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Solly Walker’s impact at St. John’s went beyond the hardwood

Solly Walker’s impact at St. John’s went beyond the hardwood

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
March 16
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The month of February marked the 91st year of Black History Month and the final full month of the 2016-2017 St. John’s men’s basketball season. While numerous players, including Chris Mullin, Malik Sealy, D’Angelo Harrison, Mark Jackson and others, have had a significant impact on the court for the Joh...

St. John’s tops Georgetown in old school Big East matchup

St. John’s tops Georgetown in old school Big East matchup

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
March 9
Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

On Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, the date read March 8, 2017, but it sure felt a lot more like 1985. The St. John’s Red Storm and Georgetown Hoyas went blow-for-blow in a chippy, dramatic, and, at times, sloppy game in the Opening Round of the Big East Tournament, bringing back memories...

Slow start dooms St. John’s in 86-75 loss to Providence

Slow start dooms St. John’s in 86-75 loss to Providence

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
March 4
Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

An 86-75 loss for St. John's against Providence in the Red Storm's season finale did two things. First, it ended the Red Storm's three-game winning streak at Madison Square Garden. But second, and likely more importantly, it exposed a weakness that Chris Mullin's young team will have to improve upon...

St. John’s road woes continue at Creighton

St. John’s road woes continue at Creighton

Derrell Bouknight, Assistant Sports Editor
March 1
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

With seven conference wins and hopes of moving up from the eighth spot in the Big East standings, St. John’s traveled to Omaha looking to avenge an earlier loss to Creighton. Fresh off a weekend victory over Georgetown, the Red Storm went into Tuesday night’s game with a 7-9 record against confe...

St. John’s holds on against Georgetown, 86-80

St. John’s holds on against Georgetown, 86-80

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

If Saturday's St. John's-Georgetown battle at Madison Square Garden was a preview of a future Big East Tournament matchup, we could be gearing up to add another chapter in this historical rivalry. The Red Storm and Hoyas, who came into the afternoon in eighth and nine place in the conference, respectively,...

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
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...

St. John’s tops Seton Hall, 78-70

St. John’s tops Seton Hall, 78-70

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
February 12
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
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
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
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
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...

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
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....

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