Alas, after a long offseason, an organized basketball game will be played on Carnesecca Arena’s hardwood. Tonight, fans will get their first look at this St. John’s team.
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Who: St. John’s Red Storm vs. Baruch Bearcats
When: Monday, October 31st, 7:00 PM
How to watch: ESPN3 or WatchESPN
Twitter: Make sure to follow @rumbleSBN for exclusive game coverage
- Baruch Head Coach Alesi talks Chris Mullin, his Bearcats. (Rumble in the Garden)
- St. John’s vs. Baruch (exhibition): what to look for tonight. (Rumble in the Garden)
- Chris Mullin to freshman: Beat me in H-O-R-S-E, you can wear my number. (New York Post)
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U-16: Johnnies look anxious, turning over the ball. Trail Baruch 5-2 early on.
12:56: St. John’s has yet to find their rhythm, chasing Baruch.
Richard Freudenberg nails a three from the right wing to pull the Johnnies within two. Baruch 12- #SJUBB 10,11:59 to go in the first half— St. John's BBall (@StJohnsBBall) October 31, 2016
The Johnnies are heating up! Red Storm on a 19-6 run over the last five minutes, leading Baruch 26-18 with 7:27 left in the first. #SJUBB— St. John's BBall (@StJohnsBBall) October 31, 2016
5:38: The Johnnies are rolling and playing with intensity! St. John’s ahead of Baruch by a 36-19 score.
Bashir Ahmed is everywhere tonight! 5-for-7 from the floor for 15 points. #SJUBB ahead, 43-24, with 3:18 to go in the half— St. John's BBall (@StJohnsBBall) October 31, 2016
Half: St. John’s has flashed potential in this first half against weaker competition. Going into the half, St. John’s holds a 50-26 lead. Bashir Ahmed is 5-for-7 from the floor with 15 points.
17:58: St. John’s keeps the pressure on, this time it is Shamorie Ponds forcing a Baruch timeout.
A steal-and-score from Shamorie Ponds caps a 6-0 run and forces an early timeout. 56-26 #SJUBB with 17:58 to play.— St. John's BBall (@StJohnsBBall) November 1, 2016
U-16: Bashir Ahmed has impressed, hanging 17 points on the Bearcats. St. John’s up 60-32.
Send it in, big fella! @RichardFreudenb pic.twitter.com/hQXY0OJ50n— St. John's BBall (@StJohnsBBall) November 1, 2016
Mussini throws a dime to Freudenberg, who finishes with a two handed slam. Mussini playing both on and off the ball. #sjubb— Carmine Carcieri (@carminecsju) November 1, 2016
8:00: St. John’s up on Baruch 75-42. Chris Mullin’s bunch has dominated much of this contest.
At the 7:44 mark in the second half, #SJUBB leads 75-44. Mussini has been scorching hot with 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting.— Rumble In The Garden (@rumbleSBN) November 1, 2016
4:43: The Johnnies keep the foot on the pedal. 91-47
Elijah Holifield comes off the bench and immediately hits a three. Bench goes bananas. #sjubb— Carmine Carcieri (@carminecsju) November 1, 2016
Final: Forget about St. Thomas of Aquinas, the Johnnies top Baruch by a score of 99-49.
St. John's wins its lone exhibition game, 99-49, over Baruch. Up next closed scrimmage with Rhode Island on Saturday. #sjubb— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) November 1, 2016
Federico Mussini led the way with 21 points, Bashir Ahmed had 19, Marcus LoVett 14, Shamorie Ponds and Richard Freudenberg each 12. #sjubb— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) November 1, 2016