Villanova falls to St. John’s, 70-59, snapping nine-game winning streak

Villanova hadn’t been to Carnesecca Arena on the St. John’s campus since 1994. Jay Wright probably hopes it’ll be another 27 years before his team sees the cozy arena in Queens again. The third-ranked Wildcats were confounded Wednesday night by the quick, pressing defense of the Red Storm for much of the game, missing shots and committing turnovers at a rate not seen to this point in their season. And St. John’s capitalized, keeping the heat on, and defeated Villanova, 70-59, to snap the Cats’ nine-game winning streak. The Wildcats (11-2, 6-1 Big East) established a season high with 17 turnove…

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