St. John’s basketball destroyed by Division II St. Thomas Aquinas, 90-58

Photo courtesy: STACAthletics.com

(WTNH)–If you’re old enough to remember when St. John’s and UConn were Big East rivals back in the late 90’s and early ’00s, this news is going to make you chuckle. Or cry.

The Johnnies, led by new coach Chris Mullin, were already expected to have a rough year, as their leading returning scorer averaged just over 1.5 points per game last season.

But no one could have possibly predicted that they’d look as bad as they did on Wednesday night, when the Red Storm were humiliated, 90-58, by Division II St. Thomas Aquinas.

90-58.

Division II.

St. Thomas Aquinas.

Just in case you thought you misread that the first time.

The Red Storm shot 37 percent from the field, and committed an amazing 28 turnovers. Apparently St. John’s couldn’t handle the Division II Spartans’ full-court pressure defense. The Spartans led the game 22-6 early and went on an 18-1 run at one point. They

Justin Reyes led STAC with 25 points and 12 rebounds.

Poor Chris Mullin. He had no idea what he was getting himself into.

Maybe Ron Artest has some eligibility left? Can he come back and get a graduate degree?

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