The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

Slow out of the gate

Kieran Lynch, Editor-in-Chief
December 4, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The St. John’s men’s basketball team came roaring back from a 15-point deficit twice over the weekend at the Barclays Center Classic Brooklyn. It came out of the tournament 1-1, but saw the continuation of a trend of slow starts that dates back to the Red Storm’s season opener against Wisconsin. The... Read more »

Johnnies sweep past Wagner for first win

Kieran Lynch, Editor-in-Chief
November 15, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Coming off a season-opening loss to then-No. 20 Wisconsin last week, the St. John’s men’s basketball team knew it had to get in the win column. That would hardly be a guarantee without an emphasis on the deficiencies exhibited last week – mainly defense and 3-point shooting. It got a little... Read more »

Don’t throw this Gift away

Jon Perez, Sports Editor
November 6, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

It may be a shot in the dark, but God’sgift Achiuwa might have some value to this team during the season. Achiuwa might not be a defensive force down low or put up 30 points in the paint, but he will have the opportunity to clean up a lot of the mess and be another body down low. Head coach Steve Lavin has been no stranger to praise the depth of his team, noting at times that he’ll have two or three people at every position.  ... Read more »

Johnnies squeeze past Gators in exhibition

Kieran Lynch, Editor-in-Chief
November 2, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The St. John’s men’s basketball team survived a scare from Division II San Francisco State 82-80 in its first exhibition game of the season after trailing by as many as eight points in the second half. Junior guard D’Angelo Harrison gave the Red Storm the lead 81-80 at 17 seconds remaining with... Read more »

Sir’Dom Plays Hero for Johnnies

Sir’Dom Plays Hero for Johnnies

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
March 20, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John’s men’s basketball team lived to see another day as Sir’Dominic Pointer made a last second step-back fade away shot to down Saint Joseph’s 63-61 in the first round of the NIT tournament at Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, Pa. “He deserved a high point given the degree of how bad... Read more »

‘Cats Bounce Johnnies from Tournament

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
March 13, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The St. John’s men’s basketball team barely had enough time to take in the scenery before they were bounced from the Big East tournament by Villanova on Wednesday night. The Red Storm (16-15, 8-10) fell to the Wildcats (20-12, 10-8) 66-53 after a game that saw the team go from being down 12 early... Read more »

Sampson Named Rookie of the Year

Sampson Named Rookie of the Year

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
March 13, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Freshman JaKarr Sampson was named the 2012-2013 Big East Rookie of the Year, which is voted on by the conference’s coaches and was announced yesterday. Sampson is the third player in school history to win the award and the second in a row after Maurice Harkless received the trophy following his... Read more »

Mitch’s Pitch: Keep on Dreaming, St. John’s

Mitchell Petit-Frere, Sports Editor
March 13, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

If you have about five minutes of free time, keep reading. If not, come back a little later because I’m about to take you on a fantasy ride. It’s March 16 and you’re at Madison Square Garden, screaming your heart out in the St. John’s student section as your beloved Johnnies face off against... Read more »

Heartbreak at the Garden

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
March 13, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With time running down, the St. John’s men’s basketball regular season finale looked like it was going the way that so many of the team’s games against ranked teams went – a promising beginning followed by a bitterly disappointing end. That outlook looked like it could change beginning at... Read more »

Johnnies Edge Past Huskies

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
February 7, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

With the ring finger on his right hand swollen to what looked like double the size, sophomore D’Angelo Harrison’s hands tell the story of the ups and downs of Wednesday night’s game against Connecticut and maybe of the season as a whole. From that injured hand came the struggles of shooting... Read more »

Young Johnnies Evoking Memories of 2011

Michael E. Cunniff, Editor-In-Chief
January 30, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Is it just me, or is it starting to feel like 2011? I’m probably getting ahead of myself, but that’s how I feel whenever I watch the men’s basketball team play.D’Angelo Harrison stars as Dwight Hardy in Rise of the Red Storm II: The Lavining, while JaKarr Sampson has nailed down the Justin... Read more »

Sir’Dom Leads Johnnies Past Rutgers

Anthony Parelli and Matthew Wolfson, Assistant Sports Editors
January 24, 2013
Filed under Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John’s men’s basketball team traveled to New Jersey on Wednesday and defeated Rutgers 72-60, exacting revenge after a two-point Jan. 9 loss to their Big East rival. The win was their third straight conference victory. “I think our aggressiveness and our defense fueled our offense,”... Read more »

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