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.
Victor Rudd, a 6-foot-8 transfer from Arizona State, scored all of his 24 points in the second half, heeding the advice of teammates to remain aggressive and leading South Florida to a 64-49 victory over St. John’s on Wednesday night.
Moe Harkless was destined to be one of the better first year performers in the Big East and after watching him through 17 games it’s clear that he’s not just one of the elite players in his class — he’s one of the elite players in the entire conference.
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.
The Red Storm (5-5), who only used six players in the game, appeared to take control with an 18-0 run that spanned halftime and gave them a 42-26 lead with 16:53 to play.
Freshman Anthony Davis scored 15 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and had eight of a school-record 18 blocks in No. 1 Kentucky’s 81-59 victory over St. John’s on Thursday night.
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.
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.
Nurideen Lindsey scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half to lead St. John’s to a 74-59 victory over William & Mary on Monday night in the opening round of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.