Pitino out for St

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN Staff WriterJan 16, 2024, 05:51 PM ET


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John’s coach Rick Pitino will not be on the sideline for Tuesday night’s game at Seton Hall while he recovers from COVID-19, the school announced.Associate head coach Steve

Masiello will work as the Red Storm’s acting head coach.Tuesday’s game is an essential tilt for both St. John’s and Seton Hall. The Red Storm’s four-game winning streak ended Saturday at Creighton, while Seton Hall has actually won 4 in a row and seven of its previous eight to move into a tie with UConn atop the Big East standings.Both teams need the win to help improve their NCAA competition chances.

ESPN’s newest Bracketology revealed St. John’s(12-5)as a 7-seed and Seton Hall(12-5)as a 9-seed. Pitino remains in his first season at St. John’s. The Hall of Popularity coach was employed last spring after 3 seasons at Iona. He has actually won 2 national championships and been to 7 Last Fours.

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