Steve Lavin defends St. John's

Updated: March 8, 2013, 8:15 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Steve Lavin came to his own defense on Friday after the rockiest week of his three-year tenure as head coach at St. John's.

Seven days after suspending leading scorer D'Angelo Harrison for the rest of the season, and three days after a 26-point loss at Notre Dame that included a near-brawl in the final minutes, Lavin said the program remains headed in the right direction.

"I wish we had 22 or 23 wins at this time of year and we were blitzing through the Big East," Lavin ...

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