If you knew nothing about basketball and randomly filled out a bracket, your odds would be 9.2 quintillion to one.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 23 points and Amir Garrett added a season-high 18 to lead St. John’s to a 79-72 victory over DePaul on Monday night. It was the Red Storm’s second straight win after losing four in a row.
DePaul learned the hard way Wednesday night just how dangerous St. John’s freshman guard D’Angelo Harrison becomes when he gets hot behind the 3-point line.
Swoon? What swoon? Syracuse point guard Scoop Jardine and the rest of the No. 11 Orange have forgotten all about an uncharacteristic skid that began in mid-January and sent them from No. 3 to No. 17 in a span of two weeks.
Kemba Walker scored 26 points and Connecticut won a Big East tournament game for the first time in six years, beating DePaul 97-71 on Tuesday.
The Big East could have as many as 11 teams tourney-bound come Selection Sunday. Couple that with St. John’s resurgence, and no wonder there’s an extra buzz for this year’s Big East Tournament.
Seton Hall travels to Piscataway tomorrow for Kevin Willard’s first ever game at the RAC. And for the first time in years, the RAC is back to being one of the toughest places to play.
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.