While the Wine and Gold are on the road, the Big East Tournament in New York City is raging on. One of the stars from a memorable recent tourney at the Garden is Cavs forward Samardo Samuels.

Samuels starred under legendary coach Rick Pitino at an equally legendary hoops university, Louisville.

Louisville came into the 2009 Tournament with a 16-2 record in the Big East – 31-6 overall. It was the first year that all 16 teams were invited to the Garden and Samuels’ Cardinals didn’t play until the semifinal round on Thursday.

CLEVELAND, OH - March 8, 2012 - Quicken Loans Arena (The Q) continues to climb the charts in Pollstar magazine’s list of Top 200 arena venues worldwide for entertainment ticket sales. In the trade publication’s annual year-end business analysis report for 2011, The Q ranked No. 12 in the United States and No. 31 worldwide in ticket sales for top touring attractions. The venue’s rankings have been on a steady rise over the past four years, giving credence to Cleveland and Quicken Loans Arena’s status as a primary destination for major concert tours.

There are several things 19-year-old rookie Kyrie Irving will have to learn as his NBA career progresses. A killer instinct is not one of them.

As he’s already done several times this season, the Cavaliers point guard put the club on his back in the closing seconds and willed them to the win. The latest episode in Denver saw him score 10 of the team’s final 12 points – capping the Cavs’ 100-99 victory with a layup in traffic with four seconds to play.

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