St. John’s basketball
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.
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.