Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John’s in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden.
Sir’Dominic Pointer scored a pair of consecutive baskets to spark a final rally and D’Angelo Harrison sank a pair of key free throws as St. John’s battled past Marquette 60-57.
The city’s professional basketball teams leave a lot to be desired, but on the college hardwood, St. John’s is once again making people believe.
St. John’s was last ranked in the AP Top 25 on March 14, 2011, holding the No. 18 spot. The program went on to make its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 25 and had 10 rebounds to lead St. John’s to a 72-64 win over DePaul on Sunday.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 15 points to lead St. John’s to a 65-59 victory over Columbia on Saturday at the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival at Barclays Center.
D’Angelo Harrison broke St. John’s three-point record as the Red Storm won 96-87.
Speaking on Thursday night in Midtown, Steve Lavin went into detail about why he feels next season is the time when his basketball team will accelerate things to another level.
The Fighting Irish guards got more aggressive in the second half, penetrating against the Red Storm defense to get their teammates going. It worked. And then some.