USF at No. 15 St. John's
When/where: 8; Carnesecca Arena, New York
TV/radio: BHSN; 1250-AM
Records: USF 9-20, 3-13 Big East; St. John's 19-10, 11-6
Notable: The Red Storm has been the league's surprise team under first-year coach Steve Lavin. It has beaten six teams that were ranked among the top 13 at the time: Georgetown, Notre Dame, Duke, Connecticut, Pittsburgh and Villanova. Senior guard Dwight Hardy, who averages 18.1 points, scored 34 against Villanova, 33 against UConn and 26 against Duke. … Bulls senior center Jarrid Famous, who is from the Bronx, had a double double in Wednesday's loss to Pittsburgh. … After the game, USF will stay in New York for the Big East tournament, which starts Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer