Men's Basketball Minute: St. John's Begins Its Season With Tuesday Matinee


After a Monday night in which all five BIG EAST teams in action came away with wins, five more games are lined up for Tuesday, including three games against 2012 conference champions.
St. John's — the only BIG EAST team that is yet to play a game —gets its season started with a matinee against Detroit as part of ESPN's Tip-Off Marathon. The Red Storm play at 2 p.m. on ESPN.
Cincinnati looks for a 2-0 start as the Bearcats welcome 2012 SWAC champion Mississippi Valley State to Fifth Third Arena. That game begins at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.
Connecticut, which returned from its season-opener in Germany with a quality win against Michigan State last Friday, plays at home for the first time this season as the Huskies host America East champion Vermont at Gampel Pavilion on the BIG EAST Network.
Marquette looks for its second win in as many games as the Golden Eagles host Southeastern Louisiana at the BMO Harris Bradley Center at 9 p.m ET.
Pittsburgh looks to become the first BIG EAST team with three wins as the Panthers continue play in the on-campus portion of the NIT Season Tip-Off. The Panthers will face Lehigh, the 2012 Patriot League champion, at 9 p.m. on ESPNU.