Maybe this is what we deserve, or what the Big East deserves, though the clefts in its foundation are not of its doing, mostly.

That the Big East holds its conference tournament in New York City—with a basketball history erased by time and scandal—is probably fitting, as was the vacuum in Madison Square Garden as two teams with a combined 14 years of Big East heritage squared off in a game with scoring only the CCNY point-shavers could appreciate. Yes, there's a Big East tournament champion, and it's Louisville. It was a game for whose viewers the experience was regrettable and of which those in attendance will never shake the nightmares. [ESPN]