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St. John’s Is Now Free to Fire Norm Roberts

Before the actual tournament starts, a look back at last night's wacky NIT. St. John's lost to Memphis in the same way they've been losing to everyone this season: the most painful way possible. The Red Storm lost to Memphis 73–71 on a last-second layup by Wesley Witherspoon. Typically, St. John's played hard but hit hard luck late; honestly, we think this has happened every game St. John's has played since coach Norm Roberts got here. It won't be long now, though: The NIT "run" is over, so the school is free to fire Roberts like the Post reported they would last week. We enjoyed you while you were here, Norm. Meanwhile, we were at the Illinois–Stony Brook game last night, which was like watching real basketball but not quite really. We did learn how fans put on those crazy-tight bodysuit things, though.

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