big East tournament game against UConn.

Of the four Big East Championship games in which Rutgers has appeared, three of those had come against Connecticut, all losses. Rutgers' all-time record against the rival is now 7-20, but the Scarlet Knights are 4-4 in the last eight contests against the Huskies.