Steve Lavin brought St. John’s back to respectability faster than even the most die-hard Red Storm fan could have hoped. Just as suddenly, it all came crashing down. “It was very silent after,” said senior Dwight Hardy, “and a lot of tears were shed.”
St. John’s guard Dwight Hardy is the conference’s most improved player and senior Justin Burrell was chosen as the top sixth man Monday in a vote of the league’s coaches.
Dwight Hardy scored 28 points and St. John’s rallied in the second half to beat Marquette 80-68 on Tuesday night, snapping an 11-game losing streak in the series.
Justin Brownlee scored 15 points, including the game-changing basket with 10 seconds to play, and St. John’s won its fifth straight, 61-58 over No. 13 Georgetown on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.
Justin Brownlee scored a career-high 21 points and St. John’s shot 80 percent from the field in the second half to beat previously undefeated Northwestern 85-69 on Tuesday night to win the Holiday Festival.