When Chris Mullin played for St. John’s and Patrick Ewing was at Georgetown, the two schools were national powers, fierce rivals, and the Big East was the top college basketball conference in the nation.
Years have passed and exodus and realignment have left the once mighty Big East an unrecognizable facsimile of its former self. Last night, Mullin – now the St. Johns head coach – got into a heated confrontation reminiscent of the Big East glory days that resulted in both benches clearing.
The beef started after a hard second half foul by St. John’s upset some Georgetown players. The disagreement devolved into shouting between Mullin and Georgetown head coach John Thompson III.
Both benches cleared when Mullin approached Thompson and the Georgetown bench. Hoya assistant coach Patrick Ewing, Jr. also joined the fray. Mullin and Ewing were hit with technicals and St. Johns hung on for the 74-73 win.
Watch the former Big East heavyweights turn back the clock:
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