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Providence Routs Saint Louis To Win 2K Classic

(Providence taking on Saint Louis – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Providence Friars rolled to a 90-63 victory over the Saint Louis Billikens to win the 2K Classic on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

They beat Washington on Thursday night, 77-70, in the semifinal to reach the championship game.

Providence was led by Rodney Bullock, who had 15 points on 4-6 from the field, including two threes, with three rebounds and three assists.

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St. John’s Crushes Central Connecticut

(Chris Mullin imparting wisdom to Justin Simon – Photo by Jason Schott)

St. John’s improved to 2-0 on Tuesday night with a dominant 80-55 win over Central Connecticut State at Carnesecca Arena.

Shamorie Ponds led the Red Storm with 21 points, including 5-11 from the field, 1-5 on three-pointers, and 10-12 from the free-throw line, with nine rebounds and four assists.

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LoVett Named to First Big East Weekly Honor Roll of Season

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Marcus LoVett has been named to the season’s first Big East Weekly Honor Roll after leading the Red Storm to victory in its season opener on Friday night, 77-61 over New Orleans at Carnesecca Arena,

The redshirt sophomore kicked off the campaign with a bang, as he scored a game-high 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including a 5-for-10 effort from beyond the arc.

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Marsch: “There’s something really special happening here”

(Red Bulls Head Coach and Sporting Director Denis Hamlett on Wednesday morning at Red Bull Arena – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls had a largely successful season, reaching the U.S. Open Cup Final, CONCACAF Champions League semifinals, and reached the MLS playoffs for the eighth straight season.

The fact it didn’t end with any hardware would seem disappointing, especially since the MetroStars/Red Bulls franchise has never won a trophy. The only banners that hang at Red Bull Arena are for two Supporters Shields, earned for having the best regular season record.

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Red Storm Rolls Past New Orleans In Season Opener

(Justin Simon shooting a free throw with support from the St. John’s fans – Photo by Jason Schott)

St. John’s opened the new season in style on Friday night, with a dominant 77-61 win over New Orleans at Carnesecca Arena.

Sophomore guard Marcus LoVett picked up right where he left off, as he poured in 23 points on 7-14 from the field, including five three-pointers. He also had four steals and three assists.

His fellow sophomore stand-out, guard Shamorie Ponds, had a nice night, with 12 points (5-15 FG, 2-9 on threes), seven rebounds and six assists.

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Yankees and The USO Team Up for Veterans Day

(Photos by Jason Schott)

The Yankees and the USO hosted over 250 volunteers on Friday morning at Yankee Stadium’s Great Hall to help assemble more than 5,000 USO Care Packages for active duty service members.

Yankees front office employees and veterans were on hand to help prepare care packages in support of Holidays for Heroes.

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Mullin: “Our big focus is defense”

(St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin – Photo by Jason Schott)

St. John’s opens their season on Friday night against New Orleans at Carnesecca Arena.

St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin said of the mindset of the team heading into the season, “Every day is important. Every film session, practice, shoot around, and if you approach it that way you can just go out there and play. Each and every day is important, that’s why we practice.”

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St. John’s To Host Red Storm Rallies This Season

(St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin addressing his team – Photo by Jason Schott)

With the start of the 2017-18 season on Friday night, St. John’s Athletics has announced the dates for five Red Storm Rallies to take place inside Taffner Field House on basketball game days.

The first of these events will coincide with the men’s and women’s basketball season-opening doubleheader on Friday, taking place from 3:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in Taffner Field House, located just steps away from the on-campus home of the Johnnies.

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NYCFC, Red Bulls Come Up One Goal Short Of Moving On

(Columbus midfielder Hector Jimenez defends against NYCFC forward Jack Harrison – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club and the Red Bulls came up one goal short of advancing in their Eastern Conference Semifinal second legs on Sunday.

NYCFC lost to Columbus 4-1 last Tuesday night, and they won on Sunday at Yankee Stadium 2-0. Columbus won on aggregate 4-3.

The Red Bulls lost 2-1 to Toronto FC last Monday at home, and won 1-0 on Sunday in Toronto to even the aggregate at 2-2. Toronto moves on by virtue of the road goal rule, as they had two road goals in the first leg. Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the Red Bulls’ goal on Sunday  in the 53rd minute.

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