Just another thrilling BIG EAST game on ESPN's Big Monday last night when Syracuse edged Louisville 52-51 at a sold-out KFC Yum! Center and improved to 13-1 in the league. The Orange scored the game's final six points. C.J. Fair led SU with 13 points. SU's best final BIG EAST record was 14-2 in 1985-86.
The BIG EAST has only one game on Valentine's Day, St. John's at Seton Hall. The Red Storm will be aiming to end a three-game losing streak while the Pirates are pushing for postseason consideration.
In BIG EAST history, the two teams have met twice on Valentine's Day, both at Seton Hall. In 1994, the Pirates prevailed 67-57. Arturas Karnishovas led Seton Hall with 22 points and 10 rebounds. In 1990, St. John's won 90-81 in overtime. Greg "Boo" Harvey had 40 points for St. John's. Malik Sealy added 16 points and eight rebounds.