Creighton’s Hot Start Down’s St. John’s 75-50

Wilson Sy, Staff Writer
February 11, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Creighton came out of the gate in Carnesecca Arena on a 22-4 outburst and never looked back. The Bluejays shot nearly 60 percent from the floor in the opening half along with shooting over 63 percent from three-point territory on the game. St. John’s drops to 15-7 overall and 6-5 in conference play.... Read more »

Men’s Basketball falls on the road at 22nd-ranked Butler, 85-62

Troy Mauriello, Staff Writer
February 4, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

An extremely slow start and poor interior defense were enough to sink the St. John’s men’s basketball team at Butler in Hinkle Fieldhouse on Tuesday night, as they fell on the road against the Bulldogs 85-62.   “We commend Butler for playing a good game from start to finish as they have... Read more »

Largest Crowd Ever Sees Lady Johnnies Fall in OT Thriller

Anthony Scianna, Staff Writer
January 19, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

First place in the BIG EAST was up for grabs on Friday, as St. John’s faced DePaul in closely contested overtime thriller.   It was St. John’s annual Field Trip Day at Carnesecca Arena, which meant the crowd was occupied by screaming middle schoolers from all across the five boroughs. As ... Read more »

Obepka and defense lead Red Storm to win over Long Beach State

Carmine Carcieri, Staff Writer
December 23, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

St. John’s knocked off Long Beach State, 66-49, on Monday night at Carnesecca Arena to improve to 10-1 on the season. Chris Obekpa was the star of the game for the Johnnies as he produced 16 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and blocked 6 shots. Sir’Dominic Pointer put up another impressive stat line,... Read more »

Johnnies are comeback kids in victory over St. Mary’s

Carmine Carcieri, Staff Writer
December 22, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Despite trailing by as many as 16 points, St. John’s was able to fight off St. Mary’s to win 53 to 47 at Carnesecca Arena on Friday. D’Angelo Harrison led the team with 21 points and Sir’Dominic Pointer was an X-factor, scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 boards. Despite foul trouble, Chris... Read more »

Johnnies show no signs of slowing down as they beat Fairleigh Dickinson

Carmine Carcieri, Staff Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

With a brand new ranking to their name, St. John’s returned to home to knock off Fairleigh Dickinson, 74-52, at Carnesecca Arena Wednesday night. D’Angelo Harrison was the spark for the Johnnies as he put up 26 points in a night where everything was dropping through the hoop. Phil Greene finished... Read more »

St. John’s storms past Cuse’ in Carrier Dome

Carmine Carcieri, Staff Writer
December 8, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

For the first time since 1999, St. John’s beat Syracuse 69-57 at the Carrier Dome. Phil Greene was the savior for the Johnnies as he scored 13 points in the final four minutes including 11 straight points at one point. D’Angelo Harrison led the Red Storm in scoring as he had 24 points and Sir’Dominic... Read more »

Tartamella Looks to Improve Upon Winning Ways in Third Season

Troy Mauriello and Nick Hughes
October 24, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

In each of his first two seasons at the helm, St. John’s women’s basketball coach Joe Tartamella has guided his team to two straight NCAA Tournament appearances.  Last year under his leadership, the Red Storm made the finals of the Big East Tournament and advanced to the second round of the NCAA... Read more »

SJU Students Celebrate the Beginning of Men & Women’s Basketball Season

Anthony Scianna, Staff Writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Over 5,000 eager students packed Carnesecca Arena on Friday night to celebrate the start of the men and women’s basketball seasons during Tip-Off, where the teams were announced for the first time. Energy seemed to be oozing out of the arena as crazed students waved their glow sticks, creating a... Read more »

French Montana At Tip Off 2014

Stephen Zitolo, Sports Editor
October 24, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The University scored big time as students anticipated seeing their beloved women’s and men’s basketball teams as well as famed rapper French Montana perform at the Tip-Off. Before 9 a.m., students made their way to the box office, creating quite a buzz as the line surpassed the University Center... Read more »

Sampson And Sanchez Sign NBA Contracts

Allan C. Gomez, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports

After not hearing their names mentioned in the NBA draft, former St. John’s basketball players JaKarr Sampson and Orlando Sanchez have finally signed professional contracts. Former St. John’s standout JaKarr Sampson has finally found a home. Sampson tried out for 13 NBA teams before going undrafted... Read more »

Women’s Basketball Preview

Anthony Scianna, Staff Writer
September 17, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Finishing with a record of 20-13 last season, D’Angelo Harrison and company look to shed their “bubble team” persona as preparations begin for the highly anticipated 2014-15 campaign. The Red Storm will face familiar rivals on their quest to March Madness glory. These highlighted match-ups include... Read more »