St. John’s Red Storm
Sean Kilpatrick scored 10 of his 14 points in the opening 5 minutes of the second half and Cincinnati went on to a 76-54 victory over St. John’s on Wednesday night.
The most storied rivalry in the sport takes center stage as the Blue Devils try and bounce back from Sunday’s loss to Miami.
The Orange rallied behind the return of the 7-foot Melo, taking a 41-27 halftime lead and blowing it open by starting the second half on a 16-3 run in front of a sellout crowd of 19,979 at Madison Square Garden
The return of Orange center Fab Melo ensures that Madison Square Garden will be a pro-Syracuse crowd, like usual.
DePaul learned the hard way Wednesday night just how dangerous St. John’s freshman guard D’Angelo Harrison becomes when he gets hot behind the 3-point line.
The Blue Devils blew most of a 22-point lead in the second half before holding on to beat St. John’s 83-76 on Saturday in a lackluster performance that their Hall of Fame coach compared to an AAU game.
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.
Red Storm coach Steve Lavin said Tuesday that Branch has enrolled at St. John’s and that after sitting one season per NCAA transfer rules will have 3½ seasons of eligibility.
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.
Harkless had 21 points and 10 rebounds — his sixth double-double in the last 10 games — but he fouled out with 5:15 to play in the Red Storm’s 69-49 loss to No. 11 Georgetown at Madison Square Garden.
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.
St. John’s couldn’t hit a shot. Well, the Red Storm did make one in a span of 26 shots in a 73-58 loss to No. 11 Louisville on Tuesday night.
The annual showdown between hated rivals Louisville and Kentucky comes at high noon on New Year’s Eve on the heels of the Cardinals’ Big East opening game loss at home to Georgetown.
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.
Ed Cooley still has a long ways to go in making Providence a Big East power but the first-year coach has done an admirable job with the Friars during the early portion of the season.