Role players must step up for Johnnies

With D.J. Kennedy sidelined due to injury, others will be called on in NCAA tourney

Updated: March 16, 2011, 8:37 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

DENVER -- The game that St. John's -- both coach Steve Lavin and his players -- credit as the turning point of their season was, ironically, a loss to lowly Fordham back on Dec. 11.

The Red Storm blew a 21-point second-half lead but in the process figured out that they're better off playing in two gears offensively -- slowing the pace at times, instead of just pushing the ball on the fast break at every opportunity.

Senior forward Sean Evans was a nonfactor at that point, playing ...

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