When UConn reduced a 17-point St. John's lead to nine in the second half, the Johnnies stiffened and not only held off the Huskies but blew them out, 73-51. The Red Storm showed improved mental toughness they hope to take to a second-round game against Marquette.

Here's the link to the running game story on Newsday's website: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/st-john-s-beats-uconn-in-big-east-tourney-1.1802331. Watch for the updated gamer with quotes plus a column on how the Red Storm hopes to finish the season on a run that takes them to the NIT.