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Men’s Basketball Takes Big Step Forward in 2016-2017

Men’s Basketball Takes Big Step Forward in 2016-2017

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor
March 16
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

There’s a slogan popping up all over social media that has become a rallying cry, of sorts, for floundering athletic teams. Thanks to the newfound success of the young, yet infinitely talented, Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA, “Trust the Process” has firmly established itself in sports lexicon. We...

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...

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...

Johnnies score upset at home over 13th-ranked Butler

Johnnies score upset at home over 13th-ranked Butler

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
December 30
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

When Brooklyn-native Shamorie Ponds announced his decision to stay home and play his college ball at St. John's, it was moments like this that he likely envisioned. A big home game against a ranked conference rival with an entire arena behind he and his teammates, trying to will them to victory. Well,...

Sluggish SJU falls at home to Delaware State

Sluggish SJU falls at home to Delaware State

Derrell Bouknight, Staff Writer
December 1
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...

Courtside: International Impact

Courtside: International Impact

Kaylee Herndon, Staff Writer
November 27
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...

Dribble for the Cure raises record breaking numbers

Dribble for the Cure raises record breaking numbers

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
September 29
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...

Amar Alibegovic, Christian Jones depart from Queens

Amar Alibegovic, Christian Jones depart from Queens

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Editor
April 14
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...

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
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 ...

Recruit Ponds shines at MSG

Troy Mauriello, Assistant Sports Editor
March 15
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 ...

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
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,...

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

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor
March 2
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 ...

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