St. John’s basketball
Steve Lavin had been away from his team for just more than a month. He decided to return to the bench about 3 1/2 hours before St. John’s played its second game of the season.
Marquise Carter scored a career-high 24 points, lifting 11th-seeded Gonzaga to an 86-71 victory over sixth-seeded St. John’s on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Dwight Hardy continued his scoring streak with 21 points and No. 23 St. John’s, playing as a ranked team for the first time in more than 10 years, dominated DePaul throughout in a 76-51 victory Wednesday night.
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.
Dwight Hardy scored a career-high 33 points and St. John’s topped No. 10 Connecticut, 89-72, on Thursday night, the Red Storm’s fourth win over a top-13 team this season at Madison Square Garden.
Kris Joseph scored 18 points and No. 4 Syracuse remained undefeated with a 76-59 victory over St. John’s at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.
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.
Dwight Hardy scored 20 points to lead St. John’s to a 81-71 victory over West Virginia in the Big East opener for both teams.
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.
D.J. Kennedy scored 20 points off the bench and St. John’s defeated Wagner 69-61 on Wednesday night.
Justin Brownlee scored 13 points and St. John’s drubbed Drake 82-39 Friday night in the semifinals of the Carrs-Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.