There can’t be a younger starting five than St. John’s had Wednesday night against West Virginia. Five freshmen were introduced as the starting lineup for the Red Storm, and when the game was over they snapped a four-game losing streak with a 78-62 victory.
Davante Gardner had career bests with 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 25 Marquette to an 83-64 win over St. John’s on Wednesday night.
The list of great freshmen in the Big East is long and star-studded. Moe Harkless scored 32 points — the most ever by a freshmen in his Big East debut — and St. John’s had its best offensive game of the season in a 91-67 victory over Providence.
D’Angelo Harrison scored a season-high 21 points and St. John’s had its first good game from beyond the 3-point line in a 63-48 victory over St. Francis (N.Y.) on Tuesday night.
Much like their games already this season against Duquesne and Ball State, Arizona found a way to navigate a deficit and wind up with a victory.
If God’s Gift Achuiwa, the Red Storm’s sole hope for a low post presence can’t stay on the floor for 30 minutes, St. John’s will have a hard time staying competitive on the backboards regardless of their opponent.
Coach Steve Lavin’s first big recruiting class showed some flashes of greatness in a 74-59 victory over William and Mary on Monday night at Carnesecca Arena.
First-year St. John’s coach Steve Lavin has gotten his recruiting off to a good start with four highly rated signings.