Kemba Walker scored 28 points in another stellar performance, and Connecticut remained alive in the Big East tournament with an easy 79-62 second-round victory over Georgetown on Wednesday.
St. John’s coach Steve Lavin sensed a “payback kind of mentality” from Georgetown’s top players, who were seeking to avenge one of their toughest defeats of the season. He knew what he was talking about.
John Thompson III is in his 11th season as a head coach. On Tuesday night, he went with a particular strategy for the first time and only because of a promise from one of his players.