St. John's was flying high on a five-game winning streak. It ended with 5.6 seconds left on Tuesday night as Andrew Nicholson drained a jumper to lift visiting St. Bonaventure to a 67-66 win.
Dwight Hardy had 24 points and Justin Brownlee added 14 points.
Some may look at this as St. John's not being as good as its 5-1 record was. It's true, the Red Storm (5-2) hasn't beaten any ranked teams. But even the most casual of college basketball fans shouldn't expect an overnight miracle from Steve Lavin.
"I told our kids the things that we struggled with tonight are all correctable, and that's the good news. They need to be addressed and there's a sense of urgency because before you know it we'll be in the BIG EAST," said Lavin.
Lavin couldn't have been more correct in that assessment. St. John's still has time to correct some of the little games over the next two weeks. The Red Storm travels to the Bronx to take on Fordham Saturday and returns home on December 20 to host Davidson. After that, it's on to the Big East schedule.