The last time St. John’s beat West Virginia, Mike Jarvis was the Johnnies head coach.
First-year coach Steve Lavin started off his Big East schedule with a bang by notching a huge 81-71 victory over the Mountaineers in Morgantown, West Va.
Dwight Hardy scored 20 points and Justin Brownlee and D.J. Kennedy added 17 apiece as the Johnnies notched their first win over West Virginia since 2002 and their first victory at the West Virginia University Coliseum since 1999.
“I’m so pleased for our seniors because they haven’t had as much success here as they would’ve liked to,” Lavin told SNY.