St. John’s beats Syracuse at the Garden

St. John’s beats Syracuse at the Garden

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager
December 13, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

It was a familiar stage with some less familiar faces, and a result that is starting to become more familiar. St. John’s and Syracuse met for the 90th time in their history, and the Johnnies defeated their old Big East rival for the second straight year, 84-72. As usual, the crowd at Madison... Read more »

St. John’s grinds out victory over Niagara, 48-44

St. John’s grinds out victory over Niagara, 48-44

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor
December 11, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

It wasn’t pretty by any means, but the St. John’s did enough to begin a winning streak. They did just enough to inch by Niagara 48-44, on Wednesday night at Carnesecca Arena. It was the 100th all-time meeting between St. John's and Niagara. “A win is a win,” Chris Mullin said following the... Read more »

St. John’s rallies past St. Francis in Garden opener

St. John’s rallies past St. Francis in Garden opener

Stephen Zitolo, Sports Editor
December 7, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

St. John’s has been consistently inconsistent up to this point of the season, and nothing changed on Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. The Red Storm escaped with a 63-56 victory over St. Francis-Brooklyn, and nothing was pretty about it. “Tonight wasn’t a pretty game, but we will... Read more »

St. John’s Falls at Fordham in First True Road Game of the Year

St. John’s Falls at Fordham in First True Road Game of the Year

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor
December 7, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In the team’s first true road game of the season, St. John’s was dominated from start to finish by Fordham at Rose Hill Gymnasium in the Bronx Wednesday night. Point guard Federico Mussini's struggles were the difference in the game. The Italian native scored just five points on 2-of-9 shooting... Read more »

Kassoum Yakwe cleared by NCAA

Kassoum Yakwe cleared by NCAA

Katherine Aquavella, Staff Writer
December 2, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Until last week, it looked as though Chris Mullin’s top New York City recruit may not step on the court this season.  But, on Wednesday, St. John’s 6’7” four-star freshman recruit, and top-100 nationally ranked  prospect, Kassoum Yakwe was cleared to play by the NCAA.    Yakwe attende... Read more »

St. John’s shows growth in Maui

St. John’s shows growth in Maui

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager
December 2, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The good, the bad and the ugly of the Red Storm were on display in Hawaii, where they went 1-2 at the annual Maui Jim Maui Invitational during Thanksgiving Week. St. John’s took a pair of tough losses to two Top 25 teams in Vanderbilt and Indiana before defeating Chaminade to finish seventh in... Read more »

Ron Mvouika honors hometown Paris with his play on the court

Ron Mvouika honors hometown Paris with his play on the court

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor
December 2, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After sitting out all of last season at Missouri State due to a serious injury, men’s basketball graduate student Ron Mvouika produced a solid nine points and four rebounds off the bench in his first game in a St. John’s uniform. But, the joy of success and victory snapped into fear when the P... Read more »

Where are they now? Former Red Storm stars excelling in the pros

Where are they now? Former Red Storm stars excelling in the pros

Troy Mauriello, Assistant Sports Editor
December 2, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With all of the new faces that have come to Queens to play and coach for the St. John’s men’s basketball team this season, it may be easy for Red Storm fans to forget about some of the stars from last year’s NCAA Tournament team. However, many of those stars have moved on to begin successful ... Read more »

Balamou reinstatement boosts St. John’s to win over Rutgers

Balamou reinstatement boosts St. John’s to win over Rutgers

Troy Mauriello, Assistant Sports Editor
November 20, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Felix Balamou returned, and made a difference in a comeback victory for the Red Storm. Balamou, who was reinstated by the NCAA just hours before tipoff, had eight points to go with a team-high 11 rebounds and seven assists to help St. John's overcome a 16-point deficit to defeat old Big East rival... Read more »

Mullin looks “sharp” in first career win

Mullin looks “sharp” in first career win

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager
November 18, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Chris Mullin won his long-awaited coaching debut with thanks in part to his international recruiting class. Freshmen Federico Mussini and Yankuba Sima, two of Mullin’s top gets this summer, led St. John’s to a 66-57 victory over Wagner on Friday at Carnesecca Arena. Mussini scored 18 points on... Read more »

Mussini led Johnnies easy to victory over UMBC

Mussini led Johnnies easy to victory over UMBC

Troy Mauriello, Assistant Sports Editor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After notching a victory to open up the Chris Mullin era in Queens on Friday night, the St. John’s men’s basketball team returned to Carnesecca Arena to blow past the UMBC Retrievers, 75-53, on Monday. Monday’s game would serve as an opening round matchup of the 2015 Maui Invitational, as th... Read more »

Marcus LoVett, Felix Balamou ruled ineligible for St. John’s

Carmine Carcierci, Assistant Sports Editor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Chris Mullin’s first season as head coach of the St. John’s men’s basketball team is expected to be a clear cut rebuilding year with nine new faces. That task has proven to be much more difficult after the NCAA ruled freshman Marcus LoVett and senior Felix Balamou ineligible. The NCAA came to a de... Read more »