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Sluggish SJU falls at home to Delaware State

Sluggish SJU falls at home to Delaware State

Derrell Bouknight, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena marked the first game for St. John’s after a Thanksgiving voyage to the Bahamas, where they lost three consecutive games to Michigan State, VCU, and Old Dominion. In a welcome-back game against Delaware State, the Johnnies were supposed to put the Hornets away with th... Read more »

Courtside: International Impact

Courtside: International Impact

Kaylee Herndon, Staff Writer
November 27, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Roughly 10 minutes before open practice began on St. John’s Media Day, sophomore guard Federico Mussini and sophomore center Yankuba Sima began taking some warm up shots together.  Mussini and Sima have experienced being both teammates and rivals. Outside of St. John’s basketball, each represe... Read more »

Dribble for the Cure raises record breaking numbers

Dribble for the Cure raises record breaking numbers

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

For the second straight year, St. John’s men’s and women’s basketball programs raised $100,000 for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation by hosting the sixth annual Dribble for the Cure fundraiser on Saturday morning. This year, the Johnnies raised a record breaking $105,000, increasing the t... Read more »

Amar Alibegovic, Christian Jones depart from Queens

Amar Alibegovic, Christian Jones depart from Queens

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Editor
April 14, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

In a matter of a week, the final two holdovers from the Steve Lavin era have moved on from the St. John’s program. Sophomore forward Amar Alibegovic has decided to transfer, while redshirt junior Christian Jones has opted to explore his options at the professional level and on the graduate transfer... Read more »

Late run not enough as Red Storm fall to Marquette

Late run not enough as Red Storm fall to Marquette

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

It was do or die time for St. John’s. A win at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday would send them to the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament and a loss would end one of the worst seasons in program history. While the Johnnies fought for their dear lives, coming back down as many as 16 points ... Read more »

Recruit Ponds shines at MSG

Troy Mauriello, Assistant Sports Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Sports

If future St. John’s guard Shamorie Ponds’ performance at Madison Square Garden on Saturday was any indication of how he’ll play in big games during his collegiate career, the Red Storm could have a bright future in store. The four-star recruit, who currently attends Thomas Jefferson High School ... Read more »

St. John’s concludes frustrating regular season in typical fashion

St. John’s concludes frustrating regular season in typical fashion

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager
March 9, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The hardest part is finally over. The Chris Mullin rebuilding project at St. John’s concluded its brutal regular first season with a 90-76 loss to Providence on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, which kept with the year-long narrative for the Red Storm. As in most of their Big East schedule,... Read more »

St. John’s completely embarrassed by Creighton, 100-59

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor
March 2, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

It is amazing how much can change in a week. Last Saturday, the Red Storm challenged Seton Hall, a likely NCAA Tournament team, until the final buzzer at Madison Square Garden. This week, the Red Storm not only lost at DePaul but also followed the disastrous defeat up with a far more worrisome loss ... Read more »

Finally: St. John’s at last ends 16-game losing streak

Finally: St. John’s at last ends 16-game losing streak

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager
February 18, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

As the final seconds ticked off, the fans, players, and coaches in Carnesecca Arena collectively breathed a sigh of relief; St. John’s two month-long nightmare was finally over. The Red Storm got their first win since December 13 and snapped a 16-game losing streak with an 80-65 victory over DePa... Read more »

No. 1 Nova too much for Johnnies

No. 1 Nova too much for Johnnies

Troy Mauriello, Assistant Sports Editor
February 16, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

It’s been a theme that has become all too familiar for the St. John’s men’s basketball team this season. A strong and inspiring effort against a more talented opponent that ends up falling just short.  The season’s gloomy narrative continued Saturday night when the Red Storm suffered a 73-63... Read more »

Georgetown drops the hammer on the Johnnies, 92-67

Georgetown drops the hammer on the Johnnies, 92-67

Katherine Acquavella, Staff Writer
February 10, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

St. John’s is still winless in the Big East after dropping a 92-67 decision to Georgetown at the Verizon Center. The Johnnies never held a lead the entire game while Georgetown had three players score at least 20 points and hit a season-high 56 percent of its field goals. The win ended a three... Read more »

Sima return not enough as Butler hammers St. John’s

Sima return not enough as Butler hammers St. John’s

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With St. John’s coming off an impressive performance at Xavier and Yankuba Sima returning from a seven-game absence, the stars seemed like they were aligned for the Johnnies to earn their first conference victory. Instead, the Red Storm were throttled by Roosevelt Jones and the Butler Bulldogs, 8... Read more »

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