NEW YORK — Let’s face it. This isn’t exactly a Golden Age for New York-area college basketball.
Rutgers and Seton Hall are now a combined 6-24 in the Big East after both programs lost again on Saturday. Rutgers has dropped nine of 10, while Seton Hall has lost nine in a row.
St. John’s, meantime, had a chance for a much-needed résumé win when it hosted No. 20 Pittsburgh Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
But after briefly taking a second-half lead, the Johnnies appeared to lose their passion and will to win and fell, 63-47, before a crowd of 9,129.