What to watch for in the lead up to the madness of the next couple weeks.
Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard issued a statement after Monday night’s loss: “I am extremely disappointed in Sterling’s actions tonight.”
Senior D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 23 points, freshman Isaac Copeland had a career-high 20 and Georgetown defeated Seton Hall 86-67 on Tuesday night after blowing an early 20-point lead.
UConn left no doubt who the best team in the country is. “I think it speaks for itself,” Huskies star Breanna Stewart said after Monday’s win.
Another exciting college basketball weekend is in the books as we inch closer to March Madness. Here’s a look at some of the key games.
Michigan State (13-7, 4-3) and Rutgers (10-11, 2-6) will make up their snow-postponed Big Ten Conference men’s basketball game on Thursday night.
With a national-best six ranked teams, the Big 12’s conference race is having an every-week impact on the AP Top 25.
Rysheed Jordan added 15 points and Sir’Dominic Pointer had scored 14 and grabbed seven rebounds for St. John’s (12-4, 1-3), which shot 51 percent overall and made a season-high 10 3-pointers.
Sterling Gibbs made a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left, lifting No. 19 Seton Hall over Creighton 68-67 on Saturday.
Kellen Dunham scored a season-high 28 points, including a pivotal 3-pointer with just more than 2 minutes left that helped Butler hold off No. 15 St. John’s 73-69 on Saturday.
Sir’Dominic Pointer had a career-high 24 points to lead No. 17 St. John’s to an 82-57 rout of Tulane in the first game of the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival Tripleheader on Sunday.
Steve Lavin watched the first half and wondered what went wrong. For 20 minutes, the St. John’s coach saw his veteran-laden team play as if it was full of strangers.
Junior Etou added 16 points and eight rebounds for Rutgers (6-4). Emmy Andujar led Manhattan (2-6) with 21 points and nine rebounds which matched his season high.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 26 points, Phil Greene IV had 16 and No. 24 St. John’s beat Fairleigh Dickinson 74-52 on Wednesday night.
Phil Greene IV scored 11 straight points, breaking open a tight game with a trio of 3-pointers and a fast-break layup in the final minutes, and St. John’s beat Syracuse 69-57 in a game between two former Big East rivals on Saturday night.