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Tuesday / November 20.
  • Future on the Line for Hill, Roberts; N’Diaye, Gibbs Honored By Big East

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    Norm Roberts and Fred Hill will be coaching for their futures when they step on the Madison Square Garden court Tuesday for the first round of the Big East tournament.

    Roberts, the St. John’s coach, and Hill, the Rutgers head man, are both on the hottest of hot seats and face highly uncertain futures.

    St. John’s (16-14) is the No. 13 seed in the tournament and drew a tough first-round opponent in No. 12 UConn (17-14), which hasn’t won a Big East tournament game since 2005. The Red Storm and Huskies tip at 2 p.m.

    No. 14 Rutgers (15-16) faces Lance Stephenson and No. 11 Cincinnati (16-14) at 9:00 p.m., after No. 10 Seton Hall (18-11) takes on No. 15 Providence (12-18).

    Read the full story here.

    **Rutgers senior center Hamady N’Diaye was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year. Pitt sophomore Ashton Gibbs of Scotch Plains, N.J. was named Most Improved Player, Syracuse’s Kris Joseph picked up Sixth Man honors and Notre Dame’s Tory Jackson took home the Sportsmanship Award.

    **Read about SNY’s expanded Big East coverage.

    **Check out the Big  East tournament bracket here.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.