With a team loaded with 10 seniors, the only regret of a scribe named Peter over at Johnny Jungle is that the basketball game between Louisville and St. John’s isn’t in New York.
Oh, the jokes we could make if the Louisville game was in Madison Square Garden. Or in Carnesecca. Noises when 15 seconds go off the shot clock. Â Off color comments about Preston Knowlesâ€™ offseason. Calling Kyle Kuric “homecoming king.” Box scores with the names of guys who didnâ€™t make it into Louisville, Roburt Sallie and Justin Coleman …
This Louisville team simply asks to be heckled.
Like St. John’s basketball hasn’t been a joke for most of the last decade.
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How does a college basketball team have 10 seniors in this day and age? Did St. John’s skip basketball for a year? There is only one junior listed on the roster. How did the school get around the five-three rule over two years that existed until three years ago.
Did they skip a season or what? A exhaustive search of the sophisticated and all-knowing New York media sites provided no insight.
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- UofL’s Elisha Justice played 83 consecutive minutes without a turnover until committing one against Marquette. His last turnover before that was Dec. 1 against Florida International.
- George Goode had seven points and a season high six rebounds against Marquette.
- Over the last seven games, Chris Smith has made 57.9 percent of his field goal attempts (33 of 57) and 46.7 percent of his three-point shots (7 of 15). He leads the Big East Conference in three-point shooting, hitting 48 percent of his shots in 17 games.