Finally, a win!
Fans have been hungry to see the St. John's squad win; they have held together and continued to play hard even as the losses have piled on for two months. Sixteen straight losses. An 0-13 record in the Big East. The potential to be Oh-for-Big East play, an embarrassing state, no matter what anyone says.
Thanks to DePaul, St. John's managed to string together enough offensive runs - and force enough missed shots - to come away with a 15-point win, in a game that the Vegas oddsmakers had DePaul as a favorite.
Our photographer Wendell Cruz captured some of the emotion and action of the game, which also featured a presentation to former St. John's center, former NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls and current NBA announcer Bill Wennington. And Ron Mvouika fell into the St. John's President Bobby Gempesaw.