This week, the New York-area Big East squads match up at Carnesecca Arena on a special day for St. John's - and both teams need wins, badly, with the NCAA Tournament and the end of the regular season just a couple of weeks away. The Seton Hall Pirates - 15-11, 5-9 in the Big East - face off against the St. John's Red Storm at noon on Saturday; St. John's comes in with a 17-9 record after the loss at Georgetown, 6-7 in the Big East.
The last time the two teams faced off, they were without Isaiah Whitehead, the talented freshman shot-creator at guard, and handled St. John's 78-67 in Newark, beginning a long slide away from the national rankings for Steve Lavin's club.
But that Seton Hall promise has gone sour as infighting has exposed a rift publicly between the upperclassmen and the freshmen, similar to the Tommy Amaker days.
Now neither team is ranked, and both teams are desperate.
Read more in our St. John's vs Seton Hall game preview, and let's get talking!