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The Friars defeated St. John’s, 94-72, thanks to a 53-point second half breakout. Not only was it a blowout loss at home, but Shamorie Ponds, who 16 points in the loss, injured his knee in the game and is now listed day-to-day. When healthy, Ponds and LoVett form one of the better backcourts in the country, but now there’s a legit chance neither player will be available for this game. That puts St. John’s head coach Chris Mullins and his team at a severe disadvantage against the No. 23 ranked Seton Hall Pirates 12-2 (1-0), who were coming off a big win against No. 25 ranked Creighton, 90-84.
The Barclays center was dead for last month’s Preseason NIT, and so was Seton Hall against Rhode Island. The Rock was jumping in the second half against 25th-ranked Creighton Thursday, and it pushed the Pirates to a stirring triumph. See the pattern. It’s college basketball — a lot of the game is played on emotion,” Hall coach Kevin Willard said Saturday. “When you get a big crowd and the crowd gets going, they appreciate it and they definitely feed off it. Any team does. If you look across college basketball at the toughest places to play, those are teams that have unbelievable success.
It’s time for Marquette women’s basketball to put the non-conference slate in the rear view mirror, both literally and metaphorically. The Golden Eagles begin Big East play on Thursday night, so the non-con games are, in fact, over. Marquette also has to put their near misses from those games behind them and forget about them. A one point road loss to New Mexico. A two point overtime loss to now-#7 Tennessee. An overtime loss to #2 Notre Dame. The Golden Eagles are currently sitting on just one 25th place vote in the Associated Press top 25 poll.