Fans should appreciate Lavin

April 10, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Jon Perez Sports Editor In the recent events that occurred at Rutgers University, college basketball fans are left to wonder, how many other coaches are like Mike Rice? How many other coaches in the country bully their players verbally and physically? Is this a common thing? It’s not. Yes, coaches... 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 »

Mitch’s Pitch: A Little Respect: S’il Vous Plait

Mitchell Petit-Frere, Sports Editor
March 20, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

It’s my last week as sports editor. I have mixed feelings, but I won’t get into those because you could probably care less about how I feel. However, you should know that I’m not the only one with conflicted thoughts right now. The St. John’s athletic community, at this very moment, is doing... 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 »

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 »

Pop Goes the Bubble

Pop Goes the Bubble

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
March 6, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, March Madness, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

St. John’s entered yesterday’s game fighting for its NCAA tournament life. It exited simply fighting, with any hopes of dancing long gone. The Red Storm, who held a four-point lead going into halftime before being outscored 44-14 in the second half, fell to No. 24 Notre Dame 66-40 at Purcell Pavilion... Read more »

Harrison Suspended for Remainder of Season

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
March 1, 2013
Filed under Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports

Sophomore D'Angelo Harrison has been suspended for the remainder of the 2012-2013 season for "conduct detrimental to the team," according to the team. The third leading scorer in the Big East will miss all remaining regular season games, as well as the Big East tournament and any postseason games.... Read more »

NCAA Hopes Hit Roadblock as Johnnies Fall to Pitt

NCAA Hopes Hit Roadblock as Johnnies Fall to Pitt

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
February 24, 2013
Filed under Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John’s men’s basketball team is hoping do “to do something special come March,” as head coach Steve Lavin puts it time and again, but the NCAA tournament looked like a distant dream as the Red Storm (16-11, 8-7) fell to No. 20 Pittsburgh (21-7, 9-6) after a second half disappearance... Read more »

Mitch’s Pitch: The Quest For Three Has Commenced

Mitchell Petit-Frere, Sports Editor
February 20, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

I’m willing to bet a Manchester United jersey that I’m the lone sports editor in the history of the Torch that finds more joy covering men’s soccer than men’s basketball. No offense, coach Lavin, but soccer is my passion. While you were up late studying film from the Louisville game, I was YouTubing... Read more »

Tourney Chances Up In The Air

Tourney Chances Up In The Air

Anthony Parelli, Assistant Sports Editor
February 20, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

After going 1-3 in their last four contests and having their tournament hopes slightly derailed, the St. John’s men’s basketball team hopes to get back on track against South Florida on Wednesday night. Head Coach Steve Lavin will make his return to the hardwood after missing two games after the... Read more »

Not In The Cards

Not In The Cards

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
February 20, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The St. John’s men’s basketball team couldn’t sustain a series of runs as they fell to then No. 12 Louisville 72-58 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY. The Red Storm (15-10, 7-6) started the second half by going on a 10-0 run, but the Cardinals (21-5, 9-4) quickly rebounded with a 8-0... Read more »