Lavin's experience a plus for St. John's

With previous NCAA success, the Johnnies' leader is not straying from the norm

Updated: March 17, 2011, 2:04 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

DENVER -- As soon as the St. John's players walked into the Pepsi Center on Wednesday afternoon, they knew they had waded into uncharted waters.

"I looked in the gym and I saw that there were fans here to watch practice. That's new to me," said Malik Boothe.

"As soon as I walked in the room, I started feeling game-day anxieties," said Justin Burrell. "I've never had that for a practice before."

The Red Storm practiced from 5:10 to 5:50 p.m., in front of the media and several ...

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