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SJU drops two straight on the road in Big East play

SJU drops two straight on the road in Big East play

Brianna Pace, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

LISTEN: Episode One of the new "Torch Talk" sports mini-podcast, hosted by Co-Sports Editor Troy Mauriello.   St. John’s travelled to Indianapolis and Milwaukee this past week to face off against Big East opponents Butler and Marquette. The Red Storm (12-16, 6-9) dropped their first game...

Sandra Udboi selected to the Allstate WBCA Good Works team

Keisha Raymond, Staff Writer
February 18, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Sandra Udobi, a redshirt senior on St. John's women basketball team, was named to the 2017 Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Good Works Team on Feb. 14. The WBCA awards student-athletes (college basketball) for their outstanding community service. "We are extremely proud of...

St. John’s tops Seton Hall, 78-70

St. John’s tops Seton Hall, 78-70

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
February 12, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Believe it or not, after 13 games of Big East play, the St. John's Red Storm have somehow snuck their way into the top half of the conference standings. St. John's (12-14, 6-7) picked up its sixth win in conference play on Feb. 11 with a 78-70 victory over Seton Hall at Madison Square Garden. The...

Red Storm win two over the weekend

Red Storm win two over the weekend

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

The St. John’s women’s basketball team played two home games over three days this past weekend, one on Friday at Carnesecca Arena and one on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Friday night’s matchup was against Big East rival Butler and the Red Storm picked up a 62-55 victory. Jade Walker and Aaliya...

St. John’s falls to hobbled Xavier, 82-77

St. John’s falls to hobbled Xavier, 82-77

Dylan Hornik, Assistant Sports Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Mixed emotions emanated from the press conference room at Madison Square Garden Sunday evening. St. John’s head coach Chris Mullin remained upbeat even after his team squandered a potential upset, losing to no. 24/22 Xavier 82-77. “[Xavier is] one of the top-25 teams in the country and they had us ...

Walker’s milestone highlights women’s basketball break

Walker’s milestone highlights women’s basketball break

Dylan Hornik, Assistant Sports Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

Just over a month ago, the St. John’s student body left the anonymity of their dorms, put their MetroCards down and tossed their car keys away, content to spend the next five weeks resting at home after an arduous fall semester. For the women’s basketball team, though, the work had just begun....

Up and down winter break for men’s basketball

Up and down winter break for men’s basketball

Derrell Bouknight, Assistant Sports Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

St. John's 93, Syracuse 60, Dec. 21 More than a year after St. John’s upset former Big East rival Syracuse in front of a full capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden, Chris Mullin’s team once again found themselves as the underdog four days before Christmas. For 40 minutes, the Red Storm dominat...

Naclerio’s unique path to basketball history

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

St. John’s alum Ron Naclerio knows a thing or two about winning. In fact, he probably knows around 758 things about winning. Naclerio, a graduate of St. John’s in 1979, has coached basketball at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Bayside, NY for 36 years and counting. In that time, he’s bec...

Missed opportunities spoil St. John’s upset bid against Villanova

Missed opportunities spoil St. John’s upset bid against Villanova

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
January 15, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Since the start of the Chris Mullin era in Queens, St. John's players, coaches and even fans have preached the ongoing "process" of rebuilding the Red Storm into the national power that they once were. Well, that process missed a golden opportunity to take a major step forward on Jan. 14. St....

St. John’s has three-game win streak snapped by Creighton

St. John’s has three-game win streak snapped by Creighton

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
January 5, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

In front of a raucous Carnesecca Arena crowd hungry for another top-25 upset, the St. John's Red Storm were unable to duplicate last week's magic. The Johnnies were overpowered and, at times, overmatched against No. 10 Creighton as they fell 85-72 to the Blue Jays for their first Big East loss. The...

Red Storm win second straight to open Big East Play

Red Storm win second straight to open Big East Play

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
January 1, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

After an inconsistent start to the regular season, the St. John's Red Storm may finally be finding their way. The Johnnies (8-7, 2-0) rang in the new year with another come-from-behind win as they topped DePaul 79-73 for their third straight victory on Jan. 1. The win gave St. John's its first 2-0...

Johnnies score upset at home over 13th-ranked Butler

Johnnies score upset at home over 13th-ranked Butler

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
December 30, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

When Brooklyn-native Shamorie Ponds announced his decision to stay home and play his college ball at St. John's, it was moments like this that he likely envisioned. A big home game against a ranked conference rival with an entire arena behind he and his teammates, trying to will them to victory. Well,...

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