UConn will open Big East tournament play on Tuesday at 2 p.m. as the tourney's 12th seed. The Huskies will play No. 13 seed St. John's, whom they defeated 75-59 in Hartford on Jan. 20 -- the first of seven games Jim Calhoun missed on medical leave.
The Johnnies, of course, will be playing on their home floor, which may give them a little more incentive on Tuesday. (Does anybody call them the Johnnies anymore, by the way?).
Started as UConn men's basketball beat writer for the New Haven Register in August, 2007. Before that, was traveling Boston Red Sox beat writer from 2004-06 for the Journal Register Co. (which included the Register).