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The one SJU game to watch if you were quarantined 2 weeks 1 day ago #383033

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One further note re that Holiday Festival and SJU. A team played three games in those years in the festival and in 1960 the field was loaded with great players and teams. Ohio St was number one and SJU and the Bonnie's were not far behind. Jerry Lucas was one of the greatest high school players of all time with tremendous publicity surrounding his arrival at Ohio St. The local newspapers were filled with Holiday Festival articles for a week and tickets were impossible to get for the semi final.
Yet I attended a SJU practice that week which the team had to get in cars and travel a few miles to either Martin Van Buren High, Jamaica High or whatever local high school had free time for SJU in the afternoon. A short time later Alumni Hall was completed. It still feels mind boggling.

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The one SJU game to watch if you were quarantined 2 weeks 1 day ago #383034

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fuchsia wrote: Joe Roberts was fifth starter on Ohio St. Did Knicks win the game when McGill scored a ton?

Pretty sure they did. If so, it certainly was an anomaly. It was a team that had been revamped that season, and I recall thinking maybe we finally had a winner in NY -- which we didn't.

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The one SJU game to watch if you were quarantined 2 weeks 7 hours ago #383101

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Tonight at 9pm-On FS-1
Duke at St. John’s from 2018
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The one SJU game to watch if you were quarantined 1 week 3 days ago #383471

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Hardy win over Pitt at the garden. Was there with my son and his girlfriend, a Pitt grad. We were down and she was giving it to me the whole game. Will never forget how quiet she got as the lead disappeared and the look on her face when Hardy walked the tightrope and scored with the reverse underhanded scoop with the kiss off the glass as the clock expired. Then absolute pandemonium in the garden. Oh my.
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Don't know if already mentioned, but I would love to see a tape of the win over a highly-ranked Tennessee team at Alumni Hall. There was no local TV. Game scheduled because Volunteers loaded with NY PSAL talent - Bernard King, Ernie Grunfeld, Irv Chatman and Grunfeld's Forest Hills High buddy, Jerry Firestone (?). Beaver Smith was great that night and got a big charging call on Ernie. I don't think the game was even sold out.

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The one SJU game to watch if you were quarantined 1 week 3 days ago #383497

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I'd have loved to see the game where Rick Barry scored a ton of points at Alumni Hall, late 60''s early 70's (?)

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The one SJU game to watch if you were quarantined 1 week 3 days ago #383499

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SJU65 wrote: I'd have loved to see the game where Rick Barry scored a ton of points at Alumni Hall, late 60''s early 70's (?)


Was at that game. Looie knew Barry was going to light it up so his strategy was let him get his points but guard the heck out of the other 4 guys.

Think Barry had like 44.

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Las Vegan wrote: Don't know if already mentioned, but I would love to see a tape of the win over a highly-ranked Tennessee team at Alumni Hall. There was no local TV. Game scheduled because Volunteers loaded with NY PSAL talent - Bernard King, Ernie Grunfeld, Irv Chatman and Grunfeld's Forest Hills High buddy, Jerry Firestone (?). Beaver Smith was great that night and got a big charging call on Ernie. I don't think the game was even sold out.


Yeah, that was two quick ones on Ernie. My recollection was the place was packed and rocking.

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The one SJU game to watch if you were quarantined 1 week 3 days ago #383501

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Section9 wrote:

SJU65 wrote: I'd have loved to see the game where Rick Barry scored a ton of points at Alumni Hall, late 60''s early 70's (?)


Was at that game. Looie knew Barry was going to light it up so his strategy was let him get his points but guard the heck out of the other 4 guys.

Think Barry had like 44.


I was at that game also. I remember it as 39 points for Barry.
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I think that was the game against Pistol Pete Maravich where Looie told the team not to guard Pete. I threw Pete off in the first half but Pete adjusted at half time and lit it up in the second half.

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