RTC Live: St. John’s @ St. Mary’s

Posted by rtmsf on November 15th, 2010

Game #12.  RTC Live is back in one of our favorite venues at our favorite times — McKeon Pavilion on the campus of St. Mary’s College at 2 am ET.

We hope you have your pot of coffee ready and a case of Red Bulls in the fridge tonight, because even though this game will take place at the relatively late time of 11 pm local time, the rowdy St. Mary’s students and fans will have you thinking they just came in from a weekend rager.  RTC Live returns to one of the more fun venues on the west coast, the tiny, dark, loud gymnasium of McKeon Pavilion on the campus of St. Mary’s College.  You might think that losses of 6’11 Omar Samhan and 6’11 Ben Allen from last year’s Sweet Sixteen team means that the Gaels are due for a dropoff; you’d think wrong.  Randy Bennett continues to find diamonds in the rough such as freshman guard Stephen Holt, a player who stepped right into the bright lights of college basketball with a nine-steal performance against the College of Idaho over the weekend.  The Gaels will have their hands full tonight, though, with a St. John’s team that returns all five starters from an NIT squad a year ago.  The biggest storyline involving the Red Storm, however, does not surround its players as much as the formal debut of former UCLA head coach and ESPN commentator Steve Lavin as the Man Anointed Next Louie (Carnesecca).  Lavin frequently called WCC games for ESPN over the past half-decade, so his return to his native Bay Area tonight will undoubtedly be fraught with excitement and familiarity.  Let’s tip off the 24 Hours of Hoops Marathon west-coast style tonight with a great one.  Hope to see you there…

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One response to “RTC Live: St. John’s @ St. Mary’s”

  1. Mark says:

    RT @rushthecourt: link – http://bit.ly/dd7NMu RT @JohnnyJungleSTJ: @rushthecourt will be live blogging from tonights #stjbb game

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