Officials withdraw from Big East tourney

Updated: March 11, 2011, 12:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The three officials whose errors marred the end of the St. John's-Rutgers Big East tournament game have voluntarily withdrawn from the rest of the tournament, the conference said.

The three officials -- Jim Burr, Tim Higgins and Earl Walton -- came under heavy criticism for failing to officiate until the final buzzer of the second-round game at Madison Square Garden.

St. John's beat Rutgers 65-63 on Wednesday. But Rutgers should have had another possession when the Red Storm's ...

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