The Fighting Coach Lavs will be a factor in the Big East race this season. St. John’s look like they might finally be headed back to the NCAA Tournament as well come March. Sure, the Cuse are not the Cuse that we know, but tonight was still huge for Steve Lavin and the Johnnies.
69-57 victory over Syracuse on Saturday before 24,884 fans at the Carrier Dome, the largest crowd for a college basketball game this season. Phil Greene IV scored 11 straight points to power a 17-2 run over the final 4:06 sending St. John’s (6-1) to its first win at Syracuse in more than 15 years. The victory also snapped the Orange’s 55-game non-conference home win streak, which was the second-longest active streak in the nation.Follow paulmbanks