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Bring on the Big East.St. John’s may not have looked ready for prime time as recently as 10 days ago, but it certainly does now. The Red Storm appears to have taken Michael Kors Handbag a quantum leap after knocking Northwestern from the ranks of the unbeaten Tuesday night with an 85-69 victory in the Holiday Festival championship game before 5,583 at the Garden.”I feel like we’re ready for the Big East,” said Justin Brownlee, who had 21 points and was named the Festival’s MVP. ”It was a big game for us and a breakthrough for us. After this game I think we’re ready.”St. John’s put together an incredible second half to come back from a 40-37 halftime deficit to pull away for the win. It shot a blistering 80% from the floor and limited the Wildcats to 29% during the first 16 minutes after the break, extending its zone defense to shut down the three-point game Northwestern depends on.”We were crisp, in synch, the team seemed to really have good rhythm and was playing with a confidence level,” coach Steve Lavin said.The Johnnies (7-3) won the Festival for the 15th time and first time since 2005. Add the crown to the Great Alaska Shootout title they won in November and it’s the first time in 20 years they’ve won two regular-season tournaments. For the first time in a long time, the Red Storm was serenaded by chants of ”We are St. John’s!”In the consolation game, Davidson held off St. Francis (N.Y.), 76-69, behind 17 points each from J.P. Kuhlman Michael Michael Kors Handbag and Jake Cohen. Ricky Cadell had 21 points for the Terriers (6-5).St. John’s next moves into conference play and opens at West Virginia Dec,Cheap Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Online (7). 29. Where that might have looked like a tough Michael Kors Python Handbag proposition to stomach after upset losses to St. Bonaventure and Fordham, the Storm looked Tuesday night like it can compete with any team. Northwestern (8-1) was one of the last nine undefeated teams and is expected to be a top team in the tough Big Ten.”You’re not sure as a coach if it will (happen fast),” Lavin said. ”What I could sense, whether it would be this soon, there was going to come a time when our execution on both ends would come together.””I definitely feel we’re ready,” said Justin Burrell. ”Coach Lav and our staff, they’re putting us in situations I didn’t know existed in basketball. We’re getting out in transition and pressuring guys and doing all sorts of things that make it so easy to score.”The Storm made 15 of its first 18 shots in the second half to go up 73-62 with 3:45 to play on Brownlee’s three-pointer. He came down from the shot with fists pumping. ”I was just feeling like it was time to put them away,” he said. ”It Michael Kors Handbag Sale was a close game most of the game and that shot I felt was a dagger to them.”Dwight Hardy Michael Kors Python had 24 points,?Burrell had 16, D.J. Kennedy scored 13? and Dwayne Polee added 10 for St. John’s, which made 60% from the floor for the game.John Shurna had 28 points for Northwestern.”They did a good job defensively,” Michael Kors Hamilton Shurna said. ”I think it seemed like they were making every basket. We tried to force some shots here and there and it took us out of our rhythm.”TRANSFER NEWSSt. John’s redshirt sophomore guard Quincy Roberts plans to transfer,Michael Kors Canada Outlet Ch, possibly as soon as next semester, as the Daily News first reported on its website Tuesday. The 6-5 Roberts, from Harrisburg, Pa.,Michael Kors Satchel Bags Cheap Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Online (24), played in four games this season and averaged one? point in 7.8 minutes. . . . Seton Hall sophomore forward Ferrakohn Hall is transferring. He was averaging 5.1 points this season.