Written By: Matt Vereb

I have rebranded our pick of the day, The New York State of Sports Pick of the Day, in order to avoid problems. This is however, my Streak for the Cash selection of the day blog.

Matchup: 2:30 Connecticut Huskies(17-14) @ St. John’s Red Storm(16-14)

Tuesday marks the opening round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Last year’s Big East tournament was extremely exciting. Syracuse and Connecticut 5-OT thriller was one of the best basketball games I’ve ever seen.

Connecticut has been sitting on the NCAA Tournament bubble for the past month. They’ve posted huge Big East victories at Villanova and against West Virginia. However, for every big victory Connecticut has had, they have a big let down game at South Florida or home vs. Cincinnati.

St. John’s(8-7 Home) plays its home contests at Madison Square Garden. Their last win was a 3 OT victory at DePaul.

UCONN did beat St. John’s earlier this season, 75-59 in Storrs. Connecticut Seniors Stanley Robinson and Jerome Dyson still have an eerie feeling after losing in 5 OTs to Syracuse, 127-117 in the Big East Tournament. Both players will want another shot at Syracuse this year. Connecticut needs at least three Big East Tournament wins to get NCAA Tournament consideration. They get #1 on Tuesday.

The Pick: Connecticut Huskies (17-14)

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