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COVID-19 Curses St. John’s as Seton Hall Dismantles Red Storm

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With St. John’s on the brink of national recognition, Tuesday night’s clash with Seton Hall carried significant weight. Head coach Rick Pitino and company, fresh off a controversial heart-breaking loss at Creighton, were hungry for redemption. However, just hours before tip-off, Pitino was ruled out with COVID-19 and graduate guard Jordan Dingle was sidelined with an illness. Associate head coach Steve Masiello stepped into Pitino’s role for the evening.

The last minute development was gut-wrenching for the Red Storm, with the first five minutes of action proving why.

Seton Hall began the game on a 13-2 run, holding St.