Fran Fraschilla's latest meeting with St. John's didn't end any better than the last one.
The No. 15 Red Storm, led by Lavor Postell's 20 points and Reggie Jessie's 17 rebounds, beat its former coach and New Mexico, 70-62, in yesterday's consolation game of the CoSIDA Classic.
Dayton and Samford, which beat St. John's, 68-60, in Friday's tournament opener, played in the championship game.
Fraschilla coached at St. John's for two years and led the school to the NCAA tournament in 1998. He was fired after that season when he expressed an interest in the vacant job at Arizona State.
New Mexico (1-2) repeatedly rallied from nine- and 10-point deficits and took only its second lead of the game at 57-54 on a three-pointer by Kevin Henry with 4 minutes 53 seconds left. St. John's (1-1) then scored five straight points.
As the final seconds ticked away, Fraschilla walked over to the St. John's bench and shook hands with his successor, Mike Jarvis, and his staff, then hugged Postell, who played for Fraschilla, and Barkley, who was recruited by him.
* CINCINNATI 94, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 67: Freshman Kenny Satterfield and DerMarr Johnson (Newport School) riddled the visiting Penguins' flimsy perimeter defense, combining for 32 points, as the No. 1 Bearcats pulled away.
In its first regular season game as the nation's top-ranked team, Cincinnati used its size advantage, full-court defense and accurate outside shooting to make quick work of the Penguins. The Bearcats won their 20th consecutive season-opening game and stretched their home-court winning streak to 33 games, fifth-longest in Division I.
* TEXAS 82, LA.-LAFAYETTE 48: After just one game, Texas is already off to a better start than last season. Center Chris Mihm scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the No. 21 Longhorns past the visiting Ragin' Cajuns in the opener for both teams. Texas started 0-4 last season before winning the Big 12 regular season championship.
Shea Whiting had 11 points for the Ragin' Cajuns, who shot just 27 percent, including 0 for 17 from three-point range.
* OKLAHOMA ST. 81, IDAHO 50: In Stillwater, Okla., Desmond Mason scored 27 points and had eight rebounds for the No. 23 Cowboys, who beat the Vandals in the America's Youth Classic. Mason, a preseason all-Big 12 selection, was 3 of 5 from three-point range, 6 of 8 from the foul line and converted a couple of high-flying alley-oops to punctuate the easy victory.
* DUKE 100, ARMY 42: Shane Battier scored 17 points, and Nate James and Carlos Boozer each added 15 for the No. 18 Blue Devils in their home opener.
After starting 0-2 for the first time since the 1958-59 season, the Blue Devils (1-2) rebounded from two bad shooting nights against Stanford and Connecticut in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic last week. Duke shot 54 percent, including 70 percent in the first half.
* STANFORD 62, UC SANTA BARBARA 49: Jarron Collins scored 21 points and had 12 rebounds for the No. 9 Cardinal. Mark Hull led the Gauchos with 13 points.