Three players will not start for St. John's

NEW YORK -- Regular starters D.J. Kennedy, Paris Horne and Sean Evans will not be on the floor when St. John's tips off against Georgia here shortly. The trio was a few minutes late for the team bus as it departed the St. John's campus for Madison Square Garden.

All three are expected to play but coach Norm Roberts wanted to stress team rules are for everyone and for everything, regardless of how minor the transgression is.

In the trio's place, Dwight Hardy, Omari Lawrence and Justin Brownlee will each make their first career starts.