In their first game against a ranked opponent this season, St. John's (8-2) put together an impressive performance without their second best player Marcus LoVett, but fell to Arizona State at the Staples Center, 82-70. The Johnnies were led by two big men, Marvin Clark II (18 points and seven rebounds) and Tariq Owens (17 points … Continue reading Game Recap: St. John’s impresses but falls to Arizona State in LA
NASSAU, Bahamas -- A sleep-walking first half turned into a full-out blitz in the second as Villanova overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to beat an improved Tennessee squad, 85-76, in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals. The Wildcats were led by Jalen Brunson (25 points on 8-of-16 shooting and six assists) and emerging superstar Mikal Bridges … Continue reading Villanova blitzes Tennessee to advance to Battle 4 Atlantis final
At the beginning of November, I laid out the top 10 breakout candidates in the Big East and slotted Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo in at number one on the list. DiVincenzo has been as good as advertised (especially in the Wildcats' first two games), but maybe I was underestimating another Villanova player. That player: junior wing … Continue reading Does Mikal Bridges have the makings of a superstar?
The Villanova Wildcats started slow, but finished strong by defeating the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 66 to 58, in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas on Wednesday afternoon. Nova led by just three points at the break before their overwhelming talent and experience took over. Jay Wright's team used a … Continue reading Game Recap: Villanova wakes up in second half, cruises past Western Kentucky
Behind 59 combined points from Desi Rodriguez, Angel Delgado and Khadeen Carrington, the No. 22 Seton Hall Pirates defeated the Indiana Hoosiers, 84 to 68, in the Gavitt Games at the Prudential Center on Wednesday evening. The Pirates led by only one point at the break, but used a 10-2 run at the start of … Continue reading Game Recap: No. 22 Seton Hall takes down Indiana in Gavitt Games
The Big East could potentially have as many as four teams who are preseason top 25 candidates and seven teams capable of making the 2018 NCAA Tournament. What players are expected to make a leap during this upcoming campaign in order to launch their team into the tournament? Here are the top 10 talents to … Continue reading Top 10 breakout players in Big East
We are entering year three of the Chris Mullin era at St. John's and the Red Storm are finally ready to make a potential leap into the NCAA Tournament conversation. SJU is loaded with talent in the backcourt (Shamorie Ponds and Marcus LoVett) and welcome in two high-major transfers in Justin Simon (Arizona) and Marvin … Continue reading Season Preview: St. John’s Red Storm