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St. John's managing recent triumphs

In the midst of joining the Top 25, Steve Lavin is doing his best not to change a thing

Updated: February 23, 2011, 3:37 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- St. John's is nationally ranked this week for the first time in more than a decade, but first-year coach Steve Lavin is not changing his approach one bit.

In fact, on Monday -- the same day on which both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches polls were released with St. John's included, marking the first time the Red Storm were listed on either one since Nov. 28, 2000 -- Lavin placed a copy of a poem in each of his players' lockers.

The poem was Rudyard Kipling's ...

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