Quote Center: St. John's Postgame @ Seton Hall


St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin…


On if the team was fatigued in the second half:

“I think it was more ball movement or lack of from our part. In the first half I thought we moved the ball well. I think we had 13 assists at half. We’ll look at it on tape again, but the ball got stuck in the second half. We just didn’t move the ball well in the second half.”


On the team’s defensive mindset on the last play:

We felt that they were going to go to (Myles) Powell. We made a mistake switching off the ball. That kid made a hell of a shot at the end of the game.”


On the importance of making free throws late in the game:

“It’s a part of the game. Free throws. Turnovers. There’s a lot of things that happen during the game but it’s the fundamentals that help you win in the end.”


On if the team made a positive statement with their performance:

“I don’t think we’re trying to make a statement. We’re trying to play good and improved basketball, which I think we’re doing. We played a good first half. In the second half, I think we let them hang around and they made some big shots. I think they started to drive with the ball and it kind of wore on us a little bit.”


On the crowd environment and intensity of the game:

“I think it was great. The energy was great. It was a heck of a game and that kid made a heck of a shot.”

Joseph Jarzynka