Sunday, January 22, 2006

Big East Dominance

By JIM O'CONNELL, AP Basketball Writer

...On the day St. John's honored 10 former coaches and players who were all at the school when it was using its old nickname, the Red Storm knocked No. 9 Pittsburgh from the ranks of the unbeaten, 55-50 Saturday.

...St. John's honored former coaches Joe Lapchick and Carnesecca and former players Dick McGuire, Mullin, Walter Berry, Mark Jackson, Tony Jackson, Alan Seiden, Malik Sealy and Sonny Dove with "Basketball Legacy" honors, raising banners with their names at one end of the Garden.

Kudos also to St. John's head coach, Oueens College alum Norm Roberts.

By JOSEPH WHITE, AP Sports Writer

WASHINGTON -- John Thompson III got an embrace from his Hall of Fame father as the fans stormed the court, madly celebrating the first Georgetown victory over a No. 1 team in 21 years.

"That's my child," the elder Thompson said. "I love my child. After all he's had to go through, he deserves this."

The Hoyas finally have a signature victory in the new Thompson era, Saturday's 87-84 stunner over top-ranked Duke.

1 comment:

Dave White said...

Big East Basketball... kicks butt... now if only my team can hang in the race....